What’s all this about Costco selling a golf ball that rivals the Titleist Pro V1? Here is the lowdown.
On a number of golf forums and on social media, a few golfers were singing their praises of the new golf ball that large volume wholesaler Costco were selling in the US. Nearly all the claims were dismissed as crazy; how could a golf ball being sold for US$29.99 for two dozen from a non-golf store be a decent ball for any decent golfer to play?
It turns out that the rumours and early reports weren’t so crazy after all.
Costco has been selling the four-piece urethane cover Kirkland Signature golf ball for a few months before Golf review site MyGolfSpy decided find out how it performed by putting it up against the number one ball in golf, the Titleist ProV1.
And the results were incredible.
And just to hammer home to results, MyGolfSpy tweeted this that shows the Kirkland Signature golf ball (which appears on the USGA conforming golf ball list) not only stacks up pretty well against the ProV1 but outperforms it in many areas.
— MyGolfSpy (@MyGolfSpy) December 6, 2016
It’s almost hard to believe, but as Mygolf Spy reported, their product “… must be equal to or better than the national brands, and must offer a savings to our members.”
But to actually back this up and provide a product that is as good as the best in one of the toughest retail markets for a quarter of the price is astonishing. Not to mention a little displeasing for the major golf ball manufacturing companies.
Some detective work by Golf News Net revealed that the Kirkland Signature is made by South Korea’s Nassau Golf company for Costco and they have been so popular that they have been struggling to keep up with demand.
So the big question for all Aussie Golfer readers: is it available at Australian Costco stores?
We don’t think so.
UPDATE: A number of readers have told us that they have found the balls in Costco stores across Australia.
The Kirkland Signature has been completely sold out in the US for a month (although more arriving from Dec 20) so the likelihood we’ll see the golf ball in Australia anytime soon is low.
There have been the odd dozen or two being sold on eBay if you want to get your hands on them, but you’ll probably end up paying more than you would for a ProV1.
If we hear of the Kirkland Signature golf balls becoming available in Australia, we’ll let you know.