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Kirkland (Costco) Premium Golf Ball?

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7 minutes ago, lastings said:

HA! several rounds with the same ball would do wonders for my scorecard!

Agreed. Several holes is a win.

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3 hours ago, Billsy said:

Played the ball in florida and found the performance to be great but lousy durability. No ball does well on trees or cart paths. However, regular use the cover does wear. 

Great ball for fun rounds or practice not sure want to use during regular play.

I haven't found this to be the case, unless I hit it on a cart path.  I've been playing this ball regularly and haven't found any issues with it's durability, any more than any other ball.  I played this in a tournament last weekend and shot 73 and played the same ball the entire round.  In fact, we have our Board of Directors tournament this weekend and I'll be playing it then.

2 hours ago, jkelley9 said:

I think I agree with you. I feel like the covers may be wearing down slightly faster than regular use, but I've played the same couple of balls for several rounds before and even though there's some wear I feel the ball still performs just fine for me - meaning it doesn't lose performance as it wear the cover. Just my opinion. Several rounds with a ball is acceptable to me.

I used to go through Pro V1-x's and Snells just as much as the Kirkland's, or any other ball for that matter.  I never use a golf ball for more than two rounds anyways.  

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Been playing the Kirkland ball for a few weeks now.  Also playing the Snell MTB and ProV1.  

Have rotated the balls during rounds to get a really good gauge on performance and although they all perform very similar the Snell ball is my favorite.  

No doubt in my mind (coming from a 10HC golfer) that they both rival the ProV1.  Someone who is a low HC, Scratch, or Pro may find more differences than I can, but at my level the price point of the Snell and Kirkland is impossible to pass up.  Have not tried Vice balls but have heard similar good things about it.

 

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They are selling on ebay for a premium price (about double the sticker price).  Maybe I should get in on that, keep a dozen, sell a dozen. 

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11 minutes ago, 26point2 said:

They are selling on ebay for a premium price (about double the sticker price).  Maybe I should get in on that, keep a dozen, sell a dozen. 

I don't think that's going to work this time around. They had the ball available for much longer this time than before and the ball had already become pretty widespread popular - so people were able to pick them up themselves since it didn't sell out in < 4 hours like it had in the past.

The ones on ebay will likely not sell this time around. They can list them all they want, though.

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23 minutes ago, jkelley9 said:

I don't think that's going to work this time around. They had the ball available for much longer this time than before and the ball had already become pretty widespread popular - so people were able to pick them up themselves since it didn't sell out in < 4 hours like it had in the past.

The ones on ebay will likely not sell this time around. They can list them all they want, though.

You may be right, but there are bids for $50-60 per double dozen and $12-15 for a sleeve.  I'm sure they will sell as not everyone is a Costco member.

Even at $25-30 per dozen they are a inexpensive impulse buy for most non-Costco member Ebay buyer golfers. 

And most of the ads I've seen have shipping costs similar to Costco's (normal Costco shipping is $0, but for these balls they are charging $4.25ish per double dozen.).

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On 4/24/2017 at 0:39 PM, lastings said:

 or is this not a good deal and going out of my way to do too much work because they play and feel like a $35/box Titleist NXT Tour? 

The Titleist NXT is overpriced when the TopFlite Gamer is a better ball for much less.

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Got the Kirkland specials delivered a couple of days ago, put some into play this morning.

I can absolutely verify that these balls fly the same distance into the woods as a ProV1.

Shanked shots, tops, fatties and pop-ups all behave just as well as any $4 ball.

They held up pretty well hitting a cart path and a direct drive into an oak tree.

They did feel pretty good off the putter. 

All in all a good purchase for me.

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Played it yesterday.  It's launches very high with the driver compared to other balls and spins a little less than my normal callway soft.  The thing is very soft though feels like a marshmellow off the face.  I tested it on the Gc2 today and noticed on Driver it does launch a few degrees higher and spins around 300 more than the callaway.  On irons it launches higher as well but, spins less.  Not sure what I think about it so far it's almost to soft feeling for me.

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On 4/29/2017 at 2:03 PM, poser said:

Played it yesterday.  It's launches very high with the driver compared to other balls and spins a little less than my normal callway soft.  The thing is very soft though feels like a marshmellow off the face.  I tested it on the Gc2 today and noticed on Driver it does launch a few degrees higher and spins around 300 more than the callaway.  On irons it launches higher as well but, spins less.  Not sure what I think about it so far it's almost to soft feeling for me.

I don't know about spin but yes, I feel like the launch is higher and definitely agree with the "marshmallow" feel - which is exactly what I want golf balls to feel like! I can't go back! I love the butter soft feel around the greens and off the putter. Yesterday I practiced 10-20 yards chip shots for about an hour and a half with these and I love this feel. Although, I think the ball get grass stains easier than other balls. But meh.

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Man, I wish there was a Costco near me, and not just for the golf balls. The closest one is near Cleveland. When I was running a sales route up there I got a card and would occasionally hit the store before heading home. What a store! They, literally, have EVERYTHING!!

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10 hours ago, Buckeyebowman said:

Man, I wish there was a Costco near me, and not just for the golf balls. The closest one is near Cleveland. When I was running a sales route up there I got a card and would occasionally hit the store before heading home. What a store! They, literally, have EVERYTHING!!

For a low $1.50 non-member fee, you can order almost anything online from them.

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On 5/2/2017 at 9:02 AM, dennyjones said:

For a low $1.50 non-member fee, you can order almost anything online from them.

Yeah, but I like to "shop" the store. Handle the merch, you know. Plus, they have very nice wine selection!

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On 5/4/2017 at 11:03 PM, Buckeyebowman said:

Yeah, but I like to "shop" the store. Handle the merch, you know. Plus, they have very nice wine selection!

Very nice wine selection.

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On 5/9/2017 at 7:16 PM, jsgolfer said:

Very nice wine selection.

I check almost daily for any news - nothing so far.  I missed getting some by about an hour at the local store last time they came out.  Grrrr.

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I have no doubt the K's are a good  ball for the price, but really...are they worth all this?  There are plenty of others at about the same price...Snells, Srixon, TF Gamers.

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