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Thursday
Mar022017

They're (Maybe) Back! New Costco Ball On Conforming List

Nice spot by GolfNewsNet's Ryan Ballengee to locate a new Costco golf ball on the March 1st USGA conforming ball list.

He writes:

The new ball is the Performance One Kirkland Signature ball. It also has four pieces and has a triple cover, but not a solid core. These balls are rated for medium to high spin and are made by SM Global LLC, an American subsidiary of a Korean company that is the new manufacturing partner for Costco.

While the original Costco four-piece ball remains dead as a likely one-off product, the buying craze and ability of the ball to get people in stores seems to have inspired Costco to move quickly on another ball, just as a company executive predicted.

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@PD was first to scoop this news and posted it over 24 hours ago on none other than geoffshackelford.com

http://www.geoffshackelford.com/homepage/2017/3/1/new-changes-to-the-rules-dmds-for-all-maybe.html#comments
03.2.2017 | Unregistered CommenterTTB
The ball will have to perform as good as the original if its going to keep the craze going
03.3.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPress Agent
Ballangee writes "but not a solid core" for the ball. Just becuase the USGA conforming ball list does not list it as a solid core ball does not mean that it is not. Take a look at how some of the Titleist (Pro-V1) and Callaway (Chrome Soft X) balls are listed. They have solid cores but the USGA ball designation does not list that. The balls aren't wound/liquid core (no longer manufactured) or hollow core as the OnCore golf balls are.

SM Global LLC is not a new partner for Costco. SM Global has provided many products for Costco for years. SM Global is a logisitics company that Coscto has used to purchase Callaway golf balls and gloves as well as other products. SM Global has been listed as the ball manufacturer on the USGA list since October. Kirkland balls first appeared on the confoming ball list in September 2016.

A bit of research by Ballangee could have provided these facts for his article instead of some incomplete and misleading reporting.
03.3.2017 | Unregistered CommenterOWGR Fan
" The ball will have to perform as good as the original if its going to keep the craze going "

Possibly, but I would think that almost any Urethane-covered golf ball at that price would be in demand.
If I see those at a Costco, you better believe I'll buy several dozen and try to flip them. If it doesn't work, Costco will gladly take them back.

I'm sure I laid eyes on the balls the first time around but assumed it was a Kirkland cheapie with no backstory. Dang it!
03.3.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJohn
tony covey is clueless. he bought the ny post falsehoods about taylor made hook, line and sinker and propagated them widely. covey is a fool.
03.3.2017 | Unregistered Commenterhomage

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