Jan 18th, 2017
Is it all over for the Kirkland golf ball?
Rumours have it is....
Words: John Dean
The Costco Kirkland Signature Golf Ball has been a great story. The quality golf ball that sold for just $15 a dozen. But according to MyGolfSpy, no sooner has the party started than it's all over.
According to them a source familiar with the situation has told them that Costco has suspended production of the Kirkland Signature until further notice.
Costco is saying that production will resume at a later date (and that an email will be sent to customers when stock is available), but MyGolf Spy have good reason to believe that is an unlikely scenario.
A representative of Nassau Golf (originally listed as the manufacturer of the Kirkland Signature Ball on the USGA conforming list) has told MyGolfSpy that Costco purchased overruns of Nassau's European-market-exclusive Quattro ball.
There is also some indication the sale was made through a third party, and that Nassau may not have been directly involved in the deal. The same source confirms that while the Costco balls have a different core color, the material composition and layer thickness are absolutely identical to the Quattro.
With the initial supply of overruns exhausted, Costco effectively has nothing left to sell.
It's sorry to see this party end so early, but there will be many ball execs sleeping that much easier with this news from MyGolfSpy.