Hype Meter: Kirkland Signature KS1 Putter
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Hype Meter: Kirkland Signature KS1 Putter

Hype Meter: Kirkland Signature KS1 Putter

You’ve heard about them, maybe seen them too. Everyday products are being hyped in your Twitter and Instagram feeds. They’re sometimes endorsed by pros, celebrities, and influencers alike. But do they live up to the hype? We take a closer look.

What are Golfers Talking About?

A 100% CNC Milled putter for $149? Does Scotty Cameron need to watch his back?

Costco, the multi-billion-dollar warehouse store better known for selling 5-gallon jugs of mayonnaise, has just released its first golf club ever. You might remember when it set the golf world on fire three years ago with that $15 golf ball. Now, it seeks to disrupt the golf word with its Kirkland Signature KS1 putter.

P.S. – Don’t forget to sign-up for your Costco membership ;)

Product Expert

Hi, I’m Dave, and I have a putter problem. I’ve been talking about putters on MyGolfSpy for over 10 years. I’ve literally tested hundreds (maybe thousands) of flatsticks.

Why the Hype?

The original #KSIG golf ball was inarguably one of the most hyped golf products in the past 20 years. Costco’s double-dozen boxes sold so quickly, it literally couldn’t keep them on shelves. So, when that same company releases a putter for $149, and it’s 100% milled, you better believe there will be some hype.

The word on the street is that Costco is serious about entering the golf equipment space. This putter is likely only the beginning. We’re talking wedges and maybe even drivers at prices that even value brands will find tough to beat. What a time to be alive.

Where The Hype is Coming From?

Assessing the Hype

You’ve been led to believe that it’s not possible to make 100% milled putter that costs $149 – not in a world of $399 Scotty Camerons.

If you’re not familiar with the Costco/Kirkland Signature brand, here are the cliff notes. To be called Kirkland Signature (which is a big deal for Costco shoppers), Costco guarantees the product is equal to or better than the national brands and must offer savings. Equal or better than a Scotty? Bold claim.

The savings part of that is evident to any putter connoisseur like myself. Costco’s KS1 is half the price (technically, it’s 37.5%) of the market leader.  Another $150, 100% milled putter does not exist anywhere else. Yes, other brands have marketed similarly priced putters as milled, but those putters were cast with milled faces. That’s skim milling and it’s not the same thing.

The crazy thing is that Costco could have made this putter for less. It chose to mill when casting is cheaper. A SuperStroke grip comes standard even though a standard pistol grip would have been cheaper. Adjustable weighting adds to the cost (a weight kit is $30 extra). And have you seen the box it comes in? Small details convey a premium look and feel at a price point that would otherwise say cheap. Chalk it all up to a business model that allows for margins so low they’d bankrupt your average golf business.

Does it feel like a cheap putter? Great question.

Let me tell you, I’ve rolled many a cheap putter in my decade with MyGolfSpy, the KS1 feels like a putter with a pedigree. Even a Bettinardi-loving, nose-in-the-air, putter snob like myself has no issues putting this in the bag. If nothing e, it’s a hell of a conversation starter.

I’m not saying Costco is going to take over the putter market, but the Kirkland Signature brand carries some weight. If you’re not a Costco shopper, that probably sounds absurd, but check the interwebs, man. People love this place so much they’ve created fan pages. If you have a Costco in your town, you probably encountered these people. You might be one of them.

The KS1 putter has sold out online in three times in two weeks. In recent memory, is there another putter that’s generated that kind of demand? The mainstream golf equipment market is basically at a standstill, and Costco, with its members-only, two-per-customer policy can’t keep the KS1 putter on shelves. Timing is everything, and for now, demand is outpacing supply. It’s a problem no golf club company has right now.

Costco’s loyal fanbase and outsider status are the reason is why there’s so much hype around this putter. With any other logo, the price would matter, but I doubt they’d sell as quickly. New putters hit the shelves all the time, but how many are memorable?. I’m not saying this is the next two-ball, but while the big brands focus on 6 million core golfers, Costco’s warehouse model seems to have found a way to reach some of the 18-million or so recreational golfers who don’t buy much in the way of new gear.

Does it Live Up To the Hype?

The Bottom Line

The putter lives up to the hype and the Kirkland Signature mission statement. Costco has delivered a $399 milled putter for $150. Sure, you can find some details to nitpick, but the Costco Kirkland Signature KS1 putter is uncommonly good…at its price point.

The KS1 putter won’t reach Kirkland golf ball status (there cheaper cast putters on the market), but it’s shaping up to be the hot golf product of the summer. It’s certainly worth trying, and while I doubt that you will be disappointed, If you hate it, so what? You can always take advantage of that Costco 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Return Policy.

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      Lee H

      2 years ago

      As of 5/11/22, the putter is currently on sale again at $99.99. Maybe a sale leading up to Memorial Day or just starting to get closed out.

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      Walter S.

      2 years ago

      Yep I just picked one up for that price and I’m waiting on my weights to arrive.

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      Greg Johnson

      2 years ago

      Today, Labor Day only, $50 off. On sale for $99 on Costco.com.

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      Bill

      3 years ago

      9 month old discussion..I’ve read reviews on the balls and gloves..Then I took a retirement job at Costco and decided I had to dig deeper and personally experience all the golf offerings in the name of product knowledge (I can justify ANY Golf purchase, given some time).
      I never played the original ball that got the Kirkland rolling. I have played the current 3 piece ball and I agree that it’s a good everyday ball for up to 100-105 mph swing speeds.. As I’m older now and top out at 100 mph, it plays well from tee to putts. Played with a 2 handicap last summer who swears by it (college kid who plays for his school) and he did great with it.
      Then I found the Signature gloves. A Cabretta glove that fits me and is well made. Are the balls and gloves as great as Pro-Vs and Foot Joy premium gloves? No. But the are both very good and great at their price point. I still keep a couple of sleeves of Pro Vs and a new FJ glove for events, but very content with Costco’s alternative for everyday use. Can’t claim better scores with the more expensive stuff,
      This week I picked up the putter (which IS designed by the Callaway/Odyssey folks, with the components from China..
      I’ve read the comments and agree with most observations. The logos aren’t as sexy as high dollar stuff. But the construction is solid, the weight kit makes is customizable to your taste. I’ve used a TM Spider Mini the last couple years and like it a lot on slower surfaces..The heavy head makes it great from 10-25 feet. Inside 10 feet it’s ok.. The KS1 is better inside of 10 feet, especially on fast greens that require more finesse. I have the weight kit on the way which I hope will solidify my longer putts.
      I’ve read and seen folks that use different combinations of weights, both in the head and grip, which dialed them in. A couple here preferred the stock setup.
      Bottom line, I’ve bought far more expensive putters that didn’t perform nearly as well..it’s graphics are utilitarian, but the view at address is great.
      The wedges just arrived and after seeing Rick Shiels review on those, I feel obligated to get a set of those as a service to the Costco members! (Tongue in cheek, just a personal justification).
      I understand if some can’t get past the labeling and respect if some won’t purchase any Chinese produced clubs. I admire those that admit to club snobbery and purchase clubs that possess jewel like precision components and head covers, cuz they can!
      But the KS1 putter is a very solid putter and at a great price point. All of a sudden I’m in the mood for a 5 dollar rotisserie chicken!

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      Phil

      2 years ago

      Bill, it’s been a year (per time stamp on MGS), how’s the long term been? Did the weight kit make a difference? I am decidedly *not* a club snob, I picked up a DSG TA Infusion Aero putter last year and have loved it thus far, but I’d like a blade. Doubt I’ll get the wife on board, but there’s always a chance.

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      OnePutt

      3 years ago

      Previous putter – TM Spider X, face balanced. Changed my stroke for the KS1 with toe hang. KS1 in stock form was a little too light for me, got the weight set – now it is perfect! Inside 10 feet is real confidence, can drain so many straight 9-10 footers. Lag puts require different stroke for me. I don’t care if my putter is a Mattel toy, if it can make more one-putts, that means more eagles, birdies and saves. I also like the fact not too many people will have this putter on the course or in my group, makes it somewhat unique. $300-$400 putters, what a racket!

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      Boyo

      3 years ago

      I love the Kirkland putter.
      I played the same George Archer putter for all 29 years I’ve golfed. Putting has been the one consistently solid part of my game so I was hesitant to switch. But I’m a Costco fan and the return policy made it no-risk.
      It took me about 4 rounds adjust to the offet of this design versus my much less offset previous putter. Now that I’ve learned to trust the aim (after carefully aligning my striped ball with the black aiming line on the putter and with my chosen line) I am 100% glad I switched.
      I experimented with the weight set but found I preferred the standard stock set up.
      Admittedly, since my old putter was old and poorly crafted compared to Scottys or Odysseys or any expensive putter, my comparison is sort of apples to oranges.
      But my bottom line is that I love this putter and highly recommend it.

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      Brian Parkinson

      3 years ago

      Does the putter have toe-hang?

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      Karlton

      3 years ago

      The putters and add-on weights are back in stock on the website. Costco has a money back guarantee, so why not try it and see if it performs like a Scotty?

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      Doug

      3 years ago

      I’ve been wanting to replace an old mallet-style TM putter for a while. I bought the KS1 and the weight kit from Costco, love it. Both of my playing partners play Scotty’s and the looks and feel are very close between the two. So close I would say if there was no branding on either there would be a 50/50 split on what people choose. I myself like having a weird type of club in the bag from a brand no one expects like Costco, as long as I’m not sacrificing performance.

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      PineValley

      3 years ago

      The weights for the KSIG putter are currently back in stock on costco.com

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      Caleb Parker

      4 years ago

      Legitimately curious as to why so many people in the comments seem to care about how the logo on a glove/ball/putter cover looks. I have never once been bothered by a logo on the back of my glove when setting up, if so I might want to reevaluate my thought process. You can buy a custom head cover and this is still a great value putter. Kirkland isn’t making industry leading products but they’re catering to a huge market of new players, prospective players and limited budget players. If more people can get into golf at a fraction of the equipment cost that helps local courses stay open and better maintained with more players coming in and paying tee/cart fees.

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      Steve Hershenson

      3 years ago

      I don’t know too many golfers that are not concerned was a little girl name brand etc.

      It’s a lot of vanity in the sport of golf why do you think so many guys play namebrand clubs and balls that can’t even hit them

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      Drew

      4 years ago

      Just took mine on-course today. Extremely accurate but it is difficult to get puts to the hole.. I will be giving it another go for sure.

      Biggest issues:
      1) grip slightly turned to the right and
      2) the click sound you can get when gripping the end of the putter and twisting. Not sure if that is due to he Superstroke weighted-core grip or not but it is a litte disturbing. Anyone else get this?

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      Dave Wolfe

      4 years ago

      I have not heard anything about that click. Could be that the counter core weight needs a bit of tightening.
      Grip alignment is annoying but not uncommon with OTR putters. Had a similar issue with TalylorMade and Cleveland putters. Usually the pro shop can straighten it without issue.

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      Forest

      3 years ago

      I swapped out the counter weight with one that fit tighter (turned out the first one was stripped) and clicking stopped.

      Adrian J. Cemel

      4 years ago

      Enjoyed the article. Nary a word from the commenters regarding Costco’s whisper forging ahead as a wedges and driver value competitor to the mainstay.

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      John

      4 years ago

      No lefty option, so I can say without hesitation I will not be buying one.

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      Geoff Mclean

      4 years ago

      No left, no respect.

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      Jesse

      3 years ago

      They just released a left version, check the website.

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      Cody Reeder

      4 years ago

      Anyone know who makes this putter??

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      ScottyM

      4 years ago

      Callaway so odyssey

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      G Money

      4 years ago

      Made in China

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      Mike

      4 years ago

      You could have the “greatest” golf club on the planet but if it is not fir for you it is just another hammer. Who will do the fitting at Costco? True with any brand, any club. Buy something off the shelf and no matter the workmanship if it is not right for you it is a piece of junk.

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      Dree

      4 years ago

      Still comes out cheaper if you pay a few bucks to have it adjusted.

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      Mike

      4 years ago

      There are things that can be adjusted. Loft. lie. And things that can’t. Toe hang,, CG, feel.. Who will do the fitting?

      lefty

      4 years ago

      Fitting are overrated by a parsec. Does not translate from hitting booth to golf course in “most” cases. I’ve heard in my 50 years of playing more complaints over the past decade about fitting not working or this driver is not the same, I can’t hit these irons than I “ever” have heard someone say the fitting was right on. I’m not knocking fitting if someone is so incline to “waste” their hard earned money, go for it. it creates more problems than it solves because it puts even more doubt in the golfers mind. No, I am not referring to beginners or 20 handicappers but single digit to scratch and plus handicap golfers.. I watch 3 members at my golf course who went to champion’s golf only to come back with drivers with 400 dollars shafts they couldn’t hit. They would have been better off in stock shafts but no money in that. I was born at night and many people were but hopefully not lasts night. Fitting is a scheme, a scam, a racquet and another business model to separate golfers from their money. No PGA tour golfer who played before 1980 ever got fitted, Hogan, Snead, Nicklaus, Palmer, Nelson didn’t get fitted. The advent of graphite shafts have created a conundrum of sorts when it doesn’t have to be difficult but many have to have the best. This being said I have a 375$ Graphite Design DI 5 (s) in my driver and it is by far the best shaft I have ever had in my driver. It’s consistent and fits my 63 year old 100mph swing perfectly. I have a stock shaft I hit almost as well though and it cost me nothing. The stock shafts quality is improving.

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      Mike

      4 years ago

      I basically agree with what you say. Too many times, with drivers especially we fit for that “perfect” strike. For most of us that will not work. Players get fit all the time with clubs that are too light, too stiff, too long, not enough loft or not forgiving. Mostly to feed ego and chase “apparent” distance. Proper fittting is not about that one in however many “perfect” strikes. It is about lowering your score. If a fitting does not improve your scoring you were improperly fit..

      Jonathan

      4 years ago

      Completely agree about stock driver shafts. Can’t believe how good they are now. I have a 5 year old Ping I-20 with a stock shaft that I absolutely smoked when I tested it against 15 other combos at PGA Tour Superstore. Very hard for me to change clubs so I don’t anticipate switching anytime soon but I will always consider stock shafts going forward. Length and lie angle for irons/wedges is a little more important….

      Greg Johnson

      3 years ago

      Thanks for your comments, Mike and Lefty. I would say the fitting is important, but it is an overrated reason to buy from a particular retailer. I have enjoyed the fitting that I received from retailers when purchasing Ping products, but I received a good fitting from a golf store retailer when purchasing a Nike putter. I completed a club making course years ago and can do my own fitting. I have no qualms about purchasing this putter. If I don’t like it, there’s that guarantee and I may be able to profit by offering it on eBay.

      Husani Redding

      4 years ago

      Is it a milled insert or is the face actually milled?

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      Mark

      4 years ago

      A couple of things. This site likes to bang on the oem’s when it comes to price. Titleist doesn’t sell a Scotty for 400, my shop does. I make a little money. Also I can’t live on 5% margins or whatever Costco can live on with millions of dollars in member dues. That’s why they can sell it for 150.00

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      Patrick

      3 years ago

      You bring up a few good points. I don’t think it’s reasonable to compare this to a Newport. I think that it’s a closer fit to an Oddesy (some say they make the KS1) or even to a Cleveland. Both are considerably less money than a Scotty. What do you think?

      As far as supporting your local golf shop- you either do or you don’t and theres far too many who don’t. For my part, the KS1 is a novelty that I look forward to trying, but its purchase won’t translate into any less revenue for my pro shop. Gotta keep their, and your, doors open for sure.

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      Thomas Noel

      4 years ago

      Bottom line, not a Scotty- good luck with resale!

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      James

      4 years ago

      Not a Scotty? Who cares. Scotty really isn’t that great of a putter. It’s all marketing.

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      Mike

      4 years ago

      “Who cares. Scotty really isn’t that great of a putter”. Couple of TOUR pros might disagree.

      lefty

      4 years ago

      Precisely, that is all it is. Cameron is making millions off of his name. Good putters but definitely not a “value” option as many putters are just as good or better.

      JL

      4 years ago

      Who the heck cares about resale for a $150 putter dude?

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      Mike

      4 years ago

      The point is no one is gonna care about the resale of a $150 putter. If you love Costco you’re buying it for the novelty as much as anything. No one thinks it’s gonna appreciate.

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      GolfHo

      4 years ago

      I don’t buy a putter for resale. I buy based on performance and value.

      Buying golf clubs for resale is like buying Cars, RVs and boats for re-sale.

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      Big Mike

      4 years ago

      When Acushnet/Titleist sued Costco for infringing on their ball patents with their $15 4-piece ball (an overrun of the Nassau Quattro), it was a little-guarded secret that when anybody crosses Costco, they don’t get mad, they get even. You never want to wake a sleeping giant. Costco is not afraid of anybody and they have manufacturers all over the world who make beaucoups of stuff for them and are willing to do almost anything they want. The second generation 4-piece balls fell flat with durability problems so this is their next salvo to get even with Acushnet, and you ain’t seen nuttin’ yet. The Costco 3-piece ball with a urethane cover has been selling like hotcakes at $12. It’s no Pro V1 but it’s a very good ball and they have another 4-piece in the works. Believe me, Costco won’t quit until Titleist says “Uncle.”

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      Jerry Lynn

      4 years ago

      I had to laugh. The ball is no Prov1 but it is only $12..00. You must not care much about your golf game.

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      Bob

      4 years ago

      I buy Srixon Z Stars for $10 a six pack, so $20 for a dozen. Do I care about my golf game? If I bought the dozen box of Z Stars from Golf Galaxy for $39.95 would my scores get better, hole more putts and care more about my golf game?

      Mike in Pittsburgh

      4 years ago

      Great point. The timing could not be worse for the big boys in golf – just struggling to get back on their feet and Costco takes a shot at their knees. My guess is Costco won’t move on to other clubs any time soon as they aim for the mass market and putters are something even non-golfers buy (you can always putt on your carpet).

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      Tom

      4 years ago

      We’re used to the established golf brands being at a certain (high) price point. The consumer assumption is that price equates to quality. Not necessarily so in some cases by the usual suspects. They’ve laid this whole thing wide open for new entries like Costco. Expect more.

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      Imafitter

      4 years ago

      Last year it was Tommy Armour owned by Dick’s that had the “greatest putter since sliced bagels!”…now it’s Costco! These guys go to the Chinese to knock off everything! Give Me A Break!!!

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      tscdave

      4 years ago

      Nice to see for the everyman golfer that is not spending a fortune on clubs!

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      Stephen Pearcy

      4 years ago

      Milled face – as if it was holy grail of putters. You can get a face milled in China for about 50 cents. It’s not the milling, it’s how well it works. And don’t tell me that milling is the crucial element of how it works.

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      Dugan

      4 years ago

      well tell us where to look. I’d buy it if it was 50 cents.

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      Brownbear Golf

      4 years ago

      Mygolfspy changed how golf equipment would be assessed and reviewed. Uber changed the taxi industry. Redbox changed the home entertainment rental industry. I just don’t see Kirkland golf taking over or even making a small dent. I saw the Rick Shiels video of him receiving it and unboxing. 50% of the putter looks great. Problem is the other 50% of the putter is the Kirkland Logo. The branding is just too big and without prestige. While it may perform adequately or even remarkably it just doesn’t look the part. We know how fickle golfers can be.

      Maybe if the logo said only KS1 that would have been a bit more compelling.

      In order to be “disrupters” they need the technology and price point and overall performance to make those whom don’t have Costco memberships get one. It’s a tall task. Margins are so thin on equipment. How could they do it unless they actually made it themselves. Nike couldn’t do it.

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      Brandon

      4 years ago

      Nailed it

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      Paul N

      4 years ago

      I’m not sure you really understand the Costco business model. It’s completely different from all the golf giants – Callaway, Titleist, etc., and from Nike. All those companies are there to make a profit off the products they sell. Costco is not so worried about profit from the products and services they sell; instead, they are all about providing great value to their members. Costco makes their profit from all the MILLIONS of memberships they sell EACH YEAR at $60 or $120, depending on the type of membership!!! In 2019, Costco had 98.5 MILLION members!!! Break out the calculator for the profit on that!!!

      Costco only makes a minimal amount of money for each product sold, so I would not be surprised if they only made a few dollars off each putter sold. Costco is also really tough on their suppliers to give them the best deal possible on the product they purchase with the highest value possible. There was a CNBC special about Costco in 2014, I believe, which discussed their business model. It’s a really good view on how they can sell products so inexpensively, and why it’s members are so devoted.

      And just to clarify, I am and have been a Costco member for years, and I purchase a lot of things from them. Unfortunately, I missed on the original Kirkland ball. Also, I probably won’t look at this putter because I prefer mallets, and I like brand-name equipment, but there’s always maybe… if I can find one.

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      JL

      4 years ago

      Nike didn’t own a massive distribution channel….

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      golfho

      4 years ago

      and they waste 100s of millions paying athletes while producing inferior products. Good riddance to Nike

      Robert

      4 years ago

      Costco’s Kirkland has built their brand by contracting with major companies to make product at a cost effective price. Quality is known as good, and the fact they never say who makes it (sometimes you can tell by the label) it doesn’t degrade the true manufacturers brand so win-win. They make very little on product margin, in fact a very high percentage of profit is from membership fees alone.. With that model they can sell at razor thin margins because they don’t worry about profit margin, everything’s a loss leader. My first guess is Odyssey as they sell more than a few Cally products. Bet it’s pretty good for the $

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      JIm

      4 years ago

      my Costco had a pallet of them last week so I took a good look….just a Odyssey with Kirkland on it…maybe $89 but not $149 ….a little over bearing to mill instead of cast an off brand……and weight kit was on line for another $39,, sold out…..This is another E-Bay special from Costco….go ahead and pay more then $149 for it, but for sure you will get about $10 in trade next year for it.

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      Rob

      4 years ago

      If you don’t like it, you can return it for full refund in one year. So you don’t have to worry about getting 10 bucks in trade next year.

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      Walt Valora

      4 years ago

      Hmmm. Between this and the golf balls, I’ll be pricing Costco memberships.

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      jef

      4 years ago

      Don’t forget toilet paper.

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      Taylor Long

      4 years ago

      Kirkland is always quality at a nice price point. I agree with another poster that they should brand it better for certain product lines. just KS, as mentioned might work. I buy the golf gloves, but hate the Kirkland logo on the velcro. The quality of the glove is great. It is tough for me to buy the glove since I am a golf brand snob. No way I could do the putter, however, if you are not a brand snow or a beginner I am sure its great.

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      Greg P.

      4 years ago

      Nice looking. Wonder how you live down Getting beat by someone using Costco sticks.

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      Walter Rice

      4 years ago

      Played four rounds with this putter and love the feel. Counter balance Super Stroke grip is a good addition. I am making more 8-12 foot putts than usual and not missing as many 3 footers. Averaging 33 putts per round so far. Solid putter.

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      Rob

      4 years ago

      that’s the allure of it. In my group of friends, it’s this crappy honma set my friend got when he worked there. Would love to beat my friends using Kirkland clubs. I still have 6 boxes of the original K sig 4 piece ball and still love them.

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      Neil Esposito

      4 years ago

      Kirkland is as generic as it gets. The golf balls aren’t that good. If you have a 100+ swing speed they spin way too much. The putter looks ok. You can get a Cleveland mulled putter for a fraction of the price and at least it’s a Cleveland. The KS1 looks extremely cheesy and cheap.

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      JAS

      4 years ago

      Agree and add to that, if it’s from Costco or Walmart then it’s probably made in China… and yes, it does matter.

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      Billfold4

      4 years ago

      Good quality product from Cleveland is any Huntington Beach model.
      Lots of blades and mallets.
      The softest face ever!
      On sale today at Golf Town.

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      Steve

      4 years ago

      Sub 70 Golf has been selling fully MILLED putters for $150 for quite a while in four different styles including mallets!!!

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      Kansas King

      4 years ago

      This website also seems to omit Maltby products from all their testing as well. They sell fully assembled milled putters for under $100. I would also appreciate it if MGS threw some Maltby products into their other club tests. I know Maltby doesn’t have a huge market share but they make some great products.

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      Webster

      4 years ago

      I was going to mention Maltby as well. I can get a fully assembled 100% milled putter with my choice of Superstroke grip along with my proper loft/lie for less than the one size fits all KSig putter. Furthermore, the insert of the Ksig negates what many feel is one of the main benefits of a 100% milled putter; the fact that the entire putter head/face is milled from a single block of steel..

      Randy Naylor

      4 years ago

      This is absolutely the best putter deal ever. As Rick Shiels said, it’s hard to buy a putter without having ever used it or having been fit for it. But that’s completely missing the point.

      That is NOT the COSTCO model. Instead, you drop your $150 (or $180 if you get the weight kit) and take the putter out for 3 or 4 rounds and some practice sessions. Then 3 weeks later you realize it really isn’t working any better than what you already had and you take it back and get a FULL REFUND with no questions asked.

      Try getting that deal on a Ping or Scotty or Odyssey. No way they’d take it back after you’ve used it on the course. So really you’re just putting down a sizable deposit and if you like it they keep your deposit, and if you don’t, when you bring it back you get the full deposit back.

      Same goes for when they bring out the wedge line or players irons or whatever comes next. I guarantee they’ll be worth dropping the money to try them out for a couple rounds and then returning if they aren’t up to your standards. That’s one of the fantastic things about COSTCO is that buying into a new product line has ZERO risk for the consumer.

      The branding does need help on something that’s going to be so visible. Going to something simple like KS1 for this initial line and then KS2 etc for follow-up lines would make it easier on the eyes.

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      Mike

      4 years ago

      Many golf stores offer 90 day money back for equipment, new and used, that is 60 days more than COSTCO.

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      steve s

      4 years ago

      Mike is right, however, most don’t give you back your money, just credit on the next purchase. Costco give you your cash back.

      Joey5Picks

      4 years ago

      Golf shops tend to offer in-store credit for returns. And often it’s reduced because the equipment is “used”.

      Bob

      4 years ago

      Costco has an unlimited time return policy (except for electronics), not 60 days. PGA Tour Superstore for example, has a 90 day return policy for store credit that has to be used on the same day and for the same type of product. Costco is full cash back refund. Whether you like the putter or not, no one can come close to Costco’s return policy. Being able to play with the putter on real courses over an extended time is so much better than using it for an hour or so in store on a synthetic mat.

      Rob

      4 years ago

      I thought Costco is good for 1 year.full refund if you’re not satisfied. 90 day only pertains to electronics and stuff.

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      Ned

      4 years ago

      TGW Our products are guaranteed to give you 100% satisfaction in every way for 90 days from the date of purchase.

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      Kevin

      4 years ago

      It’s interesting, but I’m not buying. Maybe if they offer a flow or slant neck putter, but I agree it’s not all that attractive with that busy branding on it. I would have been more excited for a new 4-piece ball. Or maybe if they offer a high end driver for half price?

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      Chris

      4 years ago

      So when will the testing be done so we can see this bad boy in action? Thanks in advance Dave!

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      steven

      4 years ago

      If it wasn’t that I just switched from blade to mallet and was fitted, I would definitely give it a try. In the end I would still get fitted to get best results possible.

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      Rob

      4 years ago

      where’d you get fitted?

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      Robin

      4 years ago

      After this they will put out a set of long distance players irons under $500.00

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      Steve

      4 years ago

      A set of players long distance irons for under $500 can be had from Sub 70 Golf. You can even choose between which clubs you get, shafts, grips etc. Just go to their website http://www.golfsub70.com. Great equipment at a great price.

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      Jonah Mytro

      4 years ago

      Hate the KIRKLAND name – call it KS 1 (same goes for the GOLF BALL NAME)

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      JR

      4 years ago

      While I’m an unabashed Costco fanboy, I have to agree with Rick Shiels on this one: buying a putter, without even so much as touching it, just won’t work for me. I can just as easily head over to my local PGA Superstore (when they reopen here in NJ) and put every single putter to the test, for hours on end.

      I will, however, be eager to try out the Costco wedges, if and when, they show up.

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      Len Nosal

      4 years ago

      Just another Ping clone.

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      Matt

      4 years ago

      Having held in hand, the putter does deliver value for the price point. To be clear, it does not look like a $400 putter. Not arguing that it should. My biggest issue is the Kirkland branding. Wish they would run with KS rather than the full name. Same could be said for the golf gloves. Costco has an opportunity to make KS its golf brand.

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      Bill

      4 years ago

      I agree 100% as someone who uses the KS 3 piece ball and the gloves. I’ve seen the putter and like the review says, for the money it absolutely delivers.

      Back to the branding though — the current branding is so cheesy and has zero style points. Switching to something like KS would be more flashy and exude more style. You are right that they could turn that into their exclusive golf line, and I don’t think it’s too late. If they change the branding now before adding even more products they’ll hit a grand slam instead of a solo home run. Everyone I know that plays golf knows about the Kirkland Ball lore. I played 18 late yesterday afternoon and 2 buddies in my foursome right away ask on the putting green, “How those Kirkland balls rolling?” So at this point I do not think it would be a big deal for them to change the branding, as everyone who is serious about golf is already familiar. If someone says “KS,” and someone asks “huh?” you just reply with, “Kirkland.” Boom, they know.

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      Ned

      4 years ago

      Kirkland Signature KS1 Putter manufacturer in China
      Titleist putters are made in the U.S. That’s all I need to know.

      john

      4 years ago

      tape over it.

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      lefty

      4 years ago

      Ned, it appears you and I are thinking the same thoughts. I don’t buy Chinese stuff much less golf clubs not unless I am fooled which may be some of the time because so much is made there. It needs to stop.

      Jon

      4 years ago

      Can you see the Kirkland logo at address? Then who cares what it says on the back if it performs how you want it to…..

      Reply

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