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The Costco ball WILL return, it has now been confirmed.

Last week, the long-term future of the chain’s Kirkland Signature ball was in severe doubt due to supply chain issues.

The balls were at retail for just $15 per dozen and, in testing, performed well against balls selling for double the price.

The golf balls will return

“The golf balls will return,” wrote Costco co-founder Jeffrey Brotman in an email to

Brotman confirmed the balls are sold out for the time being, with details about their expected return not disclosed.

Michelle Wie

Wie signs with Callaway

On the same day Tiger Woods signed his equipment deal with TaylorMade, Michelle Wie signed a deal with Callaway to use all the company’s clubs, balls, including an Odyssey putter.

“Joining Callaway feels like a natural partnership,” Wie said. “I
believe that they make the best equipment in golf, and that their clubs
are really going to help me have a great year.”

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Rodgers’ putter revelation

Like Wie, former Nike man Patrick Rodgers has made the 14-club shift to Callaway.

Rodgers held the Farmers Insurance Open lead at the end of the third
round before finishing T4, very impressive given the revelation he made
about the Toulon Indianapolis mallet-style putter that went into his bag
that week.

I’ve never putted with a mallet in my life

Patrick Rodgers

“Two Mondays ago, I was at the Callaway fitting centre. I got on the
SAM PuttLab and measured my stroke with it and it was much better, the
face was more stable, I hit it more in the centre of the face and
started it on-line more.

“So just see seeing that data gave me all the confidence that I needed and I just had to get used to the pace.”


J-Day’s putter tweaks

Ahead of the Farmers Insurance Open, the Aussie revealed he tweaks
the set-up of his putter from event to event due to the conditions of
each putting surface.

“The lie and loft changes from week to week just due to the fact that the greens are different,” he explained.

Jason Day

“There has to be a balance between putting on a bent and putting on a
poa annua because obviously as the day goes on, poa annua grows and it
starts to become a lot more bouncy and can really, especially with the
soft conditions, there’s going to be a lot of spike marks there, soft
spike marks as well.

“I just get it checked every single week just to make sure that
everything’s set. You want to stand up there and not even think about it
and hit a putt and it being consistent all the sometime.”

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