Costco Set To Release New Kirkland Irons In Surprise Reveal
With 2023 barely a few days old, it looks like it'll be an exciting year for new equipment releases. An early front runner for the most exciting launch of the year has come from Costco, the makers of Kirkland golf equipment, with an image of a new iron appearing on the USGA's conforming list on January 1st. After success with Kirkland balls, gloves, wedge sets and putters under the franchise, it looks as though Costco is ready to enter the irons market with its first-ever set under the Kirkland name.
Based on some keen detective work by Golf.com's Ryan Barath via the USGA's conforming list, the irons have been made by the manufacturer Indi Golf, a small company out of San Diego, California, known for its wedges and putters. It's not the first time Costco has outsourced the creation of its Kirkland clubs to a smaller manufacturer as Costco worked with Southern California Design Co. to produce its popular set of wedges.
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Although we are all still only working with one image, there is a decent amount on show in the USGA image to understand the makeup of this new Kirkland iron. Firstly, it looks to be a hollow club thanks to the small, black port we can just about see on the toe by the 4-iron marking. The forged print on the hosel proves the iron will be forged in some capacity although we don't yet know whether this is the face, body, or both. Finally, it appears there is some tungsten weighting incorporated into the design thanks to the 'tungsten' print on the back of the head. For my money, this looks like it's going to be something of a player's distance iron and - from the one image I've seen - shares a lot of characteristics with the TaylorMade P790 aesthetically.
Based on Barath's research into this iron, he predicts a release date of around Spring 2023 to go along with Costco's sales schedule. With the 4-iron already pictured on the USGA conforming list, we can also expect these irons to be sold in sets from 4-PW with the brand likely hoping for customers to pick up its wedges alongside a new set of irons.
Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes for the website and magazine with his current favorite pair being the Ecco Biom C4. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 8.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His best day in golf so far was shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first-ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time.
Dan is currently playing:
Driver: Ping G425 Max
Fairway: Ping G425 Max
Hybrid: Ping G425
Irons: Ping i59 (4-PW)
Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro
Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham
Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix
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