We review the Ping Glide 2.0 wedges after testing them onsite at Ping Headquarters
By Jon Levy
Our recent visit to Ping Headquarters has been like the gift that keeps giving.
Aside from our behind-the scenes access of the very impressive – and HUGE – Ping campus, Dave Pauley and I were fortunate to test some of the goods ourselves, which was chronicled starting with my review on the new Ping i200 irons.
While we were on the range with Senior Design Engineer, Marty Jertson, we stuck around to review the new Ping Glide 2.0 wedges, which have been a big success with Ping Tour ambassadors in a short period of time.
As Jertson explains, the Ping Glide 2.0 wedges have a number of improvements over the original Glide series – the most prominent of which is the placement of additional grooves, and “sharper” groove tolerances that provide more spin than any Ping wedge ever.
I can personally attest to these enhanced spin characteristics after hitting the Glide 2.0 wedges, especially on those delicate, little half shots that many golfers avoid like the plague. It felt like these clubs provided “crisper” shots at those distances as Jertson eludes, which did in fact fly lower and check more.
The other prominent feature of note in the Glide 2.0 series is refinement to each of the four sole grinds (SS, WS, ES, TS), which provides a nice interaction through the turf. Of course this should be expected, hence the name, “Glide.”
But there is some truth to the insinuation, as seemingly every type of shot I hit seemed easy in regard to how the clubs felt through the grass.
My bottom line on the new Ping Glide 2.0 wedges, therefore, is that these clubs offer the same, distinct feel Ping fans love in wedges that deliver on what they promise: More spin and control on ALL shots, and a sole that does in fact feel like it “glides” through the turf and strike with ease.
Check out our full review in the video below!
VIDEO: Review: Ping Glide 2.0 Wedges
IMAGES: Ping Glide 2.0 Wedges
Features & Benefits
Overview: Improved spin and the perfect sole grind for any condition
- A sharper groove edge radius for more spin & trajectory control from increased ball interaction at impact. Tour-player testing showed an increase of 1,000-1,500 rpm on 40-70 yard shots, and over 500 rpm on full shots.
- Redesigned groove placement for an additional groove added in lower-lofted clubs, and two additional grooves added in higher-lofted clubs.
- Soft, 431 stainless steel heads coated with a new hydropearl chrome finish repel moisture for reduced sole friction and more consistent performance.
- Refinements to the four sole grinds (SS, WS, ES, TS) fit all conditions and attack angle characteristics.
- SS Grind has all-purpose, mid-bounce sole (12 degrees of bounce) with heel/trail edge relief for versatility on touch shots, which fits most golfers and is ideal for moderate attack angles.
- WS Grind has full-sole design (14 degrees of bounce) for “turf security” with those who have steep attack angles.
- TS Grind is a Ping WRX-inspired sole (8 degrees of bounce), based on the Tour-proven half-moon grind with extra heel relief for open-faced touch shots and precision with a variety of shots and conditions.
- ES Grind is inspired by the Eye 2 wedge (8 degrees of bounce) for the ultimate in bunker performance from a classic dish profile, tapered hosel and refined leading edge for an upgrade in overall performance.
- Includes proprietary Dyla-Wedge grip that is 3/4 inch longer and less tapered for versatility & control
- Includes custom-engineered Ping AWT 2.0 wedge shaft optimized for weight (118g), flex & balance.
- KBS Tour, Dynamic Gold, N.S. Pro Modus3 105, XP 95 and Project X shafts also offered at no upcharge.
- Offered in the following loft/sole combinations both right- and left-handed
- 46° in SS grind
- 50° in SS grind
- 52° in SS grind
- 54° in SS & ES grind
- 56° in SS, WS & ES grind
- 58° in SS, TS, WS & ES grind
- 60° in SS, TS, WS & ES grind
- Retails starting from $150
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