The new Ping Glide 2.0 wedges are cosmetically uncluttered and offer higher spin rates than the original.
They are very much a development of the original Glides. Ping have designed them to blend in seamlessly to their sets of the new i200 and existing iBlade irons. This is a typically practical and user-focused Ping thing to do and will be appreciated by the consumer.
As far as wedges go, then, this is a compact yet comprehensive line – there are 16 permutations of loft, bounce and sole.
“The higher lofted options (54º – 60º) are engineered for finesse shots around the green and have two more grooves than the original Glide,” say Ping.
“The lower lofted options (46º – 52º) are designed for full shots and have one additional groove.”
Lofts range from 46 to 60˚ and there are four grinds – standard, wide, thin and eye. Get fitted according to your typical divot depth and playing conditions for the best results.
Key features of the Ping Glide 2.0 wedges include:
- New precision-milled grooves increase spin rates by 350rpm on full shots and 200rpm on shots around the green compared to the original Glides.
- Steeper sidewalls increase groove volume to give improved performance on full shots and maximise spin on chips and pitches.
- A hydropearl chrome finish repels water, which means more control and improved spin consistency from wet conditions and lies in the rough.
The stock shaft is a new AWT 2.0 wedge and this provides a stable feel and lower ball flight.
The longer Dyla-wedge grip encourages gripping down to enhance ball flight control.
Ping Glide 2.0 wedges loft/bounce/sole options
46º SS; 50º SS; 52º SS; 54º SS, WS, ES; 56º SS, WS, ES; 58 SS, TS, WS, ES, 60º SS, TS, WS, ES
SRP: £130 steel; £140 graphite
- We’ll be testing the new Glide 2.0 wedges in Florida next week when we will be reporting from the PGA Show. Look out for our in-depth video reviews so you don’t miss our coverage.