Ping Glide 2.0 wedges offer improved spin and looksJanuary 18, 2017 Golf Equipment
Designed with minimalist style, the new Ping Glide 2.0 wedges will blend seamlessly into your set of Ping irons and offer impressive spin rates
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.