Do the new Glide 3.0 wedges spin as much as Ping claim they do? Equipment editor Hannah Holden puts them to the test

Ping Glide 3.0 wedges review: First impressions

The Ping Glide 3.0 wedges come with four different sole designs, I have tested two out – the standard sole and the Eye 2.

Ping Glide 3.0 wedges review

The standard sole features a mid-bounce sole with heel and trail edge relief. In comparison the Eye 2 matches original Eye 2 SW sole profile, hosel transition and high toe shape.

Ping Glide 3.0 wedges review: The technology

Compared to the previous model the wedges have a more rounded head profile.

The hosel is also tapered and more offset to provide better ball capture. The wedges are designed to be the most forgiving yet with 5% more MOI than the previous Glide 2.0 wedges.

Ping Glide 3.0 wedge review

Wheel-cut grooves are sharper and deeper to increase friction and provide maximum spin and control. This is combined with a bottom half groove which increases spin approximately 1,000rpm in 54, 56, 58 and 60° models.

The club has been made 15 grams lighter with weight savings behind made across all elements of the club.

The face includes a elastomer insert for soft feel with the clubs being designed to provide lower launch with higher spin. While the Hydropearl 2.0 finish repels water and reduces friction through turf.

Ping Glide 3.0 wedge review

The range offers four different sole designs, standard sole (SS), thin sole (TS), wide sole (WS) and Eye 2.

The standard sole features a mid-bounce sole with heel and trail edge relief. The thin sole has a very similar profile with a slimmer sole and features just 6 bounce, it is only available in 58 and 60 degrees.

The wide sole is the most forgiving in the range. It also has the most bounce with a round and cambered sole. The Eye 2 matches original Eye 2 SW sole profile, hosel transition and high toe shape.

Ping Glide 3.0 wedges review: NCG verdict

These wedges offer what they promise, some serious spin. I actually couldn’t believe how much they span back on my initially wedge shots. I was pitching into a green that sloped away from me and still getting 10 feet of backspin which is something I never usually see.

The wedges had a really nice soft feel off the face when testing on a variety of greenside shots. I am predominately a feel player around the greens so this is something which is really important to me.

Ping Glide 3.0 wedges review

By offering a variety of sole options Ping have really provided a wedge for everyone. I tested the standard sole and the Eye 2 and both performed great.

The standard sole is definitely what I would look at keeping in the bag in the 50 and 54° wedges. However in my 58° I am looking for something which allows me to manipulate the face more so the Eye 2 was perfect for this.

If you don’t fancy the slightly larger Eye 2 style you could opt for the thin sole in your lob wedge which has a thinner sole and less bounce.

All these wedges sit fantastic behind the ball and the addition of the tapered hosel adds to the aesthetics of the club and confidence over the ball.

If you’re looking to upgrade your wedges, definitely check these out!

Ping Glide 3.0 wedges review: The details

Available: August 1, 2019

SRP: £130 (steel), £140 (graphite)

More Information: Ping website