Martin Hopley
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The original Ping Glide wedge was one of the best cavity back wedges in the market and now Ping has put a little spin on it with version 2.0.

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge

The same clean lines and Hydropearl chrome finish repel water to enable the Glide 2.0 to slip through the turf and this is a professional looking wedge.

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge

The main change is a slight refinement of the grooves by Ping using their precision milling to steepen the sides of the walls on the grooves by 4°.

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge

On the lower 46° to 52° lofts this increases the side wall angle from 16° to 20° and there is also an extra groove on the face too. On the higher lofts from 54° to 60° the wall is also now up 4° to 28° and these wedges get two extra grooves.

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge

Ping claim that on full shots you will get an extra 200rpm in the dry and 1000rpm in the wet, which is pretty signficant. Out on the course the grip was certianly there and this is a good improvement on a groove that was already one of the better performing ones.

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge

There is the same choice of 4 sole grinds to vary the bounce, from the lower bounce Thin Sole (TS) through the Standard Sole (SS), Wide Sole (WS) and the Eye Sole (ES), which has the inverted cavity from the classic Ping Eye 2 wedge and is particularly good out of sand.

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge

Compared to the previous version, the soles are very similar in shape with the numbers now on the toe and provide the right level of bounce for the required shot.

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge

There is a decent amount of heel and toe relief if you like to play around with opening and closing the face and this works really well on the higher lofted 58° SS, which had a lovely balance and was easy to flip the ball up.

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge

The only change in the lofts is that the SS starts at 46° instead of 47°, so there is no 48° version and that is probably because this is there as an alternative to the 45° or 46° set wedges that you get in the i200 and iBlade irons respectively.

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge

As most specialist wedges are blade style and most irons these days are cavity backs of some description, then the Ping Glide 2.0 will fit into most sets as it will keep the cavity back theme going and I like that concept.They will of course blend in particularly well with the Ping i200 and iBlade thanks to the similar looks.

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge

The 2.0 also retains the longer Dyla-wedge grip that gives you reference points if you like to grip down the shaft in order to vary the distance the ball goes with the same length of swing.

Ping Dyla-wedge Grip

This is a clever device and it is good to see it continued as an option to the standard variable width Ping grips.

Ping Dyla-wedge Grip

All the models come with Ping's AWT 2.0 Wedge shaft which weights slightly less than the previous CFS shaft and should give a little higher trajectory.

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge

Overall this is another great wedge from Ping and more of a fine tuning of the original Glide, because when it comes to cavity back wedges, they have already hit the target.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge - Product Details

Launch UK02 February 2017
Launch USA02 February 2017
Launch RRP£130
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts46°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°
Right Handed Lofts46°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°
ManufactureCast
MaterialSteel
FinishChrome
Shaft NameAWT 2.0 Wedge
Shaft TypesSteel
Shaft FlexWedge
Shaft Weight118g
Manufacturer's WebsitePing Website

User Reviews

April 2017

Played a few rounds with new wedges 52ss and 58 es. Love both and the 58 is butter from the traps. Also, SS is great as well. Have played Vokey for sometime now and can say these are more forgiving. Would recommend to anyone looking to increase their short game.

March 2017

I've built my short game around this wedge. So easy to hit and balls stops quickly.

February 2017

Seriously good wedges. Anyone from Tour player to high handicap can benefit from these with the right specs. They are also the highest spinning wedges on the market!

February 2017

Fantastic wedges.

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