Dan Box
By Dan Box

Ping have announced the latest instalment of their wedge range with details of the new Glide 4.0 model, focused on providing lower-launching, higher spinning performance with a larger range of grind and loft options.

Ping Glide 4.0 Wedges

Whilst the previous Glide Forged Pro wedges are aimed at skilled golfers looking for ultimate feel in a compact setup, the Glide 4.0 will suit a wider range of players and more options available, the custom fitting process should be easier and more precise.

"The Glide 4.0 series is an exciting continuation of our specialty wedge family that brings golfers the short-game performance they need to lower their scores through several advancements in wedge technology."

"We packed a lot of performance into the series to ensure it appeals to golfers of all abilities."

*John K. Solheim, Ping President. *

8620 Carbon Steel & Activated Elastomer

The wedges feature a multi-material construction which combines 8620 carbon steel with a larger and softer activated elastomer insert, promoting a soft and responsive feel. The added volume provided by the insert also allows for 36% more face contact, again contributing to a softer feel.

Precisely Sized and Shaped

The Glide 4.0 has a slightly rounded, compact design which has seen improvements made to the lead edge and hosel transition, providing a 'captured' look at address.

Ping Glide 4.0 Wedges

The S and T grind versions have smaller head sizes than the W and E options, to give players choosing those options the feeling of greater versatility and workability, whereas the W and E are aimed towards more forgiveness and friendliness.

Friction Face with Emery Blast

The Emery face blast, like that seen in the Glide Forged Pro, adds texture to the hitting surface to create more friction and better interaction between the club and the ball for greater spin with a lower launch.

Ping Glide 4.0 Wedges

The lower lofted wedges, from 46 to 52 degrees, feature wheel-cut grooves with a 20º sidewall for better performance on full shots. From 54 to 60 degrees, there is a 28º sidewall and tighter radius to add spin and precision on the touch shots around the green and out of bunkers.

The hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish adds to higher spin and a lower launch, particularly in wet conditions and when playing out of the rough.

Four Grinds, More Loft Options

Four different grind options are available to golfers to match their own angle of attack and turf conditions, improving performance and versatility on both full and partial shots.

Ping Glide 4.0 Wedges

There are 17 different loft and grind combinations available in the new Glide 4.0 wedge.

S Grind

Ping Glide 4.0 Wedges

Trail edge/heel relief Ample bounce Rounded lead edge Fits most golfers

W Grind

Ping Glide 4.0 Wedges

Traditional full-sole design Most forgiving through the turf Rounded lead edge Optimised for square face and bunker shots

T Grind

Ping Glide 4.0 Wedges

High lead-edge bounce Half-moon sole shaping Increase centre bounce width

E Grind

Ping Glide 4.0 Wedges

High toe Improved lead-edge shaping Dished sole and tapered hosel for bunker performance Inspired by the Eye2 Wedge developed by Karsten Solheim in the early 1980s.

The Ping Glide 4.0 Wedges are available at an RRP of £160, or £170 for a graphite shaft, with a Lamkin Crossline 1150 grip as standard.

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Ping Glide 4.0 Wedge

Ping Glide 4.0 Wedge - Product Details

UK Launch15 March 2022
UK Launch RRP£160
European Launch15 March 2022
European Launch RRP€199
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts46°, 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°
Right Handed Lofts46°, 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°
MaterialSteel, Carbon
Shaft NamePing Z-Z115
Shaft TypesSteel, Graphite
Shaft FlexWedge
GripLamkin Crossline
Manufacturer's WebsitePing Website

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