Buyers Guide 2017: Ping Glide 2.0 Wedges

Ping Glide 2.0 WedgesThe new Ping Glide 2.0 wedges leading to more precise short game performance from all conditions thanks to precision-milled faces with sharper groove edges than any previous Ping wedge model, dramatically increasing spin rates and trajectory control. An extremely precise wheel-cut milling process developed by PING’s engineering and manufacturing teams enables grooves with a sharper edge radius, which increases interaction with the cover of the ball at impact, creating more friction for improved spin and trajectory control. The grooves in the lower-lofted wedges are milled with a 20-degree sidewall and a .005” edge radius for optimal full-shot performance. The higher-lofted versions are milled to a .004-inch edge radius and a 28-degree sidewall to impart more spin, especially around the greens. By spacing the precision-milled grooves closer together, Ping’s engineers designed the lower- lofted options with one additional groove (compared to the original Glide wedge) to increase spin and control on full shots. The higher-lofted versions feature two more grooves for more spin on chip and pitch shots. The soft, 431 stainless steel heads are distinguished by a hydropearl chrome finish, which adds a new level of performance by repelling moisture for reduced sole friction. The lead edges and sole grinds have been carefully crafted for exceptional surface interaction and versatility, gliding through the turf and sand to enable creativity and shot making. The patented design has key refinements to the four sole grinds (SS, WS, ES and TS) ensure Glide 2.0 wedges can be fit to a golfer’s divot depth or attack angle and most common turf conditions.
$150 steel, $175 graphite |

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