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Players Feel “Groovy” About New Ping Wedges

By John Steinbreder – Global Golf Post

Ping Glide 2.0 wedge (photo Global Golf Post)
Ping Glide 2.0 wedge (photo Global Golf Post)

In touting their new Glide 2.0 wedges, Ping officials say the sharper groove edges they have precision-milled on the clubfaces increase short-game performance by increasing interaction with the cover of the ball at impact and bolstering both spin rate and trajectory control.

“The new Glide 2.0 wedges represent a major breakthrough in performance for a number of reasons, but it is the grooves that are most exciting,” says John A. Solheim, chairman and CEO of the Scottsdale, Ariz., equipment maker. “As many golfers are aware, we have a lot of knowledge and experience when it comes to evaluating and designing grooves. We worked closely with our tour staff to improve every aspect of the wedges, and the players have been very pleased with the increase in spin rates, the overall trajectory and the consistency of carry distances. Around the greens, they’re impressed with the turf interaction and how the ball is reacting off the face to give them the precision they need to hit it closer.

Ping Glide 2.0 wedge (photo Global Golf Post)
Ping Glide 2.0 wedge (photo Global Golf Post)

“They have also commented on how much they appreciate the refined, compact look (of the Glide 2.0),” Solheim adds. “Plus, the feel and sound are incredible. Most of our tour players, including Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen, have already converted to (them).”

These clubs feature heads made of soft, 431 stainless steel and boast a hydropearl chrome finish. They are available in four grinds, with the SS offered in seven lofts, from 46 to 60 degrees, and the WS coming in three (56, 58 and 60 degrees). As for the TS, it being sold in 58- and 60-degree versions, while the ES has four lofts, running from 54 degrees to 60.

Republished with permission by Global Golf Post.