By ED TRAVIS
The new Ping Glide 4.0 wedges are the fourth generation of this popular line going back to 2015. The latest iteration was developed with focus on loft and grind options making them easily customizable for any player.
The Glide 4.0 wedges offered additional options for sole grind and loft combinations to match the requirements of a variety of players. The insert is bigger than the previous version and also softer to improve the feel and control of the compact sized head for most any lie the ball nestles into.
The E-grind is similar to the original Ping sand wedge with a high toe and a blended hosel seen on the first Eye2 wedge. Players will also like the extra-long grip, 11 ½ inches, when choking down for an especially delicate shot.
“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,” said John K. Solheim, PING President. “We packed a lot of performance into the series to ensure it appeals to golfers of all abilities. The wedges have a great look at address and are extremely versatile in all conditions, relying on precision-milled grooves and a new face blast to increase friction and deliver high spin and consistency. The feel is greatly improved as we’re using 8620 carbon steel together with our activated elastomer insert behind the face. Every detail in the Glide 4.0 is designed to save shots, including a longer grip for choking down when necessary to play touch shots around the green. We’ve seen tremendous tour adoption around the world with the new wedges and look forward to getting them in golfer’s hands as we begin another golf season.”
Fast Facts Ping Glide 4.0 Wedges
8620 steel head
Elastomer CTP insert
Milled grooves with blasted textured between
Four grinds: S, W, T, E
Lofts: 46° to 60°
Stock shafts: PING Z-Z115, PING AWT 2.0, PING Alta CB Slate, Alta Distanza Black 40
Stock grip: 11.5” Lamkin Crossline 1150
$217.50 each stock steel shaft, $232.50 each stock graphite