Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges featuring more compact head

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By ED TRAVIS

Designed in consultation with Ping’s tour staff the new Glide Forged Pro wedges have a more compact head with high spin characteristics and are offered with a choice of two sole grinds and nine lofts.

Everyone knows how important wedges are, whether hitting it close after a monster drive or rescuing the ball from an unfriendly lie near the green. Ping’s new Glide Forged Pro wedges do what is needed with a confidence-building head profile.

Of the two standard sole grinds the “S” has medium bounce with the leading edge rounded to fit a wide variety of swings and playing conditions. The slimmer sole “T” grind has 3° less bounce than the “S” and is available in a 62° loft.

“When you look at the Glide Forged Pro wedge, everything about it stands out,” said John K. Solheim, PING President. “It’s a great-looking club with amazing feel that performs beautifully. It has the versatility to attract and benefit a lot of different skill levels. Our engineers focused on every design attribute. It’s slightly smaller heel-to-toe with a rounded profile to allow players the ability to control the club and play any shot with precision. We’ve also applied a new face blast to improve friction for increased spin and trajectory control.”

The 59° loft “S” grind has a high toe design similar to the original EYE2 sand wedge company founder Karsten Solheim created in the 1980s.

Fast Facts
Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges

Forged 8620 carbon steel
Compact head design
Milled face and grooves
Texture blasted between grooves
“S” or “T” grind
Arccos Caddie Sensor
Stock shaft: Ping Z-Z115
Stock grip: Golf Pride Arccos Lite Tour Velvet 360
$217.50 each steel shaft, $232.50 each graphite shaft


 

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Ed Travis

Ed Travis is a national award winning golf journalist and has had a life long love affair with the game. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and as a senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him he still plays regularly and carries a handicap of 2. He and his wife live in suburban Orlando.

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