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Ping Glide 2.0 Wedges: Groo-vier Glides

The new Ping Glide 2.0 wedges take short game performance to new levels with precision-milled faces and sharper groove edges than any previous Ping wedge.

A precise wheel-cut milling process enables grooves with a sharper edge radius, which increases interaction with the cover of the ball for improved spin and trajectory control. The grooves in the lower-lofted wedges (46°, 50° and 52°) are milled with a 20° sidewall and a .005” edge radius for optimal full-shot performance. The higher-lofted versions (54°, 56°, 58° and 60°) are milled to a .004” edge radius and a 28° sidewall to impart more spin, especially around the greens.

By spacing the precision-milled grooves closer together, the lower-lofted options have 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 chips and pitches.

In testing, Ping’s tour players saw spin-rate increases of 1,000 to 1,500rpm on partial shots and gains of more than 500rpm on full shots. Most of them, including Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen, have converted to Glide 2.0.

The soft, 431 stainless steel heads feature a hydropearl chrome finish which helps repel moisture for reduced sole friction. The lead edges and sole grinds are crafted for exceptional surface interaction and versatility.

Key refinements to the four sole grinds (SS, WS, ES and TS) help ensure that the wedges can be fit to a golfer’s style of play and most common turf conditions.

The Dyla-wedge grip is ¾-inch longer with a reduced taper, allowing golfers to grip down for more control.

Grinds & Loft/Bounce Combinations

SS GRIND  (46°/12°, 50°/12°, 52°/12°, 54°/12°, 56°/12°, 58°/10°, 60/10°)

All-purpose mid-bounce sole with heel and trail edge relief for versatility on touch shots around the green. Ideal for moderate attack angles.

WS GRIND (56°/14°, 58°/14°, 60/14°)

Full-sole design for players with a steep angle of attack. The reduced camber and added width help prevent the sole from skipping into the ball.

TS GRIND (58°/6°, 60°/6°)

Ping WRX-inspired design based on the tour-proven half-moon grind, facilitates shot-making and precision from difficult lies. The heel relief facilitates shots with an open face.

ES GRIND (54°/8°, 56°/8°, 58°/8°, 60°/8°)

Eye 2-inspired sole design provides superb bunker performance, while a refined lead edge improves all-round shotmaking.

SRP: Ping AWT 2.0 shaft –  RM795 / Ping CFS J50 shaft – RM1,050

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