Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedge Review

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The Ping Glide Forged Pro wedge will appeal to good golfers, particularly those with Ping i59 or Ping Blueprint irons in the bag.

Forged Ping products are as rare as hen’s teeth. But it makes sense that if your tour staff opt for the forged feel of i59 or Blueprint irons, they’re highly likely to want the same feel from their wedges. So with the new i59 iron hitting the market, Ping have unveiled the Glide Forged Pro wedge, too.

Ping Glide Forged Pro wedge

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A proverbial shot maker’s wedge, the Glide Forged Pro is smaller in size (toe to heel), but gives more spin along with a new turf interaction experience. Expect a slightly rounder leading edge, with similar offset and a little less hosel width compared to the previous Glide Forged wedge.

Ping Glide Forged Pro wedge

Precision is ensured thanks to CNC milling the face and grooves. And thanks to the Hydropearl finish repelling moisture, you get maximum shot-to-shot consistency. S and T Grind soles ensure there’s options for everyone, with the moderate-bounce S having the broadest appeal and the T being narrower, with approximately 3° less bounce.

An iconic high-toe profile Eye 2 59° model is also available.

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What you need to know about the Ping Glide Forged Pro wedge 

Tour-Inspired Compact Shape

In consultation with their Tour staff and brand ambassadors, Ping’s engineers have designed the Pro for golfers who focus on saving shots into and around the green. The smaller heel-to-toe size, creates a captured look at address, giving players the confidence to manipulate the head to help execute any shot.


Friction Face

In combination with the precision-milled face and grooves, a new Emery face blast adds extra texture to the hitting surface, creating higher friction and more interaction between the club and ball for more spin and lower launch.

The 50º and 52º lofts feature wheel-cut grooves with a 20º sidewall to optimise performance on full shots. The 54º to 62º options are milled with a 28º sidewall and tighter radius for more spin and precision on finesse shots around the green and from the sand.

A Hydropearl 2.0 finish adds to the higher spin and lower launch, especially from wet and rough conditions.

Expanded Lofts and Grinds

Two grind options in multiple lofts expand the family to ensure there’s a wedge choice to match every golfer’s playing conditions and angle of attack.

The “S” grind has moderate bounce and a rounded lead edge to produce an option that fits most golfers. It comes in seven loft/bounce configurations.

The “T” Grind has a narrower sole with approximately 3º less bounce than the “S” to make it more versatile and precise around the green. It’s available in three lofts, including a 62º, which offers low bounce and high loft for the most greenside versatility and will be a popular choice on tour.


59º EYE2 Toe Option

The Ping EYE2 wedge face profile inspired the “S” grind 59º option, which is distinguished by the high-toe design made popular by Karsten Solheim’s iconic sand wedge developed in the early 1980s. It features a blended hosel and a more traditional sole design than the original with approximately 1.5º less bounce than the other “S” grind lofts.

“I may be a little biased since my swimming pool as a kid was shaped like a Ping EYE2 wedge, but I love the high-toe option in this line,” said John K. Solheim, Ping President. “It gives me the confidence and versatility to play high and low shots with a lot of spin without being intimidated. It’s especially good out of the bunker.”

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What Ping say about the Glide Forged Pro wedge 

“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.”

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Product Information

Ping Glide Forged Pro wedge

RRP: £199 (s) £209 (g)

Lofts: 50° / 52° / 54° / 56° / 58° / 59° / 60°

Head options: S Grind, T Grind, Eye 2 Toe

Stock shaft: Ping Z-Z115 (s) Alta CB Slate (g)

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