Ping’s new Glide 4.0 wedges offer a model for every golfer’s need

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Ping reveal Glide 4.0 wedges with even more grind and loft options to make finding the perfect model for your golf easier and more precise.

The fourth generation of Ping Glide wedges have been designed to bring lower-launching and higher-spinning performance into and around greens.

The Glide 4.0 combines 8620 carbon steel with a larger and softer activated elastomer insert, provding 36% more face contact and resulting in softer feel.

The Ping Glide 4.0 wedges have more grind and loft options than ever.

A slightly rounded, compact design benefits from advancements to the lead edge and hosel transition to provide a captured look at address. In designing the series, the engineers made the head sizes of the “S” and “T” grind versions smaller than the “W” and “E” options, with all four grinds fitted with an 11-inch long grip to make it easier when choking down on the club around the greens.

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

The Ping Glide 4.0 wedges have more grind and loft options than ever.

The 46º, 50º and 52º lofts feature wheel-cut grooves with a 20º sidewall to optimise performance on full shots, while the 54º to 60º options are milled with a 28º sidewall and tighter radius for more spin and precision on greenside finesse and bunker shots.

The hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish is designed to add to the higher spin and lower launch, especially from wet and rough conditions.

Ping’s four sole grinds (S, W, T, E) are designed to match a golfer’s angle of attack and the turf conditions they typically play on. In all, there are 17 grind/loft combinations.

The Ping Glide 4.0 wedges have more grind and loft options than ever.

The S Grind (46º/12º, 50º/12º, 52º/12º, 54º/12º, 56º/12º, 58º/10º, 60º/10º), which fits most golfers, has trail edge/heel relief, ample bounce and a rounded lead edge. The W Grind (54º/14º, 56º/14º, 58º/14º, 60º/14º) has been optimised for square-face and bunker shots, with a traditional full sole design and rounded lead edge. It is the most forgiving of the four grinds.

The T Grind (58º/6º, 60º/6º) has high lead-edge bounce, with half-moon sole shaping and an increased centre bounce width.

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Finally the E Grind (54º/10º, 56º/10º, 58º/8º, 60º/8º) is inspired by Ping’s famous Eye2, the high-toe design made popular by Karsten Solheim’s iconic sand wedge developed in the early 1980s. It features a blended hosel and dished sole design similar to the original Eye2, along with improved lead-edge shaping.

The E grind in Ping's new Glide 4.0 wedge is based on the classic EYE2.

“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,” said John K. Solheim, Ping President.

“Every detail in the Glide 4.0 is designed to save shots. The four distinctly different sole grinds, including an Eye2 sand-wedge-inspired version in four lofts, ensure that trained Ping club fitters can properly match a Glide 4.0 to a golfer’s angle of attack and playing conditions.” 

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“We’ve seen tremendous tour adoption around the world with the new wedges and look forward to getting them in golfer’s hands.”

Ping's new Glide 4.0 wedge.

The Glide 4.0 wedges come with a choice of four stock shafts, with six further optional shafts, and a Lamkin Crossline 1150 grip.

Available for custom fitting and pre-sale from today, they cost £160 (steel) and £170 (graphite) each and are available now.

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Rob Jerram is Today's Golfer's Digital Editor.

Rob Jerram is the Digital Editor of todaysgolfer.co.uk

He has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting his career with Johnston Press where he covered local and regional news and sport in a variety of editorial roles across ten years.

Rob joined Bauer Media in 2010 and worked as the Senior Production Editor of Today’s Golfer and Golf World magazines for ten years before moving into the Digital Editor’s role in July 2020.

He has been playing golf for almost three decades and has been a member at Greetham Valley in Rutland for eight years, playing off a 12 handicap.

Rob uses a Ping G driver, Ping G 3-wood, TaylorMade M5 5-wood, TaylorMade P790 irons (4-PW), Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth wedges (52º, 56º, 60º), Evnroll ER2 putter, and TaylorMade Tour Response golf ball.

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