Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges
If you think of Ping for quality irons, but not for exceptional wedges, think again.
Because the new Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges are an exceptionally designed option for players of all abilities—including (and especially) better players.
They feature a more compact, forged 8620 carbon steel head and precision machined grooves for predictable, consistent results.
They also have a new face blast that adds friction to increase spin and control.
And the new Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges come in a newly expanded range of lofts and sole grinds to fit your game.
All in all, the new Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges deliver more spin and better turf interaction, along with a forged feel.
It’s an exceptional package, one worth a closer, inside look.
The Second Generation
The new Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges are the replacement for the three-year old Glide Forged Wedges, which were Ping’s first forged wedges ever.
The second generation includes a number of the same features, along with some significant design improvements.
Like their predecessors, the new Glide Pro Forged wedges have 8620 carbon steel forging.
And while 8620 isn’t quite as soft as 1020 or 1025 carbon steel, it is more durable—and that’s not a bad thing for a wedge.
A Shot Maker’s Wedge
The offset on new Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges is similar to the original, but the Glide Forged Pro is noticeably shorter in heel-toe length—the distance between the hosel and the score lines.
This more compact profile creates a captured look at address, giving you the confidence to manipulate the head and execute any type of shot.
It’s great to have such maximum versatility for predictable results.
New Grinds & Lofts
During the design process, Ping Tour staff players asked for more versatility in the grind of the new Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges—and Ping obliged.
You can now select the standard Ping S Grind, which has plenty of bounce with enough trailing edge and heel relief to be versatile enough for most golfers.
Or you can choose from the addition of a new T Grind for higher lofted models. This is a narrower sole with less bounce—and allows you to hit more shots around the green.
The S Grind is available in 50- through 60-degree models in two-degree increments. The listed bounce on each is 10 degrees.
The T Grind is available is 58-, 60- and 62-degree models, each with six degrees of bounce.
The 62-degree option is something Ping’s Tour Staff wanted. It’s a thin, low-bounce, high-loft offering with lots of greenside versatility.
A Special 59-Degree Option
The one exception to all this is a 59-degree loft, eight degree bounce S Grind. It’s a nod to the original high toe wedge, the iconic Ping Eye 2.
It has a little less bounce than the standard S Grind and appeals to the high toe customer. It features more traditional hosel shaping and a more traditional sole design.
And if you’re a purist, it doesn’t have full-face grooves.
About Those Grooves
The new Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges have an attribute that Ping calls, ‘Friction Face’—a machined face texture with wheel-cut grooves.
“It’s all about how we get the best interaction between the golf ball and the face,” says Ryan Stokke, Ping’s Director of Product design.
They also feature a half groove at the very bottom of the clubface that extends longer than its predecessor. By narrowing it a little bit, Ping has placed it closer to the leading edge.
That’s largely because the new Cleveland Launcher XL Halo Woods have a bigger head, which means more MOI—and more MOI means more forgiveness.
And more forgiveness means better results. And better results mean greater confidence and lower scores.
Loft Specific Groove Profiles
Since they’re used mostly for full shots, the 50-and 52-degrees models of the new Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges feature a 20-degree groove profile.
Higher lofted wedges feature a more pronounced 28-degree profile for more spin on partial shots.
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So Long Tungsten Toe Weighting
Ping has done you a favor by removing the tungsten toe weight from the Glide Forged Pro wedges—because doing so opens up eight different sole grinds, thanks to the Ping WRX customization department.
Also gone is the aggressive lattice milling on the back of the club head in favor of a clean sharper look that fits well with the new Ping i59 irons.
Hello Custom Fitting
As always, Ping focuses on custom fitting. The company has developed several new fitting tools to help determine the right sole grind as well as the right mix of wedges for your set.
Come try the new Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges in our state-of-the-art indoor fitting bays.
You‘ll see all the performance data on the screen as we provide you with an expert custom fit. It’s the best way to play your best golf with the new Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges.