PING Glide 3.0 Wedges: Grip To Grind Redesign
PING Glide 3.0 wedges get a fresh redesign to improve forgiveness, feel, and spin to help lower your score. The redesign includes everything about the club, from grip to grind.
With the new look and feel of the Glide 3.0 wedges, PING engineers were able to add up to 400 rpm of spin in their testing. Added spin leads to more control and lower scores around the green.
Join us as we take a closer look at each of the features on these wedges.
PING engineers wanted to make the overall club weight lighter on the Glide 3.0 wedges. The lighter weight makes the club easier to control and hit a variety of shots with. The main areas they shaved weight from was the grip and the shaft.
The stock grip on the Glide 3.0 wedges is a Dyla-Wedge Lite. This grip weighs 5 grams less than the original Dyla-wedge grip. The new grip is also 3/4-inch longer than a standard grip, letting golfers grip down on the club.
PING uses the PING Z-Z115 shaft made by Nippon as the stock option in each Glide 3.0 wedge. The shaft weighs 115 grams and has a low balance point, producing a penetrating ball flight and adding control.
PING is one of the industry’s leaders in making loft-specific grooves. The idea behind engineering wedges like this is that golfers hit different shots with different lofted wedges; lower-lofted wedges for full shots and high-lofted wedges around the green. What results is an optimal performance with each wedge in the bag.
PING uses a patented wheel-cutting process to make the edge radius on each club sharper, creating more spin and control. Below are the specifics:
Lower lofted wedges, (46-52 degrees), have a milled 20-degree sidewall and a .005″ edge radius. The wider grooves put the ideal amount of spin of full shots.
Higher-lofted Glide 3.0 wedges (54-60 degrees) have a narrower groove. The sidewalls are milled to 28-degrees and have a slightly smaller edge radius of .004″. This puts more spin on the ball on shots around the green.
Glide 3.0 wedges are available in 4 grind options. Below are details of each, including what golfer and conditions each are made for.
SS (Standard Sole) Grind
The Standard Sole grind is an all-around performer, fitting a wide range of golfer and turf conditions. It has a mid-bounce sole with some heel and toe relief.
WS (Wide Sole) Grind
This wide sole grind has the most bounce in the line. It slides in and out the turf with ease, making it very forgiving. Golfers with a steep angle of attack or who play in soft turf conditions benefit the most from this grind.
TS (Thin Sole) Grind
The Thin Sole has the same shape as the Standard Sole but only 3-degrees of bounce. Low-bounce grinds are perfect for tight, firm turf and golfers with shallow swings.
PING revives the iconic Eye2 grind in the Glide 3.0 wedges. The sole, hosel transition and high toe are the same as you remember. Add those to the new grooves and feel and you get the ultimate weapon out of the bunker.
PING Glide 3.0 Wedge Specifications
Go Lower with Glide 3.0 Wedges
These new PING wedges deliver the goods to help lower golf scores. Their new grooves and lighter design give you the utmost control approaching and around the grind. The 4 grind options also ensure that there’s the right wedge for every type of golfer.