PING introduces Glide Forged wedge

16 Jul, 2018

Forged from 8620 carbon steel with sizing and shaping influenced by PING tour professionals and advisors, the Glide Forged wedge is the company’s newest wedge engineered and crafted for golfers wanting to improve their shot-making by employing a sleek, high-spinning blade-style design with a soft, pleasing feel.

The new Glide Forged wedges are available for custom fitting and pre-order at authorised PING golf shops around the world beginning today.

The Glide Forged wedge represents an exciting new direction for us, said John K. Solheim, PING President. First and foremost, it offers the performance we engineer into every PING club, including an amazing feel. It’s also our first fully forged wedge offering in several years.

The Glide Forged wedge represents an exciting new direction for us.

—John K. Solheim, PING President

Working closely with PING professionals and company advisors, including Louis Oosthuizen, Stan Utley and Todd Anderson, PING’s engineers designed the Glide Forged wedge to provide the feel and versatility required to play an array of approach and finesse shots around the green. A sole design with a rounded lead edge and more heel-toe camber allows for greater shot-making and creativity around the green. The gooseneck-tapered hosel ensures a smooth transition through grass and sand while providing a captured look at address.

Patented, precision-milled, wheel-cut grooves, first introduced in the Glide 2.0 wedges and developed by PING’s engineering and manufacturing teams, enable grooves with a sharper edge radius, which increases interaction with the ball at impact, creating more friction for improved spin and trajectory control.

Everything about the Glide Forged wedge is created around quality and performance, Solheim said. From the 8620 carbon steel that produces the incredible feel to the tungsten toe weight that ensures forgiveness in a blade-style wedge, we made sure every detail was covered, including milling the back of the wedge to create a distinct, visually appealing pattern. Several of our tour professionals have already added Glide Forged wedges to their bags since debuting them last month. They really love the feel and are especially excited about the added spin and trajectory control they are experiencing.

Glide Forged Wedges (RH & LH)

Multi-material construction: Forged, 8620 carbon steel. Tungsten toe weight. Precision-milled face and wheel-cut grooves. Machined flange and hosel knurling.

Available 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60° in 10 colour codes (lie angle).

Stock steel and graphite shafts:

  • True Temper Dynamic Gold S300
  • PING ALTA CB (Soft R, Regular, Stiff)

Aftermarket shaft options (no upcharge):

  • True Temper Dynamic Gold (R300, X100)
  • True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 (S300, X100)
  • True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 (R300, S300)
  • Project X LZ (5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5)
  • True Temper XP95 (R, S)
  • Nippon NS Pro Modus 105 (R, S, X)
  • KBS Tour (R, S, X)

Standard grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet in six sizes (Blue -1/16", Red -1/32", Aqua -1/64", White Std., Gold +1/32", Orange +1/16")

 

 

Find a PING Retailer or Fitter Near You