PING Glide 2.0 Wedge Review

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The PING Glide 2.0 wedges upgrade the spin and consistency from the original Glide wedges.  Four different soles to fit every condition and swing.

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Introduction

Two years ago, when I reviewed the original Glide wedges, I complimented PING for being unafraid of complicated features.  They were designing an entirely new wedge and weren’t afraid of getting into the details of why it was better.  With the Glide 2.0, the pitch is simpler: more spin, more consistently.

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Looks

The Glide 2.0 wedges carry forward the clean aesthetic of the original Glide.  At address, you see a medium-sized club face, a slightly rounded leading edge, and no offset.  The ES (Eye Sole) wedges are a little more unusual in their shape, but that’s part of their appeal.

In the bag, these wedges look professional.  The loft and bounce are engraved on the toe, and the back of the club says only “Glide 2.0” and the sole designation.

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Sound & Feel

Just like the rest of PING’s recent offerings, the Glide 2.0 wedges feel soft and solid.  The impact sound is muted, but there’s excellent feedback on the strike quality through the hands.

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Performance

Since amateurs golfers dream of nothing so much as spinning a shot back, PING decided to upgrade the grooves on the Glide 2.0 wedges.  The grooves are set to the loft – optimized for full swings in the 46-52, for pitches in the 54-60 – and deliver 350 RPM more spin on full shots.  Where it gets more interesting is on the pitches: PING claims the Glide 2.0 spins 200 RPM more on dry pitches, and they claim the amount of spin won’t change on the Glide 2.0 whether it’s wet or dry!

I decided to put these claims to the test.  First, I tested the Glide 2.0 against the current king of spin mountain, the Epon Tour Wedge.  The Glide 2.0 went revolution for revolution with the Epon.  Next, I got a spray bottle and tested the spin with a wet ball and club face.  Sure enough, the Glide 2.0 put up the same spin numbers whether it was wet or dry.  The spin and the consistency from the Glide 2.0 are really impressive.

The other thing that needs to be discussed is the selection of soles.  There are four options: Thin Sole (TS), Standard Sole (SS), Wide Sole (WS), and Eye Sole (ES).  The idea is to give every player, and every turf condition, a sole that is optimal.  The differences are pronounced, so choosing the right one is important.  If you have any trouble in the bunkers, the ES is a must – the concave sole jumps out of the sand and makes sand shots a piece of cake.

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Conclusion

When you make a wedge as good as the Glide, it can be tough to make it better.  PING found a way by making the Glide 2.0 wedges higher spinning and more consistent.  Just as important, the four sole options allow you to fit the club to your swing, not the other way around.

Buy PING Glide 2.0 Wedges HERE

PING Glide 2.0 Wedge Price & Specs

PING Glide 2.0 Wedge Specs and Price

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Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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7 Comments

  1. sean brennan

    Matt- currently have 50* ping glide, and 56* 2 dot cleveland wedge, no lob wedge, use56* in sand and for all chips, pitches, and lobs. What bounce do you suggest and what shaft in 56* glide? thnx

    • Matt Saternus

      Sean,

      If you’re happy with your 2 dot Cleveland, the standard sole should work well for you.
      I can’t recommend a shaft without seeing your swing.

      Best,

      Matt

  2. Doug Jamieson

    Thanks for these reviews, Matt. I have the previous generation 56* ES, and it has become my go-to club for greenside bunker shots. Works like a charm, and has solved my sand problems.

  3. I would appreciate your thoughts regarding the relative merits of the WS vs ES sole grinds. For the past decade or so, I have embrassed the concept that “bounce is your friend”. Accordingly, I have opted for the WS sole options in my Callaway and Mizuno wedges. My courses tend to rest on Wisconsin’s clinging (usually wet/damp) clay. One of my regular courses is remodeling all of their bunkers and will actually be filling them with sand. My AOA typically results in the movement of healthy amounts of wet clay/sand. I am contemplating a 54WS paired with a 58ES. I am concerned that the ES might be a one trick sand pony . Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    • Matt Saternus

      Chris,

      Great question. If you’re comfortable with bounce and the slightly unusual appearance, I would opt for the ES. The ES gives you tremendous help from the sand and is still very playable from other conditions. The reasons to opt for the WS would be: wanting a more traditional appearance and wanting more versatility in the bunkers.

      I hope that answers your question.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. Thinking about the 56 in ES grind. Is it also versatile for chipping , lob shots? Or so be its ES GRIND it’s only really for sand?
    Same goes for 60 . Are u better off with SS grind or ES? I would use 60 for around the green . Thanks

    • Matt Saternus

      Jimmy,

      I found the ES grind to be fairly versatile, but that will vary from person to person based on their swing. The best thing to do is find a demo day where you can try one out.

      Best,

      Matt

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