Need To Know
When you think of PING clubs, their irons and drivers may come to mind, but not necessarily the wedges that they have produced in years gone by.
The release of the PING Glide Forged Pro wedge has been announced in the same week as the impressive and high-performing i59 irons.
The forged design of PING's new wedge has many different customization options which we will discuss in this review. Wedge customization is an important development in golf that PING are aiming to pursue with their Glide Forged Pro wedge.
With the small head of this new wedge, it may be suited to players with a low handicap and more experience, however it is a versatile club.
Alex from GolfMagic took the PING Glide Forged Pro wedge down to Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate to see how it performed.
PING have promised that the Glide Forged Pro wedge will produce a lot of spin and it comes with a new quality of turf interaction around the greens and in the sand.
When you think of custom fitting clubs, you would usually associate this process with iron sets and drivers, but the Glide Forged Pro wedge is available for many different options in customization.
The wedge is available from 50 degrees to 62 degrees and it has two main grinds: the S Grind and the T Grind. In total, there are eight grind options, three soles and numerous options in bounce.
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The Glide Forged Pro wedge may feel heavy in your hands, but this can help you to produce a steady stroke when chipping around the green.
It is a nice and steady wedge that produces a nice flight. The Glide Forged Pro wedge produces a low flight and produces a lot of spin when landing on the green from 50 yards to 100 yards.
This new wedge instils confidence when you are chipping and approaching the green and this contributes to an improvement in your wedge play.
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The PING Glide Forged Pro wedge is not for every golfer due to its small head, it may suit players who are more confident of finding the middle of the clubface.
The overall feel and performance of the club exceeded expectations. It performed well for Alex, as you can see with his shot dispersion in our review.
The PING Glide Forged Pro wedge will be made available for £199.00 on September 2 and once you have your first hit with this club, you will definitely want to put it straight in your bag.