PING TOUR Gorge features grooves that are designed to increase spin and produce a lower launch relative to PING’s Tour S.
Bounce options include a standard sole, a thin sole for sweeping swings or firm turf and a wide sole for steeper swings. It’s designed with a slot behind the face that houses a dampening cartridge that enhances feel.
As we’re well accustomed to with PING products in 2013, the Gorge Tour occupies an attractive dark, non-glare finish that makes it easy to frame the ball. It’s also great for reducing glare in the sun.
For me personally, the clubhead is a little bigger than ideal and there’s a little too much going in the cavity.
There's great feedback at impact, however, whether it be a pure strike or off-centre hit - this has a lot to do with the small cavity and elastomer insert cushion feel. The PING CFS shaft is also well balanced through the swing.
Using the standard sole (SS), the PING Gorge Tour is an extremely versatile wedge. During my testing, I achieved consistent yardage on full shots, a solid dispersion pattern and better than average wedge spin rate.
The colour of this wedge is a big plus but the cavity is a little too busy for my liking. I did enjoy good distance and a nice ball flight, though. If you’re after consistency and are more of a drop-and-stop type of player on full shots, the PING Gorge will likely become your best friend.