Gorge Tour

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Andy Roberts
Thu, 20 Jun 2013
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Good feel; Solid performance; Versatile; Nice colour and appearance
Little too much going on in cavity
Our score:
Overall: 
4
PRICE: £99.00 YEAR: from 2013

Gorge grooves 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.

The wedge is designed with a slot behind the face that houses a dampening cartridge that enhances feel.

As I'm now 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. The clubhead is a little bigger than ideal and there’s a little too much going in the cavity.

There's also great feedback at impact, whether it be a pure strike or struck off-centre. This has a lot to do with the small cavity and elastomer insert cushion feel. PING CFS is well balanced.

Using the standard sole (SS), the PING Gorge Tour is an extremely versatile wedge. I achieved consistent yardage on full shots and a solid dispersion pattern. Better than average spin rates, too.

Verdict

The colour of this wedge is a big plus but the cavity looks a little too busy for our liking. Good distance and nice ball flight. If you’re after consistency and are more of a drop-and-stop type of player on full shots, the PING Gorge Tour will likely become your best friend.

Pro Verdict (Tom Hayward)

Classy performer and great colour scheme. I do have these in the bag, though.  

Click this link to see how the PING Gorge Tour performed in our 2013 Wedges Test.

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