ClubTest 2022: Ping Glide 4.0 wedges tested and reviewed
This year’s ClubTest is bigger and better than ever. To help you make sense of the mountain of high-tech new clubs on the market, we put all of the latest offerings from the top golf club manufacturers to the ultimate test. Below you will find the test results and our complete review of Ping’s Glide 4.0 wedges.
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PING WEDGES REVIEW
Ping Glide 4.0
We tested: 46°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°
Our take: “What’s in a name?” asked Shakespeare’s Juliet; in the case of Ping’s Glide 4.0 wedge, the answer is a resounding, “Truth!” As one tester put it, echoing several others, “Living up to its name, this wedge glided through the turf—and it spun a lot.” Can the GlideSpin 1.0 be far behind? “But soft, what light flop shot through yonder fringe breaks?”
Ping Glide 4.0 wedge
The details: On the glide front, multiple grind options yield improved turf interaction when appropriately paired to course conditions. On the spin side, the new “Emery face blast” combined with precision-milled face and grooves increases texture on the hitting surface. This results in higher friction and more club-ball interaction, which in turn results in more spin and lower launch. The sidewalls on the Glide’s grooves differ based on the loft—50- and 52-degree models are designed to optimize performance on full shots, while 54-degree and up models emphasize spin and precision on partial-swing, short-game finesse shots.