PING Glide 3.0 Wedges
PING Glide 3.0 Wedges come as an upgrade to the most talked-about PING’S Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge.
Compared to its predecessor, the Glide 3.0 comes in a touting grip-to-grip-revolution resulting in a lower launch, high spin and a good feeling wedge.
The upgraded version comes in a more solid evolution of the previous wedge with compelling upgrades to ensure you get something new and improved for better performance around the greens and inside 100 yards.
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Being an extension of an already existing PING wedge, you probably expect to see some incredible changes and upgrades on the Glide 3.0. So let’s take a more in-depth look and see what’s new and what has remained the same as the PING 2.0’s.
The Glide 3.0 golf wedge comes with water-repelling HydroPearl chrome finish and a cast of a 431 stainless steel which is the same as that of the non-stealthy 2.0 wedge.
This is different from the 2.0 stealth which came with a black QPQ finish and 8620 carbon steel.
Like the 2.0’s, the PING Glide 3.0 wedge also comes with four sole grind options.
These include a Thin Sole (low bounce), Wide Sole (high bounce), Standard Sole (mid bounce), and the Eye Sole which is a retro PING style for 54-degree to 60-degree wedges and an 8-degree bounce.
In the 3.0 version, the Eye Sole is now called the Eye 2 with a high-toe look of classic EYE to PING’s iron designed forty years ago for bunkers.
The loft-grind matrix for the new version remains the same as that of the 2.0’s with the only difference being the 54-degree option added to the Wide Sole lineup.
The 3.0 still uses patented wheel-cut grooves with an extra half-groove placed at clubface bottom. This feature was the reason behind the 2.0 high spin.
PING Glide 3.0 Wedge Feel
Because the PING Glide 3.0 wedge comes in a 431 stainless steel like the Glide 2.0 wedge, many golfers will expect it to have the harsh-ish feel. Well, that’s not the case.
Glide 3.0’s cavity has a softer and larger Custom Tuning Port elastomer. According to PING, the insert covers most of the face hence resulting in a soft and solid feel.
They also add that the larger CTP ensures a higher center of gravity and perimeter weighting for more control and lower launch.
Another significant change that PING made with this new version is the overall weight.
The Glide 3.0 weighs 15 grams lighter than the 2.0’s. The weight reduction is due to the stock shaft and stock grip.
The Dyla-Wedge Lite Grip comes in a ¾ inches longer than the traditional grips but still weighs 6 grams lighter.
The new Z-Z115 shaft weighs 5 grams lighter and comes with a lower balance point for lower launch and more control.
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The stock grip, which is the Dyla-Wedge Lite, comes in three sizes, and the Z-Z115 Wedge made by Nippon is the stock steel.
The PING’s Alta CB Red comes in the stock graphite shaft. Glide 3.0 also has several non-upcharge shaft options which include the Dynamic Gold, 105, Dynamic Gold 102, Dynamic Gold, True Temper XP95, Project X LZ, KBS Tour, and Nippon Pro Modus Tour 105.
The price of the Glide 3.0 also differs from its predecessors. The steel shaft costs $160 while the graphite one goes for $180. This is a $10 difference from the 2.0’s. The overall price can range closer to $200 for the wedge.
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