Ping Glide 3.0 Wedge Unveiled

It is said to feel softer and be more forgiving than the outgoing Glide 2.0 wedge

Ping Glide 3.0 Wedge Review

Ping Glide 3.0 Wedge Unveiled - More forgiving and offering a softer feel, the Glide 3.0 wedge also comes in the Eye2 sole

Ping Glide 3.0 Wedge Unveiled  

With a tag line of ‘modern tradition’, Ping’s new Glide 3.0 wedges attempt to bring together classic looks and up-to-date performance.

Visually, they do this through a clean, rounded head profile with a tapered hosel and a little more offset to provide better ball capture.

The leading edge has also been softened and there’s the addition of the Eye2 sole, a throwback to the popular Eye2 wedge from the 1980s.

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Competitive performance comes from the five per cent increase in forgiveness over the Glide 2.0 model. Overall these new wedges will feel lighter too, thanks to a 5g lighter head, 4g lighter shaft and 6g lighter Dyla-Wedge grip, although the Glide 3.0 should also launch a little lower and spin more than it’s predecessor. You may also notice a softer feel thanks to an Elastomer insert.

The Hydropearl 2.0 finish, as seen on many of Ping’s irons including the new Blueprint, should repel water and reduces friction through the turf for cleaner strikes.

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Friction on the sole might be low but it is higher from the face for more spin, thanks to the wheel-cut grooves, which are sharper and deeper to increase control.

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There’s also a half bottom groove near the leading edge, said to increase spin by up to 1,000 rpm in the higher lofts. The grooves are also configured differently by loft to maximize performance, being slightly shallower in the higher lofts.

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The addition of the Eye2 brings the total number of sole grinds to four, joining the SS (standard sole), TS (thin sole) and WS (wide sole) in different bounce options. The Eye2 sole matches the original Eye2 sand wedge profile, hosel transition and high toe shape.

“The Glide 3.0 wedge is a great blend of a players-style design and game-improvement technology,” said John K. Solheim, Ping President. “At address, it provides the clean look of a tour-style wedge. We’ve added some offset based on tour player feedback to provide a more captured look."

Ping has also partnered with Nippon to offer the Z-Z 115 shaft as a stock option, which is lighter and has a lower balance point to improve overall feel.

The Glide 3.0 wedges are available for fittings from June 15th with an RRP of £130 per wedge in steel, £140 per wedge in graphite shafts.

Joel Tadman
Joel Tadman

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf.


During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. 


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58° 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x