Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge

We test Ping's latest wedge offering out on the golf course and report back

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Golf Monthly Verdict

These are a big improvement on what has come before from Ping and players will really enjoy the performance package on offer.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent spin control, a more compact look with a softer feel and added durability

Reasons to avoid
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    Some of the sole grinds could be more aggressive in the higher lofts

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Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge Review - We tested Ping's latest wedge offering out on the golf course to discover where its strengths and weaknesses lie

Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge Review

Aimed At These wedges are for those golfers who prefer the durability and look of a darker finish.

Key technology The Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth wedge boasts a tour-inspired darker finish that yields less glare and makes the head appear smaller. The process that adds the finish is also said to add durability. A new half groove near the leading edge on the 56°, 58° and 60° lofts boosts spin on shots struck low on the face. As with the standard version, the Glide 2.0 Stealth will come in four sole grinds (SS, WS, ES and TS) to cater for different attack angles and turf conditions. Read more about the key info here.

How we tested We played multiple rounds with a set of wedges in our chosen spec.

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Looks For most golfers, the darker finish will make the Stealth version appear slightly more compact behind the ball and perhaps benefit alignment, too. You’ll also get less glare on sunny days.

Control The spin generated was exceptional. The flight was low and controlled on long chips and pitches, coming to a fast halt on the second bounce, making it easier to predict distances.

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Performance One of the minor complaints we had about the original Ping Glide 2.0 wedge was that it was a touch chunky, mostly at address, but the new Stealth version takes care of that with the darker finish making it appear more compact.

It does feel marginally softer off the face and has a more muted sound compared to the hydropearl finish – something most players will prefer.

It is still easy to align, generates a very high level of spin around the green from different situations and the new finish is surprisingly resilient, even from bunkers. This enables you to make a more committed swing with acceleration of the clubhead, knowing the ball with stop quickly if you strike it cleanly.

While there are more aggressive sole grinds out there, for the majority of skill levels there’s enough versatility from the different soles to cater for most short-game shots.

 

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

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. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


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 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x