Ping Glide 3.0 Wedge

Our verdict on Ping's latest wedge offering

Ping Glide 3.0 Wedge Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

Not a huge improvement on Glide 2.0 but a decent, comprehensive offering from Ping nonetheless, veering more towards the game improvement sector and covering more than enough loft, bounce and grind options to suit all player types.

Reasons to buy
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    A soft, solid feel as well as improved distance control on full shots and added versatility from the extra sole grind options.

Reasons to avoid
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    Didn't experience extra spin of note over Glide 2.0.

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Ping Glide 3.0 Wedge Review - We assess the looks and performance of the Glide 3.0 wedges, which have a new Eye2 sole option.

Ping Glide 3.0 Wedge Review

To compliment the Glide Forged option, Ping has opted to focus on improving the forgiveness and playability of the Glide 3.0, not just in terms of off-centre hits on full shots but also how the sole interacts and moves through the turf.

Glide 3.0 is a very well considered offering. There are four sole grinds to choose from, the most versatile being the thin sole, which we enjoyed in the higher lofts when looking to manipulate the face to achieve different flights.


The standard sole is perfect for full shots while the Eye2 sole offers a lot of resistance to digging, ideal if you struggle with duffing your chips or getting out of bunkers.

You’ll notice a slightly darker, less reflective finish now but no white bottom groove to assist alignment on the lower lofts. A half bottom groove on the higher lofts should increase spin on partial shots.

In an indoor controlled environment, the GCQuad didn’t show that we were getting any more spin with Glide 3.0 over Glide 2.0, be it on full shots or pitch shots. But this may be different outside when factoring in grass, dirt and moisture and the grooves come into their own. In fact, indoor testing showed that the Glide 2.0 in the darker stealth finish gave us the most spin.


The lower lofts do offer more stability and better distance control. Our front-to-back dispersion with the 50° Glide 3.0 was tighter than with the Glide 2.0 and our accuracy wasn’t effected by the lighter feel. The Dyla-Wedge grip is a nice addition, providing useful reference points for those who like to grip down the club to achieve different carry distances.

It also felt like the Glide 3.0 offered less friction with the ground thanks to the Hydropearl 2.0 finish and softer leading edge, helping the club slide under the ball more easily, but any difference in overall sound or softness off the face was difficult to detect.

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 86 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 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x