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  • woods991woods991 believelandClubWRX  2592WRX Points: 187Handicap: 11Posts: 2,592 Titanium Tees
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    I love these wedges great offering from ping this year. The eye2 60 is so so good.

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    TM Sim Max w/Tour Ad TP 6
    Taylormade SIM Ti 15 tour ad iz 6
    Titleist 913 518 Diamana Thump 60
    Mizuno Jpx 919 Hot Metal Nippon Modus3 Pro 105 4-pw 
    Taylormade MG2 50,54 Modus3 Tour
    Honma tw-w4 Modus3 tour 120 60
    Sik Flo C 33.75 w/BGT Stability Tour 
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  • simonizersimonizer Members  66WRX Points: 77Posts: 66 Bunkers
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    The DG S400 isn't listed as one of the shaft option, so you may need to inquire.

    I ordered Eye2 58 with PX LZ and GP TV cord with extra wrap without an upcharge.

    Had it custom spec'd at 1 deg flat (red) and D5 swingweight to offset the reduced head weight design.

    It looks like they use CTP insert to adjust the weighting.

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  • knockdown9knockdown9 Members  258WRX Points: 57Posts: 258 Greens
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    Thanks, I suspect it's not an option or has an upcharge. I did email Ping 3 days ago but have not heard back which is quite unusual for them as they generally respond pretty quickly. I was fit into DG120 TI S400 iron shafts and would like to stick with those in my 50 & 54 if possible since I use them for full swings a lot. My glide 2.0 60es I currently have the Ping AWT 2.0 wedge shaft and it's fine for what I use that club for.

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  • wely324wely324 Members  346WRX Points: 155Posts: 346 Greens
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    What’s the best grind for firm bunkers, but also bounce that provides some forgiveness along with versatility when opening the face? I’m thinking either ss or eye2 grind....

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  • halfsumohalfsumo Members  843WRX Points: 199Posts: 843 Golden Tee
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    I have these in 50 and 56 SS and think they are great. Funny thing is that since I got them new, first couple of times hitting them at the range I could really see my strike pattern for full shots by the marks left on the face and it is a lot larger than I thought. I used to be a firm believer that it didn't really matter what wedge you play because the forgiveness comes from the loft, but now that I see myself hitting it all over the face, I am glad to at least have the perception of some extra built-in forgiveness with the cavity. Feel is crisp and light. Not a heavy thuddy hit. They are light in stock setup which is actually fine with me because I can swing these a bit easier. Heavier wedges I sometimes think the weight is going to do the work for me and then decell and stick it in the ground. I may prefer the heft and feel of the AWT wedge shaft that came in the Glide Stealths as stock but not enough to reshaft.

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    Mavrik 8* Tensei Pro White 60tx
    TS3 15*  Tensei Pro White 70tx
    PXG gen 2 17* Fuji Pro 2.0 85x
    PING G410 hybrid *22 Accra TZ5 95 M4
    PING i210 5-PW MMT 105tx
    PING Glide 3.0 50, 56ss
    Vokey SM7 60 S grind
    Newport 2 
  • joljol Members  1371WRX Points: 129Posts: 1,371 Platinum Tees
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    I just picked up 58 TS and 54 SS Glide 3 wedges. Coming from Glide 2 wedges and absolutely love them. So easy to chip and pitch from tight lies. I just ordered a 50 SS to see if it will replace the gap wedge from my iron set.

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  • joljol Members  1371WRX Points: 129Posts: 1,371 Platinum Tees
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    "What’s the best grind for firm bunkers, but also bounce that provides some forgiveness along with versatility when opening the face? I’m thinking either ss or eye2 grind...."

    I had the same question when I went from the fluffy bunkers on home course in the NE to less than fluffy bunkers on my Florida course. I just couldn't get out of them with my higher bounce wedges. My instructor advised me that "low" sand required less bounce and the reverse for "high" (deeper) sand. I went with a TS grind on my 58* wedge and it works great.

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  • Hougz79Hougz79 Members  478WRX Points: 144Posts: 478 Greens
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    Correct Ping doesn’t offer DG TI S400 as an option. I inquired as well (it took them about 7 days to call me back) and confirmed.

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    Callaway MAVRIK Sub Zero 9*, GD AD-TP 7X
    Callaway MAVRIK 3w, GD AD-IZ 8X 
    Titleist 818H1 21*, GD AD-IZ 95S
    Ping i210 4-AW, DG 120 S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 54SS, 58SS DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Special Select
    Ping Hoofer (2018)

  • norge5norge5 Members  1517WRX Points: 73Posts: 1,517 Platinum Tees
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    I started a thread regarding going with the g line of wedges to match the rest of the set. Is there a difficult transition in going from a g wedge to the glides? Are they relatively close in forgiveness?

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  • pheenomz4774pheenomz4774 Members  993WRX Points: 205Posts: 993 Golden Tee
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    Due to their construction they are probably the most forgiving "wedge" with the possible exception of the CBX 2.0. I can't tell you about the differences between Glides and the G-series wedges as I never hit them, but other people have sworn by them. I think in those types of lofts for less than full shots, you shouldn't see a huge difference.

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    Driver: Ping G410 LST 9° Tensei Orange 60
    Fairway: Ping G410 14.5° Tensei Orange 70
    Hybrid: Ping G410 19° Tensei Blue 80
    Irons: Mizuno MP-20 HMB 4-PW KBS C-Taper Lite
    Wedges: Vokey SM7 50°F, 54°S, 58°M 
    Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Tyne
    Ball: ProV1
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members  23656WRX Points: 7,520Posts: 23,656 Titanium Tees
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    Anybody ever order a custom lie from Ping? The stock wedge is a black dot. I play orange in my i200 irons. I have three black dot Glide 2.0 wedges, and I find that they tend to go left. I've been looking at the 3.0's for some time, hoping that the price would eek down, but so far no go.. If I'm going to pay retail price for them, I may as well get them custom built. Thoughts?

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    • Ping G400 Max 10.5 - Fujikura Vista Pro 65 Flex-X 44.5"
    • TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini Driver 16 - Matrix Speed RUL-Z 60 Stiff
    • Ping G400 7wd 20.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff 43"
    • Ping G400 9wd 23.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff
    • Ping G400 26 and 30 hybrids - Alta CB 70 Stiff
    • Ping i200 7-P (2 Deg Weak) Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - True Temper X95 S300
    • Ping Glide 2.0 52 SS, 56 WS, and 60 WS AWT 2.0 Wedge
    • Odyssey O-Works #7 Tank 38"
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  • buckIbuckI Members  484WRX Points: 64Handicap: 5Posts: 484 Greens
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    Yes, ordered my Glides flatter than my irons. With Ping you can even get different lies within the iron set. Very customizable.

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    Ping G400 10.5* - Ping Tour 65
    Ping G 3 Wood 14.5* - Tour stiff
    Ping i15 20/23 - UST Axivcore stiff
    Ping I25 5-pw - CFS S Cushin +1/4
    Ping Glide 52/56/60 SS
    Ping Redwood Anser - Starshot Finish
  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX  25700WRX Points: 843Handicap: GolfPosts: 25,700 Titanium Tees
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    G410 9 Degree - Accra FX 2.0
    G410 3, 5 & 9 Woods - Accra FX 2.0
    G410 4-5 Hybrids - Accra 80i
    G410 6-UW - Accra 80i
    Glide 3.0 54WS, 58WS Accra 80i
    PING Bruzer
    PING Vault 2.0 Craz-E **Backup**
    (MY HYBRIDS, IRONS & WEDGES HAVE BEEN STOLEN BY MY SON)







  • Little NedLittle Ned Members  1159WRX Points: 105Posts: 1,159 Platinum Tees
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    I’ve got a 50* GW and want a set of wedges.

    I noticed a lot of 56*/60* sets on eBay whereas something like 54*/58* or 54*/58* seems harder to find. Any reason for that? Are more people going with 56*/60*? Or is it just what’s on eBay right?

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    Ping G400 Max 10.5*
    Cobra F8 7W
    Cobra F8 4H
    Mizuno 919 Hot Metal 5-GW
    Callaway MD3 54*
    Callaway MD PM 58*
    Ping Sigma G Tyne
  • calfan36calfan36 Bay AreaMembers  276WRX Points: 108Posts: 276 Greens
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    Most people don't know the loft of their non numbered wedges. Plenty of people going 43-52-56-60 these days lol

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  • scooterhd2scooterhd2 Members  1030WRX Points: 373Handicap: 7Posts: 1,030 Platinum Tees
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    I always thought 54/58 was gaining in popularity because of stronger lofts. Alot of newer sets seem to have a set GW at 49/50. Anyway, I've got a new 52 degree Glide 3.0 that just came in the mail today. Play a 56/60 Hi Toe, and a 46* Srixon 785 PW. Hoping that fits the gaps well. Thinking a 52 Glide might produce a little higher ball speeds and act like a 50 degree blade wedge on a full swing, Need to hit decent number on 3/4 and 1/2 swing as well, because I am not in love with the Hi Toes on full swings. I am a bit worried about the weight, as I went with the stock shaft so that I could get it in hand right away. We'll see how it goes. Might be reshafting soon or breaking out some lead tape.

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    Ping G410+ 9*, Tensei Pro Orange

    Adams XTD Ti 17*, Fubuki

    Apex 20*, AD DI 85

    Srixon U85 23*, AD DI 95

    Srixon 585 5-6, Nippon 120

    Srixon 785 7-PW, Nippon 120

    Ping Glide 3.0 52*, Nippon 120

    TM Hi Toe 56*&60*, Nippon 120

    Evnroll ER3

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  • MinaretsMinarets Nashville, TNMembers  4525WRX Points: 312Posts: 4,525 Titanium Tees
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    have a 50° and 54° Glide. Love them. Have a 60° big foot that I'll sometimes love and sometimes like.

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    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 10.5*
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-PW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 50*, 54*, Taylormade Bigfoot Hi-Toe 60*
    Putter: Ping Vault 2.0 Ketcsh (solid black)  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green) (something new is coming, cant decide.)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-X
  • Little NedLittle Ned Members  1159WRX Points: 105Posts: 1,159 Platinum Tees
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    Anyone using a 54/60 combo with their 50* GW?

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    Ping G400 Max 10.5*
    Cobra F8 7W
    Cobra F8 4H
    Mizuno 919 Hot Metal 5-GW
    Callaway MD3 54*
    Callaway MD PM 58*
    Ping Sigma G Tyne
  • Twin2LTwin2L Members  383WRX Points: 257Handicap: 12Posts: 383 Greens
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    I play the 54* & 60* Eye 2’s and have a 50* GW. Prior to these Glide 3.0’s I had the 2.0 Stealths in 54*SS and 58*ES. I realized the lob wedge was more specialty use, so I chose the 60* in the 3.0.

    I prefer the 54* for most shots 100 yards and in. While I tend to control spin or check up the 54* pretty well, the 60* is called on for short sided pitches, 60-80 yard shots especially front pins and most sand shots. The Eye2 60* is the most consistent and easiest lob wedge I’ve ever hit.

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    It matters not what others call you. What you choose to answer to identifies who you are.


    Wishon 919THI  11* S2S Black 65 S
    Wishon 929HS  14* S2S White S
    Wishon 775HS   21* S2S Black Hybrids S
    Wishon 575MMC Forged 4-A Superlight steel S
    PING Glide 3.0 Eye2  54* & 60*
    Wishon S2R #1 milled face putter
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    I may change out the 54* Eye2 for an SS grind, but I am very confident this 60* Eye2 stays in the bag for a long time. I’ve enjoyed other 58 and 60 degree wedges, but only a Wishon 58* Micro Tour (no longer available) remains in a back up bag. For me, this 60* Eye2 is legit and stays in the bag. It doesn’t require a lot of manipulation opening the face, etc. to hit the desired shot. FWIW, they are both shafted with the Z-115 PING shaft made by Nippon. I was not sure how it would work, based on all the comments I had read about it being light, but I’m a fan. Swing weight and length were almost dead on listed spec. YMMV.

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    Wishon 919THI  11* S2S Black 65 S
    Wishon 929HS  14* S2S White S
    Wishon 775HS   21* S2S Black Hybrids S
    Wishon 575MMC Forged 4-A Superlight steel S
    PING Glide 3.0 Eye2  54* & 60*
    Wishon S2R #1 milled face putter
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  • scooterhd2scooterhd2 Members  1030WRX Points: 373Handicap: 7Posts: 1,030 Platinum Tees
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    Yeah after one range session and a chipping session with my glide 52, it's way too light. Wouldn;t have ordered the stock shaft under normal circumstances. Wondering if a Modus 120x shaft will solve the issue, or if I need lead tape as well. Maybe should have gone RTX.

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    Ping G410+ 9*, Tensei Pro Orange

    Adams XTD Ti 17*, Fubuki

    Apex 20*, AD DI 85

    Srixon U85 23*, AD DI 95

    Srixon 585 5-6, Nippon 120

    Srixon 785 7-PW, Nippon 120

    Ping Glide 3.0 52*, Nippon 120

    TM Hi Toe 56*&60*, Nippon 120

    Evnroll ER3

  • NailedItNailedIt Members  122WRX Points: 103Handicap: 4.4Posts: 122 Fairways
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    Just an FYI for those asking about DG TI shafts, Carl’s Golfland has the option of both the standard TI and the 120 TI available under there custom options drop down spec selector on their website.

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  • Little NedLittle Ned Members  1159WRX Points: 105Posts: 1,159 Platinum Tees
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    Why does the Eye2 grind have less bounce than the SS? For example, a 54* Eye2 has 10* of bounce whereas a 54* SS has 12*.

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    Ping G400 Max 10.5*
    Cobra F8 7W
    Cobra F8 4H
    Mizuno 919 Hot Metal 5-GW
    Callaway MD3 54*
    Callaway MD PM 58*
    Ping Sigma G Tyne
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USAMembers  7364WRX Points: 1,422Handicap: 7Posts: 7,364 Titanium Tees
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    If you look closely at Pings specs, you'll see they're referring to "effective bounce." The actual bounce angle is not what they're measuring, but instead they're attempting to incorporate the width of the sole into the effective bounce number. The Eye2 Grind has some trailing edge relief that narrows the part of the sole that will impact turf/sand, giving it less effective bounce.

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    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver:  Cobra King LTD, Aldila ProtoPype 80x, 43.5"
    3w:  Cobra King LTD, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 42"
    3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, DGS400
    3-PW:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300
    GW:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS300
    Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.25"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Professional, or 50 Elite... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    Sometimes carry 1-SW Golden Ram Tour Grinds w/Dynamic S or 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5
    Also sometimes swap in old school woods at top of bag, various Golden Ram, MacGregor, or Orlimar persimmons
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  • Little NedLittle Ned Members  1159WRX Points: 105Posts: 1,159 Platinum Tees
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    So I read this WRX article on effective bounce. So if I understand correctly, if have a shallow angle of attack, I would want an SS grind on 54* or 56* right? And should an Eye2 be fine in a 60*?


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    Ping G400 Max 10.5*
    Cobra F8 7W
    Cobra F8 4H
    Mizuno 919 Hot Metal 5-GW
    Callaway MD3 54*
    Callaway MD PM 58*
    Ping Sigma G Tyne
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    I'm not an expert, just another forumite, but I would think you're on the right track.

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    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver:  Cobra King LTD, Aldila ProtoPype 80x, 43.5"
    3w:  Cobra King LTD, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 42"
    3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, DGS400
    3-PW:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300
    GW:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS300
    Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.25"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Professional, or 50 Elite... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    Sometimes carry 1-SW Golden Ram Tour Grinds w/Dynamic S or 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5
    Also sometimes swap in old school woods at top of bag, various Golden Ram, MacGregor, or Orlimar persimmons
  • JakeW13JakeW13 Members  123WRX Points: 140Handicap: 4.1Posts: 123 Fairways
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    Played a round in the rain yesterday and realized how important preserving spin in wet conditions is going to be if I plan to play competitive rounds of golf. Can anyone in this thread comment on Ping's Glide Forged wedges vs the Glide 3.0 in terms of performance in wet conditions? I prefer the more traditional shape of the glide forged but all of the Youtube reviews and tests (such as the one done here by TXG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKpw4b6CWp8&feature=emb_title) only show the Glide 3.0.


    Do the Glide Forged match the performance of the 3.0 in this category? Are there any other distinct advantages of the 3.0 vs the forged than anyone who has played both have experienced?

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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus, 9 Degrees Flat setting, Weight in Toe, Accra TZ5 65 M5
    FW: Titleist TS2 3W, 15 Degrees, Graphite Design Tour AD Blue 75 X
    3 Iron: Taylormade P790s, Nippon Pro Modus Tour 105S
    4-PW: Ping Blueprint, Red Dot Power Spec, DG 120 S300
    50: Cleveland RTX DG S400
    56&60: Callaway MD3
    Putter: Taylormade Spider X Navy 34"
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (2019)
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  • mgfish23mgfish23 Minnesota Members  8WRX Points: 11Handicap: 10Posts: 8 Bunkers
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    I know the old JZ and zz65 shafts with cushin inserts aren’t available any longer. Does the AWT 2.0 have an option for this? Can I just have them put the cushin in anything (such as ns pro modus)

    i had a set of Becu isi with all the wedges that I would like to re create in the 3.0 eye soles.

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