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Ping Glide 3.0 Appreciation Thread

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  • TheGolfingRealtorTheGolfingRealtor Members, Paid BST  116WRX Points: 42Posts: 116 Fairways
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    When did they stop with the JZ and Z-Z65 shafts?

    To answer you question, you can get cushin in the AWT 2.0.

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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members  23656WRX Points: 7,520Posts: 23,656 Titanium Tees
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    The Z-Z65 shaft w/ Cushin is a $5 upgrade when the club is custom ordered.

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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"
  • jabwind51jabwind51 NJMembers  276WRX Points: 148Posts: 276 Greens
    Joined:  edited May 20, 2020 10:31pm #184

    I finally had a true appreciation moment with my 60 degree Glide 3.0 Eye 2.


    I had a tight fairway lie, 82 yards away, into 5 mph wind, with a back pin 6 feet from the fringe/fairway collection area. I hit a full 60 degree shot and the ball flew the green by 2 feet into the fringe/fairway collection area and I immediately thought **** why did I do that...but then the ball spun back all the way through the several feet of fringe/fairway leaving me 10 feet up the hill which I made for par 👍


    I have been hitting these wedges so many times into a net and I thought they must have worn grooves by now. But nope!

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  • pkshooterpkshooter Members  1596WRX Points: 73Handicap: 6Posts: 1,596 Platinum Tees
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    Just picked up the Glide 3.0 Eye 54* and 58* wedges after playing the original Glide 54* ss and 58* es for several years. Have one practice session and one round under my belt with the new wedges. Very happy with the change. Much better spin. I’m not a good bunker player. Dropped 20 balls in a fairly deep practice bunker. Hit 20/20 out of the bunker. First hole on the course had 80 yds to pin. Hit the 54 a bit fat and came up a few feet short of the green. Hit a pitch with the 58 and holed it for a birdie. Several nice 1/2 to 3/4 shots with the 54 on the course.

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    Ping G410 9* Alta CB
    Ping G410 15* Alta CB
    Ping G410 19* Hybrid Alta CB
    Ping G25 23* Hybrid TFC Stiff
    Ping G 5-UW N.S. Pro Modus3 105
    Ping Glide 3.0 Eye 54*, 58*ES
    Ping Anser Milled
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  • Arlin964Arlin964 Members  197WRX Points: 80Handicap: 14Posts: 197 Fairways
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    I'd love to hear more about your experience with the two grinds (SS and Eye2) and where you find them best to use. I'm currently testing 54SS and 60Eye2. I usually use my most lofted club to do my chipping around the green, but I'm finding that I'm inconsistent with the Eye2 with 8* bounce. Some chunks, some short, some way long if I deloft too much.

    I like the Monte "use the bounce" technique for chipping/pitching, and I seem to have a hard time with the 60 Eye2 with that method. I'm now debating if I should use the 60 only for bunkers, and the 54 for all my greenside work (unless magic is needed). I'm also debating whether it'd be better to switch my 54 to Eye2 and get a 60SS. I assume the 60SS would be a bit more forgiving with the extra bounce on chips, and then my 54Eye2 is a dedicated full shot/bunker club only.

    I know that this is really on me to determine my own wedge strategy, but I'm curious about your experience since you've had both grinds in the 54.

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    Ping G410+
    Ping G410 3W
    Ping G410 3H
    Titleist T300 4-7
    Titleist T200 8-GW
    Ping Glide 3.0 54SS & 60 Eye2
    Odyssey Stroke Lab 2Ball Fang
  • pkshooterpkshooter Members  1596WRX Points: 73Handicap: 6Posts: 1,596 Platinum Tees
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    Boiler Up! I typically use my 54 for approach shots 85 yds (full swing) and under. For pitch shots I typically use my 54 if I have green to work with and want a bit of run out. For shots with little green to work with or I need to stop more quickly I’ll use my 58. I use my 58 for most bunker shots unless it is a longer bunker shot with no lip to worry about.

    I haven’t practiced or played nearly enough with the Glide 3.0s to give a complete picture, but I can give some initial impressions. The Eye2 grind seems much better out of the sand for me than my SS and ES grinds were. I noticed on the practice area that I was digging multiple times on wet, soft tight lies using the 58 Eye2 and I didn’t typically have this on my old 58 ES. I chalk that up mainly to needing more time with the club. I think it is easier to open the face on the Eye2 than the SS and ES were. Visually the squared heigh toe is very different than the more traditional shape from the original glide.

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    Ping G410 9* Alta CB
    Ping G410 15* Alta CB
    Ping G410 19* Hybrid Alta CB
    Ping G25 23* Hybrid TFC Stiff
    Ping G 5-UW N.S. Pro Modus3 105
    Ping Glide 3.0 Eye 54*, 58*ES
    Ping Anser Milled
    WITB Link
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  • Arlin964Arlin964 Members  197WRX Points: 80Handicap: 14Posts: 197 Fairways
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    @pkshooter nice avatar!

    I think before I start testing new clubs I’ll give myself some time using the 54SS a chance as my main chipping club and relying on the 60eye2 only when necessary.

    I played 5 holes yesterday before a storm rolled in. 3 of those I had a chance to chip with the 54 and I have to say it worked well for me.

    thanks for the insight!

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    Ping G410+
    Ping G410 3W
    Ping G410 3H
    Titleist T300 4-7
    Titleist T200 8-GW
    Ping Glide 3.0 54SS & 60 Eye2
    Odyssey Stroke Lab 2Ball Fang
  • DayjobdaveDayjobdave Members  105WRX Points: 49Posts: 105 Fairways
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    I’m playing a 50 and 54 SS as well as a 58 eye2. Loving the 50 and 54 in all circumstances. The Eye2 is really interesting. I haven’t figured out how to use it on a tight lie or medium rough at all, as I’m either digging or skulling, but it is flatly the best sand club I have ever used.

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  • Twin2LTwin2L Members  383WRX Points: 257Handicap: 12Posts: 383 Greens
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    Today I ordered a 54* Glide 3.0 SS. I have been playing the 54* and 60* Eye2 grind, For chipping around the green where I primarily use the 54* I was more comfortable and performed better with the SS grind when I had the Stealth 2.0. Ironically, I really like the Eye2 grind for the 60*. It is perfect for bunkers, hop and stop pitches and short sided shots. For me, the different grinds seem to work better. Really looking forward to getting the SS 54 on the course.

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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
  • Twin2LTwin2L Members  383WRX Points: 257Handicap: 12Posts: 383 Greens
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    FINALLY got the Glide3 54* SS in play Sunday. The range was closed, so on the course with it having never hit a shot. I wasn’t perfect with it, (hit an approach heavy and left it short of the green), but I am loving it for pitches and chipping. It earned 4 “gimme’s” and lead to only 27 putts.

    I like both the SS and Eye2 (54*) for full and partial shots. For near the green, my eye simply favors the SS. It just feels a tad more versatile for me. Easier than most others I have used to play a “release” or a “stopper”.

    PING surely has made me a believer in their wedges.

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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
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members  23656WRX Points: 7,520Posts: 23,656 Titanium Tees
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    Any thoughts as to when the 3.0's must see a price discount? My poor 2.0's have over 150 rounds on them, and the grooves are pretty much toast.

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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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  • Twin2LTwin2L Members  383WRX Points: 257Handicap: 12Posts: 383 Greens
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    They’ve only been out for about a year and with new releases delayed due to the plague, it may well be a while. New releases are typically 18 months to 2 years.

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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
  • pingplayerpingplayer Members  159WRX Points: 76Posts: 159 Fairways
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    I would like to tell you that this wedges are really good and very forgiving. I've been playing them for about a month or so. To tell you a little history, had 85 yards to the flag on a very, dry and bad looking lie, pulled out my 60 degrees Glide 3.0, of course didn't hit the shot the way i wanted, get into the car and drove for the front bunker, no ball there...asked my group "where is my ball ?' they looked at me like was kidding, it was 2 feet from the hole. With my old wedges i'm pretty sure that ball would be in the bunker.

    Try them, they are good.

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  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, IllinoisMembers  6537WRX Points: 1,772Handicap: 8Posts: 6,537 Titanium Tees
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    My 50 degree 3.0 is the only club in my bag that I can call a "can't miss"club.

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    Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
    Titleist 818 H2 19 Hybrid
    Ping Anser 23 Hybrid
    Ping Anser 27 Hybrid
    Wilson Staff MB's 6-PW
    Ping Glide 3.0 50*
    Ping, Glide 54,58ES Wedge
    Bettenardi Studio Stock #3 F.I.T.
    Snell MTB 


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  • Hougz79Hougz79 Members  478WRX Points: 144Posts: 478 Greens
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    After reshafting to a heavier shaft this winter, I am amazed so far. About 30 rounds into the season with a 54/58 combo and I am floored with performance. Very stellar club.

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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)

  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29866WRX Points: 2,849Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,866 Titanium Tees
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    The Eye2 is great.....it's really a modernized version of the old classic. Maintains some of that old weird shape but the edges are softened a bit and it looks more "modern"

    It's like a diet coke version of the original

    I really love it though. I'm getting a lot of spin, more than i got with my Callaway wedges....and it is still SUPER playable off various lies and a total winner in bunkers, as the original was

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    Ping G400 Max 10 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Ping G410 LST 14.5 w/ Ping Tour 75
    Ping G400 Crossover 20 w/KBS Tour Proto Hybrid
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 60 w/S300
    Deschamps Blade 375 gram
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  • reider69reider69 Members  662WRX Points: 125Handicap: golfPosts: 662 Golden Tee
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    My friend just went in for a fitting for new wedges and tried the Ping 3.0s and the CBX 2.0. He walked away with the Clevelands as he said he felt the Pings were too heavy. I play Glide 2.0s and tried his new Clevelands and agree that the swingweights were very different with the Pings being much heavier. I like the heavier feel in my wedges but he did not. His Clevelands do look great over the ball and are very forgiving. Can't go wrong with either choice imo.

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    Cobra BioCell+ - Matrix Ozik Red Tie 6Q3 X
    Taylor Made M3 2 Hybrid, Matrix X stiff shaff
    Cobra BioCell 3-4 Hybrid - Aldila Rogue Black 85 X
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged G-4, KBS C Taper Lite X
    Ping Glide Stealth 2.0 - 54 and 58 - Modus 105X
    Odyssey Metal X Milled #7
  • freddi22clfreddi22cl Members  23WRX Points: 23Posts: 23 Bunkers
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    i had convinced myself on the Ping 3.0s. Just a beauty of a club! But CBX 2's won- ****, its a game changer for mid/higher handicappers. Great feel and spin too!!

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  • KazfuryKazfury Members  25WRX Points: 14Posts: 25 Bunkers
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    For all glide 3.0 users, are you able to tell that the hydropearl finish keeps the spin when the ball is wet?

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  • Twin2LTwin2L Members  383WRX Points: 257Handicap: 12Posts: 383 Greens
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    I have found the spin control quite good with a wet ball. This morning for example I journeyed out with the "dew crew". No problem with spin. The greens being wet didn't want to hold much, but the ball was holding the green just fine on approaches and pitches were checking pretty well too.

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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
  • KazfuryKazfury Members  25WRX Points: 14Posts: 25 Bunkers
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    Does anyone have regrets buying the 3.0 eye 2s instead of a traditional Glide 3.0 wedge?

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  • Twin2LTwin2L Members  383WRX Points: 257Handicap: 12Posts: 383 Greens
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    I started with the Eye2 in 54 and 60. I really like them. I struggled a bit with the 54 for chipping around the green and opted to get the 54 in SS grind for familiarity. I find it a bit more versatile. I really like the 60 Eye2 and it stays.

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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
  • KazfuryKazfury Members  25WRX Points: 14Posts: 25 Bunkers
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    What was it about the eye2 that made you struggle?

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  • Twin2LTwin2L Members  383WRX Points: 257Handicap: 12Posts: 383 Greens
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    I wasn't ignoring your question, but I really needed to think about it. As I said earlier, I like the Eye2 for full and partial shots and even like the way it looks behind the ball after only a short time using them. I realized Sunday while playing that I think it may be just the lie angle. My 54* SS is blue lie (1* upright) and fits more naturally when I stand over chips near the green. It never occurred to me to check the lie on the Eye2. I did know that when I played it, I needed to be more conscious of keeping my hands low. Especially if I wanted to open it up.

    Ironically, with the Eye2 I learned a new technique of chipping with the heel elevated and using the toe end of the club. Interesting and never seemed to leave one short because because I caught it heavy. I think there are times when this will be a good shot to have in the bag.

    Now I'm on the fence as to whether I want to adjust the lie on the Eye2.

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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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