Jump to content

Ping Glide Wedge Eye 2 Users


JFM628
 Share

Recommended Posts

I have one that I just threw in the bag on a whim after I lost my Cleveland Zipcore.  I have a Vokey D grind on order, as I like more traditional shaped wedges.

 

 

Was previously using a T grind Vokey, which is basically opposite of the eye2 in every way.  It has a really large sole and high effective bounce.  It has some heel relief that lets you open it. It's a nice wedge and definitely better for me on my course than the Vokey T.

 

Pluses

- Out of the bunker, the Eye2 is basically cheating.  I can't imagine the Alien wedge is any easier

- Good with chips off of soft fairways

 

Downsides

- A little clunky if you are trying to hit off tight lies in firm conditions.

- The look takes getting used to.  It has a high toe, but another thing that's strange is the leading edge has a lot of curve to it.  I don't love that part of it.

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had the ping gorge wedges in 54 and 58 in standard sole configuration for a long time and went to the 54 SS and 58 eye 2 this summer. The 58 eye 2 is incredible around the green and out of the bunker. I actually find it easier to lay open on tight lies and nip it because of the grind. I find it great out of the rough and terrible lies around the green. 
 

Here is what I didn’t expect that has made me change my wedge play. Like the others have said because of that curved leading edge I find it very hard to make clean contact on a full wedge from the fairway for say a 70 to 80 yard shot. I hit it fat way too often and I’ve practiced it on the range and the results are never good enough to take to the course. So I use my 54 for those shots and only use the 58 around the green. The 58 SS in my old wedges I could square up for shots in the fairway from that yardage but I didn’t have the versatility around the green.

 

I watched a video about fitting vokey’s and all the different grind options and the fitter said you should only fit your lob wedge for around the green and use your lower lofted wedges from distance. I’ve always used the 58 for both until this summer and then just realized with the eye 2 grind it only works for me say 40 to 50 yards and closer. So I like the eye 2 grind but it changed the way I play my wedges and it’s probably the correct way to play them. I gained more options around the green but lost the longer fairway shots which is what the 54 Is supposed to do now. I hope that helps.
 

 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you haven't used it before--as has been mentioned the look is quite different from a typical wedge, even in the Glide version which is a bit softened from the original Eye2 which looked even funkier

 

it sits very low to the ground with a sharp, curved leading edge. It can be a little intimidating if you tend to chunk your chip shots

 

On full swings i'm not a huge fan. Again because it really doesn't look like a typical club. When i use the Eye2 LW i normally use my 56 for anything outside like 30yds

 

As a multi-function chipping tool--It's outstanding, picking balls off hardpan, bunker play, versatile chip shots---It's a great club.

 

  • Like 1

Callaway Mavrik 9 w/Aldila Rogue White 60 MSI130

Callaway Mavrik SZ 13 w/Aldila Rogue White 70 MSI130

Callaway Apex 2019 Hybrid w/PX Catalyst 70

PXG 0211 ST 4-GW w/ TT Elevate Tour

PXG 0311 Forged 54 and 60 w/TT Elevate Tour

Putter under NDA--I CANT SAY

Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, wingz9 said:

I had the ping gorge wedges in 54 and 58 in standard sole configuration for a long time and went to the 54 SS and 58 eye 2 this summer. The 58 eye 2 is incredible around the green and out of the bunker. I actually find it easier to lay open on tight lies and nip it because of the grind. I find it great out of the rough and terrible lies around the green. 
 

Here is what I didn’t expect that has made me change my wedge play. Like the others have said because of that curved leading edge I find it very hard to make clean contact on a full wedge from the fairway for say a 70 to 80 yard shot. I hit it fat way too often and I’ve practiced it on the range and the results are never good enough to take to the course. So I use my 54 for those shots and only use the 58 around the green. The 58 SS in my old wedges I could square up for shots in the fairway from that yardage but I didn’t have the versatility around the green.

 

I watched a video about fitting vokey’s and all the different grind options and the fitter said you should only fit your lob wedge for around the green and use your lower lofted wedges from distance. I’ve always used the 58 for both until this summer and then just realized with the eye 2 grind it only works for me say 40 to 50 yards and closer. So I like the eye 2 grind but it changed the way I play my wedges and it’s probably the correct way to play them. I gained more options around the green but lost the longer fairway shots which is what the 54 Is supposed to do now. I hope that helps.
 

 

 

I agree.  I don't like the curved leading edge on full shots or even 40-50 yard shots off the fairway.  It may be psychological, but I don't like aiming a curved leading edge on longer shot.  

 

I don't find that the leading edge is too sharp and leads to chunked chips.  If you want to chunk chips, try a Vokey T.  You will chunk like a champ.  

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, wingz9 said:

I had the ping gorge wedges in 54 and 58 in standard sole configuration for a long time and went to the 54 SS and 58 eye 2 this summer. The 58 eye 2 is incredible around the green and out of the bunker. I actually find it easier to lay open on tight lies and nip it because of the grind. I find it great out of the rough and terrible lies around the green. 
 

Here is what I didn’t expect that has made me change my wedge play. Like the others have said because of that curved leading edge I find it very hard to make clean contact on a full wedge from the fairway for say a 70 to 80 yard shot. I hit it fat way too often and I’ve practiced it on the range and the results are never good enough to take to the course. So I use my 54 for those shots and only use the 58 around the green. The 58 SS in my old wedges I could square up for shots in the fairway from that yardage but I didn’t have the versatility around the green.

 

I watched a video about fitting vokey’s and all the different grind options and the fitter said you should only fit your lob wedge for around the green and use your lower lofted wedges from distance. I’ve always used the 58 for both until this summer and then just realized with the eye 2 grind it only works for me say 40 to 50 yards and closer. So I like the eye 2 grind but it changed the way I play my wedges and it’s probably the correct way to play them. I gained more options around the green but lost the longer fairway shots which is what the 54 Is supposed to do now. I hope that helps.
 

 

I have the SS in 52° and have the Eye2 grind for both 54° and 58°. Never had an issue around the greens with tight or firm lies. I tend to play the bounce on those shots but I’ll also tip it on the toe for little chip shots. 
 

I know it’s a wedge faux pas but I love using my 58° Eye 2 for full swings. When I’m 50 and 85 yards out I’ve got the half swing for 50 and full for 85. I’m not a heavy divot taker so maybe that’s why it works for me but it’s a very confidence inspiring club from those distances. 

  • Like 1

I have 14 clubs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I’ve used eye 2  wedges for years.  Around the greens, good lies, terrible lies, flop shots, runners, one hop and stop, anything. 
 

I hit a flop shot off a green last week when the curve of the green and pin placement made putting impossible.  Did not create a divot that required fixing.


Full shots off any lie are easy.

 

My first set of clubs were Ping Eye 2’s.   So I’ve never noticed the leading edge is curved.  
 

Current index 7.1 

Retired 

Ping devotee

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have Glide 3.0 in both 55* (56 bent strong) and 60*. I can hit both full swing with confidence, the 56 is for sand and most chipping (other than chip and run), the 60 is for lob situations. I swapped shafts to Recoil Proto Wedge as everything else is graphite. The head works for me visually and I can open it up a bit but typically use it square. I’ve had Fourteen forged, earlier Glides, Mizuno and some other >54* wedges, Eye2 work best for me by far.

 

if you can’t get past the look at address though, might be a non-starter.

Edited by nostatic
  • Like 1

G400Max Xtorsion 60S | Cobra F9 3W Devo 7S | F9 3H Devo 8S

XL Halo 5H | G425 6-7H Tensei OrangeS |  Halo XL 8-DW CypherS

Glide3 Eye2 55-60 Recoil Proto W | Nova or ER2B

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm using a Glide 3.0 Eye2 in 58 to compliment the 53 WS (54 bent strong) and 46 SS.  The Eye2 is a surgeon's tool with a bit of familiarity and you can hit a lot of fun shots around the green.  I tend to play the ball slightly forward of center and try to use the bounce, so chunked shots haven't been an issue.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Have tried Glide Eye2 grind varieties multiple times at demo days (remember those?)

 

Great off zoysia, as you always have a smidgen of cushioning. Off bent grass, it can be a little testy if the lie is tight.

 

56* worked great out of bunkers, 58* a good LW consideration.

 

Similar to the Callaway MD.PM varieties which had concave U-grind sole. Glide Eye2 easier to control on distance on longer shots.

  • Like 1

What's In The Bag (Summary as of October 2021, post-MAX changeover)

 

Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5°, set 9.5°; weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Calla Mavrik MAX 5i-PW

Wedges*:  Calla MD3: 48°... MD4: 54°, 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) + Evnroll Gravity Grip

Ball: 1. Srixon Q-Star Tour / 2. Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

For details see:  Pending (need protocol to embed file list).

     * MD4 54°/10 S-Grind replaced MD3 54°/12 W-Grind.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I never really got along with them, back when I played Eye2 irons I carried Cleveland 588 wedges.  I did use the original Glide Eye2 grind in the 58 for a spell.  While the sole on that club was pretty typical of the Eye2 the shape was much more pleasing to the eye.  For me these play low bounce unless you open up and use the concavee area of the sole, which is good in sand Great for flops as the heel is ground off, and more bounce towards the middle and toe area.  Full shots were always a bit funky, and I don't like to see offset when I am laying the blade open, it messes with me visually.  Also the shaft lean you get with the offset messes with me on square faced shots where I want a vertical shaft orientation.  

I honestly don't mind bigger chunkier irons, but I like my wedges more traditional.  

 

To me they have always been a love it or hate it wedge.  

  • Like 1

Ping G400 Testing G410.  10.5 set at small -
Ping G410 3, 5 and 7 wood

Ping G410 5 hybrid-not much use.  
Mizuno JPX 921 Hot Metal. 5-G
Vokey 54.10, 2009 58.12 M, Testing TM MG2 60* TW grind and MG3 56* TW grind.  Or Ping Glide Stealth, 54,58 SS.  
Odyssey Pro #1 black
Hoofer, Ecco, Bushnell
ProV1x-mostly
 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks


×
×
  • Create New...