Hot List

Ping

GLIDE 4.0

Hot List Gold 2022

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: The 17 options in this full-service line of wedges all benefit from a new face story. First, the grooves are milled differently depending on the loft. The lower lofts feature steeper sidewalls to more effectively channel debris on full shots, and the higher lofts (54 to 62 degrees) use a more angled wall for better performance on partial shots. A new emery blast to the face also creates more friction for increased grab and spin.

WHY WE LIKE IT: The four grinds endeavor to match a player’s swing type and the way the club meets the ground to better take advantage of that face’s technologies. This includes the bunker benefits of the E-grind, a new take on Ping’s famous Eye2 L-wedge shape and sole—a longtime favorite of golf-equipment aficionados.

Price: $208
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Ratings
Performance

45%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

Demand

5%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
Low-Handicapper

"The ligher head makes it easy to swing and launch the ball up in the air. Similar to it's forged counterpart, this club is easy to swing. Plenty of spin and I was able to control distance."

Mid-Handicapper

"Rounded leading edge provided a sort of alignment aid. Able to produce repeatable, consistent contact, made for easily controllable shots from all surfaces. Inspired confidence from each terrain."

High-Handicapper

“This is an instrument of precision. It’s an attack club from the fairway. Always know where the club is through chip shots.”

Club Specs

Lofts

17 options (46-60 degrees); 4 sole grinds; 1 finish

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