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SPOTTED: Bubba Watson is gaming new Ping Glide Forged wedges

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Purveyors of cast irons and wedges that the company is, it’s surprising to see a forged offering from Ping. Indeed, it hasn’t happened since, what, Ping Anser irons in 2012?

Yet that’s exactly what PGATour.com’s Jonathan Wall spotted (and tweeted about) in Bubba Watson’s bag at The Memorial Tournament.

Behold: Pint Glide Forged wedges.

Per Wall’s tweet, Watson is continuing his traditional 52-56-60 wedge setup.

Watson has historically played a cast wedge, most recently gaming three Ping Glide 2.0 wedges (52-12 SS, 56-12 SS, 60-06 TS).

(Photo credit: Jonathan Wall)

(Photo credit: Jonathan Wall)

Interestingly, if the bounce numbers on Watson’s new wedges are correct, he’s playing a different amount of bounce in all three wedges. (switching from 52-12, 56-12, 60-06 to 52-10, 56-10, 60-08)

It’s unclear whether Watson is continuing to play True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts in the clubs.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the new wedges in the forums.

 

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  1. Jerry

    Jun 2, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I think the Glide 2.0 have great feel off the ball, just a little bit light – it’s possible the forging will give it a more dense, solid feel. Let’s hope.

  2. Tommy

    Jun 1, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    These will go with the new i500’s. They’ll be going for total dedication from a lot of us. I can see a lot of bags going with 11 or 12 Ping clubs soon. These look original and awesome. I’ll definitely be buying.

    • ogo

      Jun 3, 2018 at 1:35 am

      This message sent from Scotsdale, AZ… the Home of Ping … 😉

  3. Mizzle Fizzle

    Jun 1, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Them look good, tho.

    • ogo

      Jun 1, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      Wunder if they are just ‘coin’ forged on the surface only… and plain ol’ cast iron on the inside… golfers are gullible …. 😮

      • Man

        Jun 2, 2018 at 2:58 am

        Nobody cares how you wonder about the place aimlessly

        • The dude

          Jun 2, 2018 at 9:15 am

          @2:58 am…I “wonder” how many jack & cokes you had to write that eloquent post…..

          • Noonan

            Jun 2, 2018 at 10:37 am

            You’re too dumb to realize it wasn’t 2:58am where it was posted

        • ogo

          Jun 3, 2018 at 1:32 am

          … and I ‘wander’ while I ‘wonder’… 😮

  4. Fnar

    Jun 1, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    WTF Ping.
    Why do this all the time, telling people they couldn’t tell the difference between forged and cast carbon. And they go do this.
    Duh

    • ogo

      Jun 1, 2018 at 10:27 pm

      Mehbe it’s cause they can bend the forged hosel more than the double-annealed cast iron hosel…. particularly for the wedges… ya think?!!

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Justin Thomas’ WITB for course-record 61 at Medinah

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana BF 60TX

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3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

5-wood: Titleist 915FD (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4), Titleist 718 MB
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 (46, 52, 56 degrees), Vokey Design SM6 (60 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Photo via Vokey wedge rep Aaron Dill

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best ball for players with slower swing speeds?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from ghoul31 who created a thread dedicated to finding the ideal golf ball for players with slower swing speeds. Our members have their say on what is the ball most suited to slower swing speeds, with a variety of models receiving a mention.

Here are a few posts from the thread but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Hogan9: “My SS is 80 to 85. I play the Titleist AVX. Many people on these forums tell it’s wrong for me. I’ve tried several brands and types over the last year ( Pro-V-1 and 1X, Cally Supersoft and Chrome Soft, TM TP5X, Wilson Duo Soft and the Snell MTB. The AVX gives me the best overall performance for my game. I’ve had to slightly adjust to how it reacts on chips and pitches, but the extra distance off the tee is well worth it. “
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  • Kmac: “My SS is right around 95-100, and I find the QST to the perfect for my game. I will also play the AVX or Chrome Soft Truvis. But for the money, nothing beats the QST.”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Single length irons stunting development?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from rbark11 who has sparked an interesting debate over single length irons in our forums. Rbark11 has been playing single length irons for the past seven months, and he is concerned that he may have issues changing back to regular length irons. Our members give their take on the matter, as well as discussing single length irons in general.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • mcs4: “No, it will not. Both my father and I are currently playing Cobra One Length irons after decades of playing variable length irons. It took both of us maybe a few rounds to feel comfortable with the switch. This weekend I played a round with my old irons, and it was different but not a big deal. My opinion is that there are pros and cons with each approach, but I don’t think picking one will make any particular negative impact on your ability to later switch to the other.”
  • Quadra: “I’ve played both. Right now I am back to VL clubs ( Wishon 560 irons). Find VL gives me more shot-making options. With uneven lies, especially with the ball above or below foot level, the shot seems easier with a more upright or flatter lie, rather than trying to manipulate a shot from clubs with only a single length/lie. VL = more shot possibilities.”
  • Aucaveman: “I played Cobra ftbo for a year. Shot my best scores ever. Our club switched to Mizuno exclusively, so I had my first real fitting. I switched to the 919 forged and had to sell the Cobras to fund the mizunos. Really wished I hadn’t. I really liked the Cobras. The shafts in the Mizuno’s are better suited for me but had I put the same shafts in the Cobras; I’d prob been better off. At some point, I’ll prob do it and go back to one lengths. I was perusing eBay yesterday actually.”
  • Brandons68: “I think that the consistency you gain from SL irons is pretty great. I have not played them personally, but have talked to several people that have, and they really like the feel of the irons and the fact that they swing every iron the same because they are all the same length.”

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