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Peter 

New Jersey

2.1 handicap

Strengths: creativity, flop shots, chipping from fringe and just off green

Weaknesses: trajectory control on mid range wedge shots, distance control -lack of practice time

Specs from Ping Website: 

Glide 2.0  - lofts 50-54-58

Green Dot

XP 95 Shaft - s300 +0.5"

Dyla-wedge Grip

White Grip code

 

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Jeff Moore

Good Hope, Il.

Strengths: half to  full wedge shots, high flighted

Weaknesses: Chipping and adjusting flighting from 40 yards in.

Yellow Dot +.25

XP95 shaft, R300 flex 

White Dyla wedge grip

60/SS, 54/ss, 46/ss

 

I would love the opportunity to work with a fitted set of wedges and develop more consistency in my short game. Thanks for your consideration.

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Paul

Louisiana

Wedge strengths: full shots

Wedge weakness: touch shots around the greens

48* TS, 52* TS, 56* ES

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Drew Laake

Colorado Springs, CO

Strengths: Most parts of my short game

Weaknesses: One thing I could get better at is judging bump and runs, I typically do not hit these shots

50- SS

55- SS (I can bend this myself if necessary)

60- TS

New to the forum! I pride myself on my short game and I need to be able to execute all the shots! Very interested in getting more accustomed to the forum and new wedges would be awesome!

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Jeff
 
 
 
 
Woodbridge, VA
 
 
 
 
Strengths: chipping
 
 
 
 
Weakness: Sand, flighted shots from 80 - 120 yds
 
 
 
 
Model
 
Glide 2.0â„¢ 50SS, 54SS, 58SS

 

Color Code
 
White
Shaft
 
N.S. Pro Modus3 105
Flex
 
Stiff
Length
 
+0.25"
Grip
 
Dyla-wedge
Grip Color Code
 
Gold

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Lee

Shelby Township (Detroit), MI

 

Strengths: Bump & Run, and flop shots

Weaknesses: Sand saves and getting spin on very short green side chips

 

Specs: 52° SS, 56° SS, 60° ES - All shafts Ping CFS R70 with Dyla Wedge grips

 

I currently play 52° and 58° Glides with CFS shafts. Love them! Have also played them with KBS Tour Stiff. I certainly can tell the differences in these heads, and shafts with my experience playing them. Looking forward to the opportunity!

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Aubrey

Berwyn, PA

Strengths: the 1/2 swing knock down from 50-75 yards.

Weakness: spin control on full swings and the flop.

I am a Green Dot, +1/2", PXi 5.5 with orange grips. Current gapping is 50/56/60

 

Sent from my LGLS990 using MyGolfSpy mobile app

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Matt Osterhout

Canton, MI 48188

 

Strengths: Easy Chips and Pitches

Weaknesses: Hard Chips and Pitches.  :P

 

Black Dot - 50 SS, 54SS, 60WS all with KBS Tour S Shafts

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Straka

 

Pennsylvania

 

Very accurate with running low chips shots to the hole. 

 

Weakness controlling distance on longer shots from bunkers.

 

60 degree ES model

54 degree Es model

46 degree ES model

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Ron

Hampton NB Canada

Strength - chip and run & weakness pitches and flops

 Glide 2.0â„¢ [50SS, 54SS & 58WS  RH]

Color Code: Yellow

Shaft: XP 95 [R300]

Length: Standard

Grip: Dyla-wedge

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I previously played the Glide 1.0 with some success and decided, for no good reason, to go back to forged Japanese steel for a bit. Short game is suffering since so this may be the right direction again. Thanks for the opportunity to serve the MGS community.


 


Name: Christopher


State: Virginia


Short game Strength: My wedge play between 60-125 yards is the part of my game I pride myself on the most. It makes up for my lack of putting and helped get me to a 3.2 handicap.


Short game Weakness: Inside 60 yard pitches and chips. I like to use the bounce of a club and I'm having a hard time finding a wedge that matches how I want to play from the conditions in my area (50% soft and wet, 50% dry and hard). To try and get my short game back on track I have even gone as far as self grinding my Vega wedges to interact with the turf on long chips and pitches. Overall this is where I lose the most strokes.


Dexterity: Right handed


 


PING Setup: I normally shaft with standard DG S400 but if chosen I would like to stay with the AWT 2.0 shaft. I hear NIPPON put this together for PING and I'm interested in the performance. The listed torque and trajectory numbers look very interesting. I also play all my wedges at the same length with 5° gaps between. I have an L/L machine and tend to tweak for gaping as needed.


  1. GAP Wedge: 52° SS bent to 51° (take some bounce out). Shaft PING AWT 2.0 (X if possible W if not) @ 36.75" length D5 swing weight. Lie bent to 62°.

  2. Sand Wedge: 56° SS. Shaft PING AWT 2.0 (X if possible W if not) @ 36.75" length D5 swing weight. Lie bent to 62°. Grip 

  3. Lob Wedge: 60 TS bent to 61° (add a little bounce). Shaft PING AWT 2.0 (X if possible W if not) @ 36.75" length D5 swing weight. Lie bent to 62°.

For grip I prefer to tape and grip myself. I build my grips up a certain way. I normally just order stock grip with 5 wraps of tape to and the same weight feel so they can get swing weight proper when building. If selected I'll give the PING Dyla-Wedge grip a go in gold with 1 wrap under left hand and 3 under right.


 


 


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Patrick

Atlanta, GA

 

I'm pretty strong greenside but real tight lies and mid range (40-70 yards) are my weaknesses.

 

54/ss 58/ss

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Eric

Knoxville Tn

Strengths-inside 100 yds from fairway or rough. Low or high shots

Weakness-bunkers

Specs: 52* SS / 56* TS / 60* ES grind

With 6.0 Project X shaft all +1 upright with 5L Cord midsize grip

 

would be comparing against Vokey SM5 wedges

Edit to add handicap : 4 hdcp

 

 

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Scott Zellmer

Ogden, Utah

Strength of Short Game - Full Wedge Shots

Weakness of Short Game - Half shots and flight consistency

 

52*,56*, 60*  KBS Stiff shafts with Ping 5L Gold Grips

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First Name: Brian


Hometown/State: Fayetteville, AR


Strength: Distance control and touch around the green


Weakness: Lack of spin control


 


PING Glide 2.0 specs: 50/SS, 54/SS, and 58/SS wedges with KBS Tour Stiff Shaft and Dyla-Wedge Grip


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Mike McFerron

Just moved to AZ from FL - so I need a wedge game overhaul!

11.8 USGA Index

 

Good sand game from good lies - tough time from gnarly green-side grass.

 

I'd like to try the Glide 2.0 configuration of 50/SS  54/ES  58/WS

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Mark Rogina

Quesnel B.C , Canada

 

My current wedges are Ping Glide 56ss & 60ss RH standard. Chipping and pitch shots are the weakest part of my game. I found my Glide wedges to be inconsistent on full shots. Have been thinking about trying another brand of wedges, the Glide 2.0 wasn't on my try list but I'd give them a try and review if i was picked.

 

50ss / 54ss / 58ss RH standard shaft

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Walt S.

McKenzie, TN

 

I carry 4 wedges other than a PW. 50* Callaway CF16 AW, Titleist 52* bent 1* weak, Callaway Mack Daddy forged 56*, Titleist SM6 58* "M" grind.

 

Strengths, anything within 50 yards in, flop shots, drop stop.

Weakness, consistent bunker play

 

Thank  You for the opportunity.

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Stratton

Los Angeles, CA

Strengths: Full wedge shots from 100-80 yards

Weaknesses: 40 yards and in

Specs: 52° SS, 56° SS, 60° ES - All shafts Ping KBS Tour Stiff

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Lionel

Birch Hills, Saskatchewan

strength: inside 30 yards

weakness: sand

Glide 2.0â„¢ [54/SS, 58/ES]

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