By: James Colgan
These wedges helped Joaquin Niemann glide to a record week at the Genesis Invitational.
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Joaquin Niemann glided to victory on Sunday at the Genesis Invitational, and according to Ping’s engineers, that was entirely by design.
The 23-year-old Chilean conquered Riviera Country Club — long one of the PGA Tour’s trickiest setups — with ease en route to his second career PGA Tour victory, a two-stroke win that read more like a wire-to-wire thumping (just the second in Riv history, next to only Charlie Sifford). Niemann’s was an effort tournament host Tiger Woods must have found endearing, if not familiar; it was easy dominance, with no spoilage of cracks nor weaknesses.
Riviera is tough for pros because of its narrowness. Its greens are postage stamps. Kikuyu grass and sloping bunkers gobble mishits and careless efforts. Only the smart, the calculated, the cool survive.
It was these conditions that Ping thought about when crafting its Glide 3.0 wedges, which were in Niemann’s bag for the entirety of his win at the Genesis. When the Glide 3.0 first debuted professionally back in 2021, its aim was simple: provide top-level forgiveness without sacrificing an ounce of performance.
With the Glide 3.0, Ping’s engineers completely overhauled the design, focusing on providing increased spin, extra-soft feel, and of course, high levels of forgiveness. To do this, they inserted larger Cutom Tuning Port inserts behind the head and back cavities for extra spin and improved trajectory. With a series of different head options, there’s a selection for every type of player, from Tour-winner all the way down to high-handicap.
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Ping Glide 3.0 Wedge
Save shots in the scoring zone with the Glide 3.0 Wedge. The tour-proven wedge is designed with a rounded head profile, tapered hosel and more offset to create higher spin, enhanced feel and incredible control. Loft-specific Precision Milled Grooves optimize ball interaction at impact for improved spin and trajectory control. Multiple bounce angle offerings allow golfers to select the perfect configuration to match typical divot depth and playing conditions for personalized results. The HydroPearl Chrome 2.0 club head finish repels water and creates a classic look while further enhancing turf interaction.
James Colgan is an assistant editor at GOLF, contributing stories for the website and magazine on a broad range of topics. He writes the Hot Mic, GOLF’s weekly media column, and utilizes his broadcast experience across the brand’s social media and video platforms. A 2019 graduate of Syracuse University, James — and evidently, his golf game — is still defrosting from four years in the snow, during which time he cut his teeth at NFL Films, CBS News and Fox Sports. Prior to joining GOLF, James was a caddie scholarship recipient (and astute looper) on Long Island, where he is from.