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FULL DETAILS: Ping s159 Wedges

By admin May22,2024

Ping have introduced their brand new s159 wedges, featuring all-new fitting software and technologies to give golfer more spin and control into and around the greens.

Ping s159 Wedge

The brand have carried out extensive testing with Ping’s tour players to help create a wedge that will appeal to golfers of all abilities. The 8620 carbon steel head has been given a straighter leading edge compared to previous generations of Ping wedges, which is said to be more beneficial on fuller shots.

An elastomer insert behind the head adds to the soft, responsive feel, while a compact head shape has an improved hosel transition with ‘constant offset’ to better blend into Ping’s new Blueprint S and Blueprint T irons.

Ping s159 Wedge

The wedges are available in two different finishes – either Hydropearl 2.0 chrome or Midnight – with a whopping 25 different loft and grind combinations.

Ping have also included wheel-cut grooves which are precision milled for more consistency, helping to minimise variations in spin in different conditions to give golfers better control over the ball.

The higher lofted 54-62 degree wedges have more tightly spaced MicroMax grooves, while the 46-52 degree wedges are milled for better control on fuller shots.

New for this year is the introduction of a WebFit Wedge app, which Ping says provides golfers with a quick and easy to way to find a wedge which is best suited to their game.

Ping s159 Wedge

Golfers are asked a number of questions about their short game, including usual playing conditions and techniques, and are given two recommendations on grind. They can then take this to a fitter who can help to fine-tune the specs of the wedge.

Ping s159 Wedge

In total there are six grinds available in the s159 wedge, including two new additions:

  • New H or Half-Moon Grind: A shot-saving option for golfers with steeper angles of attack, who like to manipulate the handle and play with more versatility. It’s best suited to softer conditions and available from 54 to 60 degrees.

  • New B Grind: For those with a shallow angle of attack and more neutral face delivery, the new B grind is a low bounce design which sits lower on the ground for square-faced shots, using sole width to provide forgiveness in firmer conditions. It’s available in 58 or 60 degrees.

  • T Grind: This is the most versatile option, allowing golfers to manipulate the face for shot-making precision around the green. Ideal for medium to firm turf conditions, and available in 58, 60 and a new tour-inspired 62 degrees.

  • W Grind: Maximum forgiveness through the turf, working best for a steep angle of attack with handle lean, as well as players who want the look of a specialist wedge but might need a little more forgiveness. Available from 54 to 60 degrees.

  • E or Eye-2 Grind: The optimal club for getting out of bunkers, modelled on the iconic design which has been used for more than 40 years. Features relatively low bounce on square or open face shots, and available from 54 to 60 degrees.

  • S Grind: Suited to a wide variety of conditions and techniques. Designed with plenty of bounce in the mid-section to play full shots, and provides greenside versatility thanks to heel and trail edge relief. Available from 46 to 60 degrees.

Ping s159 Wedge

The new Ping s159 Wedges are available for custom fitting and pre-sale now at an RRP of £175 for steel shafts, and £185 for graphite shafts.

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