I have a few different Taylormade ATV wedges (52 & 60 degree models). They feel great, look appealing, and are highly recommended. I have lots of wedges including wedges (PW and AW) that are from my iron set and also have a 52 & 58 wedges that are the old TM wedges, I think they are called the XFT?
Since I'm relatively new to the game I am not that particular about the amount of bounce in a wedge and things like that. The ATV wedges do not have bounce adjustments, you buy them as is. The problem that I have with the ATV wedges is that sometime they "scalp" the ground where as the XFT wedges have a nicer bounce to them that I can feel when hitting shots around the green. They never seem to scalp the ground at all.
The first thing I thought is that it's a ball first contact issue but I know now that this is not the problem because even when I hit the ball first with the ATV wedge after the the club first makes contact with the turf it acts almost as a knife.
Has anyone else had this issue with the ATV wedges? I guess for now I will play the used XFT wedges that I obtained but I'm not sure what to do in the future.....is this a bounce issue? If so then how do I get around this considering that TM does not allow you to purchase different lofts in their current wedges?