TaylorMade ATV

We review ten of the latest wedges and put them through the ultimate test with a Tour pro and Flightscope shot data. Who comes out on top?

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Andy Roberts and Charlie Lemay
Thu, 4 Jul 2013
TaylorMade ATV

Brand: TaylorMade
Wedge: ATV
RRP: £89
Best price: £79 
Loft: 52-degree
Lie: 64-degree
Bounce: Changes depending on club position
Length: 35.5"
Shaft: KBS Tour 90

Summary: The innovative TaylorMade ATV wedge has a unique sole design that changes the amount of bounce for different shots, meaning optimal performance from a variety of lies and surfaces. Milled grooves combine with a micro-texture face pattern to increase spin.

Appearance: Best looking wedge in the test. It’s a traditional, streamlined design that sits beautifully behind the ball. We're big fans of the red and black racing style lines in similar fashion to the yellow and black stripes of the RocketBladez irons. That alone inspires confidence. It's also unique in the sense there are three different surfaces on the sole with two thin and outside grindings and then a wider flange in the centre. Based on how you address the ball and how you set your hands, you can adjust the amount of bounce on the ATV wedge. It’s an all-in-one wedge, if you like, just like the R1 driver. 5

Feel: Pretty similar to TaylorMade’s previous xFT wedge. It's a little head heavy but the KBS Tour shaft feels stable through impact with an effortless translation through the turf. Feedback is also great on off-centre hits. 9

Performance: Hard to fault. We achieved one of the best spin rates in the test out of the 52-degree models, solid dispersion, ease of launch, solid distance and consistently pure strikes. We don’t remembering knifing one all day. 9.5

Verdict: Great looking wedge that’s easy to hit for players of all abilities. We can assure you that you’ll feel incredibly confident standing over the ball. Perfect for players who struggle with putts from long range. 23.5

Pro Verdict: A little head heavy and I’d like too see a little more variation in trajectory, but they’re the only negatives. Nice appearance and exceptional performance both from delicate chip shots around the green and outside of 100 yards. Pleasing spin rate and accurate. One of the best. 


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Andy (7 hcap)



Charlie (12 hcap)



Tom (pro)



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