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Artisan Golf Wedges- Mike Taylor and the old "Oven" crew that made Tiger's clubs

easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a HoDetroitRules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,306 admin
edited Nov 19, 2017 in Equipment #1
Ahhh... Mike Taylor and some of the OG Oven crew from the old Nike Oven got the band back together again. Making wedges and putters to start. Instagram link... https://www.instagra.../artisangolftx/



I heard this and called Mike to see what was going on. Said they are building clubs again under a new name Artisan Golf. Made in Texas in the old Nike Oven facility. Same machines, facility and partial crew. David Franklin retired but Mike Taylor and a few others are back together.



I asked him to make me a set of gamers. I figured if he can make Tiger Woods wedges I can make them for this hack. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> I asked him under one condition... that I pay full price for them. Unfortunately he didnt tell me how much they are. Errrr. Told me he would invoice only after I received them and approved of the work.



Mike Taylor is honestly one of the nicest guys I have ever met. He always has been one of the greats.



They came yesterday. I was able to pick out everything. Grind, finish, stampings and paintfill colors. I went with Raw finish in a higher bounce (12 and 8) 56* and 52*. Asked for some heel relief to allow me to open up the 56* as well.



https://www.instagra.../artisangolftx/



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  • youngwaldoyoungwaldo NJMembers Posts: 3,218 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Those look sweet. So what was the damage on them?



    Wk
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    M5 3W TENSEI BLUE 70X
    Titleist TMB 3 Iron
    TM P730 4-PW NS Pro Tour 105X
    VOKEY SM6 Black 5208M TTDG Tour Issue S400 Black Onyx
    VOKEY SM6 Black 5608M TTDG Tour Issue S400 Black Onyx
    VOKEY SM6 Black 6008M TTDG Tour Issue S400 Black Onyx
    Scotty Cameron 
  • ago33ago33 Members Posts: 2,198 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wowza
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    Tour Edge CBX 13.5.......................................Rombax P95 X
    Tour Edge CBX 18..........................................Rombax P95 X
    Mizuno MP-18 FliHi 4,5................................DGTIX100
    Mizuno MP-25 6-9........................................DGTIX100
    Callaway MD Forged 46, 50, 56, 60........DGTIS400
    Scotty Cameron 5.5M...................................Grip Master
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolinaMembers Posts: 27,882 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Love what ive been seeing From MT and the crew!!
    Ping G410  11.2* Tensei pro OrangeV2 proto 70TX 
    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  4-PW   Modus 130X 
    Ping Glide Forged  50  54 60 s400
    Spider X Tour Armlock.  42 inch with jumbo max 17 inch  grip.   


  • swizbeatzswizbeatz Members Posts: 5,677 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Your going to be cringing walking into that first bunker shot!
    Ping/Epon/Scratch/Bettinardi WITB Link
  • youngunz5840youngunz5840 Members Posts: 2,385 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wow those look great. Nike wedges have always been my favorite. Glad the crew is together making more quality pieces
  • PreppySlapCutPreppySlapCut This is just babytown frolics... Members Posts: 6,434 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Awesome stuff.
    Ping G410+ 9* w/ Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 (X)
    Ping G 14.5* & 19.5* w/ Tour 80 (X)
    Ping G30 22* w/ Accra Kuchar Proto 85 (X)
    Ping i210 5-PW w/ Aldila RIP 115 (S)
    Ping Glide 2.0 50*, 55*, 60* w/ Aldila RIP 115 (S)
    Scotty Cameron Toolbox
  • TWshoot67TWshoot67 TWShoot67 Members Posts: 2,710 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Nov 19, 2017 #8
    They do look nice, like the finish a lot. Definitely anti-glare. Raw is always a nice option, all my Vokey wedges are raw.
    Tour Issue TM M2 2016 w/Tensi Pro Blue S60
    Cobra King LTD w/ Tour only Adila Pink graphics ATX65 R hard stepped
    Tour Issue TM M2 15* w/ Adila ATX Green S
    TM HFS 21* W GD TOUR AD di 7S
    Cobra S3 Pro's 4-PW w/ Aldila RIP Tour R hard stepped
    Cobra S3 Gap w/ Nippon 125 S
    Titleist Vokey Proto's 54*,56*,60*
    Scotty Cameron 009 SSS 350 Tiffany or
    Tour Bettinardi BB1 'H' DASS 353g
    Recent Acquisition a Scotty 009 Beached BBC #13 of 50 made, hmm decisions
    Titleist ProV1 X, TM TP X
    WITB Link
  • Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members Posts: 850 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have the feeling that these would not be kind to my wallet. Pretty wedges.
    WITB:

    *Taylormade M4 8.75* Evenflow Black HC 6.0 65g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Taylormade MG2 Matte Nippon Modus 115 54/58*
    *Taylormade Spider X-navy w/ single sightline
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • brianolson32brianolson32 Members Posts: 65 ✭✭
    I don't mean this as a personal dig at Nike or any diehard Nike fans, but maybe if Nike would have released wedges like these maybe they'd still be in the golf club business.
    Callaway Epic Sub Zero 10.5 - Fuji Pro 63x Tour Spec
    Callaway Rogue 15 - Project X HZRDUS Yellow 75 6.5
    Taylormade TP UDI 3 iron - X100 AMT Tour Issue
    Mizuno 919T 4-9- X100 AMT Tour White
    Mizuno T7 46 - X100 AMT Tour White
    Mizuno T7 50, 56, & 60 - S400 Tour Issue
    Taylormade TP Ardmore 3
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,929 ClubWRX
    Those are just clean looking. Just WOW.
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,577 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Can Artisan do the toe sweep version?
    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* NVS 75x
    Callaway GBB 5w 17.5* NVS 85x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Catalyst 70s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Apache MFS 85x
    Ping Blueprints 6i-PW DG xp115 x100 
    Ping iWedge 50* Tour Concept x100
    Vokey sm2 TVD M grind 54* & 60* DG s400 Onyx
    Scotty X7m
  • golf4fungolf4fun ClubWRX Posts: 543 ClubWRX
    I was thinking of giving the Edels a try, now I want to try these!!
  • DNice26DNice26 Members Posts: 4,155 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Would you be able to take a few quick comparison shots against a familiar brand name wedge? Would be interesting for scale, shaping etc.. Thank you!!!!



    Congrats, they look really beautiful!

    TaylorMade M6 10.5, Graphite Design 6X, 45.25"
    TaylorMade RBZ Tour Issue 18, Aldila Tour Blue 7X
    Ping G410 19 hybrid, Tensai Blue 8TX
    TayorMade P790 4 & 5 Iron, 770 6-PW, KBS C-Taper S
    TaylorMade MG 50, 54 & 58 TT S400 (Spider Man theme)

    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12, 35"

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  • brentbrent Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Gonna be some real nice stuff coming soon... just saying
  • rackemrollerrackemroller What's Up Partner Members Posts: 539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How can us mere mortals get in touch to place an order? I can't seem to find a website.
    M5 GD TP 6x or Ping G400 LST Fujikura Ventus 6x
    Nike Vapor "2 Dot" 15 Diamana W Series 7x or M5 Tour AD GP 7x
    Nike Vapor "2 Dot" 20 Diamana W Series 7x
    UDI TP 18 or 20 PXi 6.5
    Nike VR Pro 4-pw, DG 120 T.I. X100 or Ping BluePrint 4-pw, Modus 120 TX
    Artisan "MT" Raw  55 & 60
    Artisan "Texas Crude" SS Mid-Slant 0117, Artisan "Oxidado" Carbon Mid-Slant 0117, Artisan SS Mid-Slant 0117
    RZN Tour Platimum or TP5X or Tour B XS
  • easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a Ho DetroitRules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,306 admin
    youngwaldo wrote:


    Those look sweet. So what was the damage on them?



    Wk




    I said this in the original post... He told me he would only invoice me after I approved of the work. Ouch... I have no idea but knowing Mike T it will be fair.


    swizbeatz wrote:


    Your going to be cringing walking into that first bunker shot!




    That is for sure. But they will wear nicely.
  • Pure745Pure745 CPC #15 Members Posts: 11,487 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Very cool RA. Are the head shapes like the old Nike's or do these look completely different? Interested to hear your thoughts.
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  • fore_lifefore_life Swung too hard, hit it too pure. Members Posts: 10,426 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    The transition from face to hosel is a thing of beauty
    Ping G400 LST Ust Attas Earth 9f5
    M4 15* with bimatrix rocket X
    Titleist 21* H2 evenflow blue 6.5
    718 tmb 4 iron
    718 cb 5-pw amt x100 tour
    Vokeys
    Cleveland TA milled 1i


    Various other putters currently in the closet,
    thinking about what they've done wrong,
    and how they've hurt me so.
  • brentbrent Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    If you are looking to order. Contact them on instagram at the moment. I can get a little more info on how they will proceed going forward.
  • rackemrollerrackemroller What's Up Partner Members Posts: 539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    brent wrote:


    If you are looking to order. Contact them on instagram at the moment. I can get a little more info on how they will proceed going forward.




    Much appreciated.
    M5 GD TP 6x or Ping G400 LST Fujikura Ventus 6x
    Nike Vapor "2 Dot" 15 Diamana W Series 7x or M5 Tour AD GP 7x
    Nike Vapor "2 Dot" 20 Diamana W Series 7x
    UDI TP 18 or 20 PXi 6.5
    Nike VR Pro 4-pw, DG 120 T.I. X100 or Ping BluePrint 4-pw, Modus 120 TX
    Artisan "MT" Raw  55 & 60
    Artisan "Texas Crude" SS Mid-Slant 0117, Artisan "Oxidado" Carbon Mid-Slant 0117, Artisan SS Mid-Slant 0117
    RZN Tour Platimum or TP5X or Tour B XS
  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members Posts: 6,397 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    My those are nice. Clean, simple and look fantastic at address. I'd play these in a heartbeat.
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolinaMembers Posts: 27,882 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Nov 19, 2017 #23
    cardoustie wrote:


    Can Artisan do the toe sweep version?




    does a bear shat in the woods?







    seriously..i have no doubt that he can...
    Ping G410  11.2* Tensei pro OrangeV2 proto 70TX 
    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  4-PW   Modus 130X 
    Ping Glide Forged  50  54 60 s400
    Spider X Tour Armlock.  42 inch with jumbo max 17 inch  grip.   


  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,548 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Very nice. Very nice indeed.

    I take it they are forged, not cast?
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX Members Posts: 3,419 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Paint that Artisan Golf logo.



    “I think getting advice from guys who are sitting at the computer in their underwear while taking a break from **** is a very solid way to choose clubs.” - bluedot
  • KYMARKYMAR Members Posts: 13,257 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    My God these look amazing. This makes you wonder who the **** was making the decisions on what a wedge should look like when these guys were at Nike.



    Take my money Mike.
    Callaway XR Pro Attas Tour SPX X
    Taylormade Tour issue 15* V Steel 3 wood
    Hybrid undecided
    Cobra Amp Cell Pro's (All MB) 4-GW Project X Rifle 6.0
    Cleveland CG15 56 and 60
    White Hot 6 Long Neck
  • EaglesGolf99EaglesGolf99 (.... Formerly Known As RaidersGolf99) Foxboro, MAMembers Posts: 2,464 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wow!
    2017 WORLD CHAMPION
    PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

    W. I. T. B.

    Callaway Epic Flash 9.0° HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 X
    Callaway TC Rogue 4+ 16.0° HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 X
    Callaway TC Apex 2H 18.0° Tour Spec Speeder 904HB X
    Callaway TC Apex 4H 23.0° Tour Spec Speeder 904HB X
    Miura CB-301 5-6 Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura CB-57 7-P Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura Hand Grind 52.0° / 10.0° Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura Hand Grind 58.0° / 10.0° Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura KM-007 Soft Black BGT Stability EI GJ 1.0
    Callaway 2018 Chrome Soft X
  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETXClubWRX Posts: 4,777 ClubWRX
    I've been loving the pictures that have been coming out of their Instagram account. I'm excited to see what all MT and the boys are cooking up.
    WITB Link
    TaylorMade M3 440 9* Fujikura Speeder 857 TR-X
    NIKE Vapor Fly 14* Fujikura Rombax P95X
    NIKE Vapor Fly Pro 3-4 Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X
    TaylorMade P770 5-9 X100
    NIKE OVEN Engage 46* X100 | Engage 50*SS / 55*SS / 60*DS S400
    SCOTTY CAMERON Select Squareback
  • Fort Worth ProFort Worth Pro Members Posts: 2,796 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I teach at the range that shares property with artisan and Mike T was my first boss out of college years ago. With that I have a good relationship with them and have been down there quite a bit. In fact, I saw these wedges earlier this week. Send the boys a message and you will be very excited about the price. Mike told me a price this week and it was very reasonable. The putters and wedges are the best I have seen or felt and I am in staff with another OEM.
  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members Posts: 2,080 ✭✭
    I am in LOVE with those wedges
  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,644 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    If those feel as good as they look (and they produce good spin)...I truly don't think you can get any better.



    Simple and beautiful.
    AB TP 10.5*/ DI6X
    AB TP 3HL / 757
    XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
    DWS 24*/ VS Proto
    J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
    X-Forged MD (50*, 56* 60*)
    Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0

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