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

easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a HoDetroitRules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,277 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: 3,204 ✭✭
    Those look sweet. So what was the damage on them?



    Wk
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    M5 3W TENSEI BLUE 70X
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  • ago33ago33 Members Posts: 2,152 ✭✭
    Wowza

    Current Gamers


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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,043 ✭✭
    Love what ive been seeing From MT and the crew!!
    TM Tour M6 11.2 * KK Tini XTS 70X
    TM Tour 17 M1 14.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Titleist Tour Proto MB 3-pw Modus 130X
    Ping Glide Forged   54 60 S400
    Cameron GSS 009 1.5 tungsten sole weights, sound slot
  • swizbeatzswizbeatz Members Posts: 5,597 ✭✭
    Your going to be cringing walking into that first bunker shot!
    Ping/Epon/Scratch/Bettinardi WITB Link
  • youngunz5840youngunz5840 Members Posts: 2,285 ✭✭
    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: 6,371 ✭✭
    Awesome stuff.
    Ping G400 MAX 9* w/ Tour 65 (S)
    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: 2,694 ✭✭
    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
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    Titleist Vokey Proto's 54*,56*,60*
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    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: 824 ✭✭
    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 M4 15* Tensei Blue
    *Taylormade 2014 Rescue TP 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Callaway MD3 Lucky Clover 56* & 60*
    *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: 63 ✭✭
    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: 24,227 ClubWRX
    Those are just clean looking. Just WOW.
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,613 ✭✭
    Can Artisan do the toe sweep version?
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    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
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    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
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    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • golf4fungolf4fun ClubWRX Posts: 539 ClubWRX
    I was thinking of giving the Edels a try, now I want to try these!!
  • DNice26DNice26 Members Posts: 4,143 ✭✭
    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!
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    TaylorMade M3 3HL, Tensai Blue 7X
    Callaway Apex 20, KK 8X
    TayorMade P790 4 & 5 Iron, 770 6-PW, KBS C-Taper S
    TaylorMade MG 50, 54 & 58 TT S400 (Spider Man theme)
    Ping Tyne, 35"

    https://www.instagram.com/dnice262626/
  • brentbrent Posts: 1,482 ✭✭
    Gonna be some real nice stuff coming soon... just saying
  • rackemrollerrackemroller Buck Nasty Members Posts: 521 ✭✭
    How can us mere mortals get in touch to place an order? I can't seem to find a website.
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    Nike Vapor "2 Dot" 15 Diamana W Series 7x
    Nike Vapor "2 Dot" 20 Diamana W Series 7x
    UDI TP 18 & 20 PXi 6.5
    Nike VR Pro Blades 4-pw, DG 120 T.I. X100
    Artisan "MT" Raw 52, 56, 60
    Artisan "Oxidado" Carbon Mid-Slant 0117, Artisan SS Mid-Slant 0117, "Oven" Method 001 Mid-Slant, "Oven" Method 001 First Run, "Oven" Method 006
    RZN Tour Platimum or TP5X or Tour B XS
  • easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a Ho DetroitRules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,277 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: 11,485 ✭✭
    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: 10,352 ✭✭
    The transition from face to hosel is a thing of beauty
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    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 Posts: 1,482 ✭✭
    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 Buck Nasty Members Posts: 521 ✭✭
    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 Even Flow Black 65 6.5 or Ping G400 LST GD TP 6x
    Nike Vapor "2 Dot" 15 Diamana W Series 7x
    Nike Vapor "2 Dot" 20 Diamana W Series 7x
    UDI TP 18 & 20 PXi 6.5
    Nike VR Pro Blades 4-pw, DG 120 T.I. X100
    Artisan "MT" Raw 52, 56, 60
    Artisan "Oxidado" Carbon Mid-Slant 0117, Artisan SS Mid-Slant 0117, "Oven" Method 001 Mid-Slant, "Oven" Method 001 First Run, "Oven" Method 006
    RZN Tour Platimum or TP5X or Tour B XS
  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members Posts: 6,312 ✭✭
    My those are nice. Clean, simple and look fantastic at address. I'd play these in a heartbeat.
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,043 ✭✭
    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...
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    TM Tour 17 M1 14.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Titleist Tour Proto MB 3-pw Modus 130X
    Ping Glide Forged   54 60 S400
    Cameron GSS 009 1.5 tungsten sole weights, sound slot
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,085 ✭✭
    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: 3,280 ✭✭
    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.
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    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: 2,362 ✭✭
    Wow!
    2017 WORLD CHAMPION
    PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

    W. I. T. B.

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    Callaway TC Rogue 4 17.0° HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 X
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    Callaway X-Forged UT 30.0° Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura 1957 CB-57 7-8 Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura 1957 Baby Blade 9-P Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura Hand Grind Raw 52.0° / 10.0° Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura Hand Grind Raw 58.0° / 10.0° Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura 1957 KM-350 Soft Black DGTI Black Smoke S-400
    Callaway 2018 Chrome Soft X
  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETXClubWRX Posts: 4,664 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
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    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
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  • Fort Worth ProFort Worth Pro Members Posts: 2,774 ✭✭
    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: 2,034 ✭✭
    I am in LOVE with those wedges
  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,587 ✭✭
    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.
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    XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
    DWS 24*/ VS Proto
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