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

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easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a HoDetroitRules Official, Administrator  12537WRX Points: 824Handicap: 4Posts: 12,537 Marshals
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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/<br />
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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.<br />
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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. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/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.<br />
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Mike Taylor is honestly one of the nicest guys I have ever met. He always has been one of the greats.<br />
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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.<br />
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https://www.instagra.../artisangolftx/<br />
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  • youngwaldoyoungwaldo NJMembers  3328WRX Points: 202Posts: 3,328 Titanium Tees
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    Those look sweet. So what was the damage on them?<br />
    <br />
    Wk
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    Wowza
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    Love what ive been seeing From MT and the crew!!
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  • swizbeatzswizbeatz Members  5832WRX Points: 281Handicap: +.6Posts: 5,832 Titanium Tees
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    Your going to be cringing walking into that first bunker shot!
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  • youngunz5840youngunz5840 Members  2471WRX Points: 169Posts: 2,471 Platinum Tees
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    Wow those look great. Nike wedges have always been my favorite. Glad the crew is together making more quality pieces
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  • PreppySlapCutPreppySlapCut This is just babytown frolics... Members  6644WRX Points: 322Posts: 6,644 Titanium Tees
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    Awesome stuff.
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  • TWshoot67TWshoot67 1 putt Members  2720WRX Points: 150Handicap: 4.7Posts: 2,720 Titanium Tees
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    They do look nice, like the finish a lot. Definitely anti-glare. Raw is always a nice option, all my Vokey wedges are raw.
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  • Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members  889WRX Points: 136Posts: 889 Golden Tee
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    I have the feeling that these would not be kind to my wallet. Pretty wedges.
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    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.
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX  25491WRX Points: 2,692Handicap: 2 ManyPosts: 25,491 ClubWRX
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    Those are just clean looking. Just WOW.
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  13929WRX Points: 2,748Handicap: 3.1Posts: 13,929 Titanium Tees
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    Can Artisan do the toe sweep version?
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  • golf4fungolf4fun ClubWRX  585WRX Points: 84Posts: 585 ClubWRX
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    I was thinking of giving the Edels a try, now I want to try these!!
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  • DNice26DNice26 Members  4265WRX Points: 188Posts: 4,265 Titanium Tees
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    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!!!!<br />
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    Congrats, they look really beautiful!
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  • brentbrent Members  1506WRX Points: 109Posts: 1,506 Platinum Tees
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    Gonna be some real nice stuff coming soon... just saying
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  • rackemrollerrackemroller What's Up Partner Members  575WRX Points: 98Posts: 575 Golden Tee
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    How can us mere mortals get in touch to place an order? I can't seem to find a website.
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  • easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a Ho DetroitRules Official, Administrator  12537WRX Points: 824Handicap: 4Posts: 12,537 Marshals
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    youngwaldo wrote:
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    Those look sweet. So what was the damage on them?<br />
    <br />
    Wk<br />
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    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. <br />
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    swizbeatz wrote:
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    Your going to be cringing walking into that first bunker shot!<br />
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    That is for sure. But they will wear nicely.
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  • Pure745Pure745 CPC #15 Members  11487WRX Points: 205Handicap: BabyPosts: 11,487 Titanium Tees
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    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  10641WRX Points: 393Handicap: 2Posts: 10,641 Titanium Tees
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    The transition from face to hosel is a thing of beauty
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  • brentbrent Members  1506WRX Points: 109Posts: 1,506 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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  • rackemrollerrackemroller What's Up Partner Members  575WRX Points: 98Posts: 575 Golden Tee
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    brent wrote:
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    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.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Much appreciated.
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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members  6697WRX Points: 622Handicap: GolfPosts: 6,697 Titanium Tees
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    My those are nice. Clean, simple and look fantastic at address. I'd play these in a heartbeat.
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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,193Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    cardoustie wrote:
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    Can Artisan do the toe sweep version?<br />
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    does a bear shat in the woods?<br />
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    seriously..i have no doubt that he can...
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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6267WRX Points: 1,516Handicap: mePosts: 6,267 Titanium Tees
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    Very nice. Very nice indeed.<br />
    I take it they are forged, not cast?
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    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): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

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  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX Members  4093WRX Points: 826Posts: 4,093 Titanium Tees
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    Paint that Artisan Golf logo. <br />
    <br />
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  • KYMARKYMAR Members  13257WRX Points: 56Posts: 13,257 Titanium Tees
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    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. <br />
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    Take my money Mike.
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  • EaglesGolf99EaglesGolf99 Foxboro, MAMembers  2831WRX Points: 256Handicap: +0.8Posts: 2,831 Titanium Tees
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    Wow!
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    PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

    W. I. T. B.

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    Miura Giken 
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  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETXClubWRX  4826WRX Points: 496Posts: 4,826 ClubWRX
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    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.
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    WITB Link
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  • Fort Worth ProFort Worth Pro Members  2828WRX Points: 211Posts: 2,828 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members  2105WRX Points: 153Posts: 2,105 Platinum Tees
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    I am in LOVE with those wedges
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  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members  4649WRX Points: 249Posts: 4,649 Titanium Tees
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    If those feel as good as they look (and they produce good spin)...I truly don't think you can get any better. <br />
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    Simple and beautiful.
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