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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/

 

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. 😉 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 😎 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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Wowza

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Love what ive been seeing From MT and the crew!!

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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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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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Can Artisan do the toe sweep version?

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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!!!!

 

Congrats, they look really beautiful!

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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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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.

 

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

 

That is for sure. But they will wear nicely.

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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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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.

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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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My God these look amazing. This makes you wonder who the hell 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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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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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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