Famous wedgemaker James Patrick joins Titleist Golf
James “Patrick” Harrington, the famous wedgemaker we featured last year in our magazine (article here) has announced on his website that he has joined Titleist “to further advance [his] passion and creativity” with wedges.
The official statement: I’m joining Titleist Acushnet to further advance my passion and creativity in the world of wedges. Titleist is providing the resources needed to continue to explore the unending pursuit of creating the world’s finest wedges. This is the next step in the journey of my life’s work. This opportunity would not have been possible without the support of you… Team JP. Thank you for helping to build the foundation of the JP brand. I look forward to what the future brings and picking up where we left off… Stay tuned.JP
There has been recent speculation that Titleist was looking for a wedgemaker to succeed legendary wedge maker Bob Vokey, for whom the company’s current line of wedges is named. Bob Vokey, now 73 has suffered several health problems in recent years, including kidney cancer in 2008.
James Patrick Wedges has build his reputation inside the golf industry by creating a custom made house designed to do just one thing, precision built, hand crafted golf wedges and irons for all types of players!. JP Wedges are created using the finest forgings in the world from the Kyoei Forging House in Ichikawa, Japan. Kyoei has been forging golf club heads for over 50 years and creates the industries highest quality forgings.