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EPON DOA 2017


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#1 djhgolf

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 03:59 AM

Just got these in for testing...

A little busy in the cavity, setup,specs,finish all perfect. slightly firmer feeling Epon.

Enjoy the pics.

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???? MItsubishi Tensei V2 Orange 60TX
TM TOUR (17) 15 - Mitsubishi KK DC 70TX
TM  TOUR M2 5 18 - Tensei Pro White 70X
PXG 0311T 3 - DG TI AMT X100
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 04:18 AM

Don't know what to say??
They look so un-Epon like.
If you told me these were the lastest cheapo department store set I would believe you.
Hope I'm not out of line. Just my immediate impression.

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:32 AM

DOA could stand for Dead on Arrival.
Driver: Ping G20 TFC 330D  Tour S (stock)
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:47 AM

Where do you order from? Epon dealers or DOA brand has their own?

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:10 AM

Very peculiar looking sticks.

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:35 AM

It's the special silver version of p3 (black)


View Postdjhgolf, on 10 April 2017 - 03:59 AM, said:

Just got these in for testing...

A little busy in the cavity, setup,specs,finish all perfect. slightly firmer feeling Epon.

Enjoy the pics.


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:35 AM

Epon Personal 3 .....................................

Guess they weren't that Limited and now dumping the same club to the market with a different badge
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 03:25 PM

Ohhhh, jaysus wept.

The world is truly going to hell in a handbasket.... the numpty responsible for that forgot to stamp 'Tour World', 'Prototype' , 'Forged' and on and on in the cavity....

This is what an Epon should look like

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:28 PM

Epon is going backwards.....Bridgestone J40....

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:18 PM

Coops  cudn't agree more!

that looks cheap nasty and  horrid, will never see light of day in any of my bags

however................

being EPON

  itlll feel like absolute  buttah!

"im an equal oportunity hitting machine, all day every day".

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 11:25 PM

I don't get folks reactions sometimes. This club is a P3, which  received broadly positive reviews, in a different finish.
Same happened with the AF-501 and RF-551. People trashed the 501 on this forum as no good, then some of very same folks couldn't be more positive about the 551, which was identical but in the dark finish.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:39 AM

View Postappilags, on 11 April 2017 - 11:25 PM, said:

I don't get folks reactions sometimes. This club is a P3, which  received broadly positive reviews, in a different finish.
Same happened with the AF-501 and RF-551. People trashed the 501 on this forum as no good, then some of very same folks couldn't be more positive about the 551, which was identical but in the dark finish.

I happen to have the original 501 and also the 551.  While the 551 is supposed to be a re-issued of the 501 in a different finish, there are some subtle difference. On 551 does not have any pocket cavity (looks like it does) in the mid irons while 501 does.  I actually like both so not trashing any Epon irons.  Have not play the Ps, but now gaming the 703 with 551 as my spare.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:20 AM

View PostDuffy19, on 12 April 2017 - 05:39 AM, said:

View Postappilags, on 11 April 2017 - 11:25 PM, said:

I don't get folks reactions sometimes. This club is a P3, which  received broadly positive reviews, in a different finish.
Same happened with the AF-501 and RF-551. People trashed the 501 on this forum as no good, then some of very same folks couldn't be more positive about the 551, which was identical but in the dark finish.

I happen to have the original 501 and also the 551.  While the 551 is supposed to be a re-issued of the 501 in a different finish, there are some subtle difference. On 551 does not have any pocket cavity (looks like it does) in the mid irons while 501 does.  I actually like both so not trashing any Epon irons.  Have not play the Ps, but now gaming the 703 with 551 as my spare.
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551 does have the pocket cavity in the 4-6 iron.  Just like the 501


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:26 AM

I stand corrected sir.  The colour is dark as I never notice the pocket as very apparent.   While I have the 5-p set, the 5 was hardly ever use.  I had the heads for sale at one time but couldNot ssell them for $600 so decide to them and shaft them with Mitshubishi OT85.  It's as good a match as the original Roddio I-6.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:07 PM

It's not that bad, but the cavity looks horrible and cheap. Had they not stamped it with that DOA and polished the cavity with a simple Epon logo, that would be clean. Too bad they cheapened an otherwise decent club head. It's hard to overlook that cavity tho. It would be a deal breaker for me.


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