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Epon AF 303 Irons

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#61 MBBG

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 11:52 PM

Hey if you can't trust a guy who has an avatar of a bull dyyke wearing an I heart poon shirt, who can you trust!?!?

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 01:08 PM

that isn't a avatar........that is free !

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:07 PM

That's right biyatsches....I'll be over to clean your wives carpets later as well...2 for 1 special....
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Posted 24 April 2015 - 06:21 PM

no wife here but the gf landing patch can use a bit of manicuring !

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 04:05 PM

^,TMI.....


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 10:10 AM

^^^ lmao, seriously tho!! ^^^

on the topic tho, the 303's look fantastic and wondering if anyone can compare the feeling to sus316?

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 10:49 PM

View Postneedmoregolf, on 26 April 2015 - 10:10 AM, said:

^^^ lmao, seriously tho!! ^^^

on the topic tho, the 303's look fantastic and wondering if anyone can compare the feeling to sus316?

you can try mine the next time we play.  its been so long since i tried the sus, that i could not give a comparison.

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 12:08 AM

let's trade! ;)

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 09:07 PM

I tried AF 303 PW only today at the range (full bucket of balls) and didn't really like it that much.  I thought the forged feel was going to be superior but it was just ok.  Head feels little light even though I ordered it as the same spec as my Mizuno EZ forged.  EZ forged seems much softer and sweeter on center contact.  Both about the same distance and trajectory seems about the same.  However, 303 seems to draw little more.  I was hoping that 303 feel would come close to MP-33 feel.  

In conclusion, I am not impressed.
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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:58 PM

View PostNorboo, on 04 May 2015 - 09:07 PM, said:

I tried AF 303 PW only today at the range (full bucket of balls) and didn't really like it that much.  I thought the forged feel was going to be superior but it was just ok.  Head feels little light even though I ordered it as the same spec as my Mizuno EZ forged.  EZ forged seems much softer and sweeter on center contact.  Both about the same distance and trajectory seems about the same.  However, 303 seems to draw little more.  I was hoping that 303 feel would come close to MP-33 feel.  

In conclusion, I am not impressed.

Give it a little time. In my experience, every Epon club I've ever owned took a little time and then this magical thing happens where you get hooked on that particular feel. I know, for the money, you would think instant honeymoon, but there's a reason this brand is so coveted -- they make special clubs and they are different enough that they warrant some time in the bag (or at least range). They become addicting, as w/ the latest personals (2), I did not think much of them at first, but after a few sessions, I was really pining for that unique dense crisp feel they offer at impact.


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 12:35 PM

If u play a lot of golf you nit ice a huuuuge difference btw Epon and everything else....they may not be exactly what you're looking for but they're exactly what their design intentions want them to be.  The best publicly available quality heads u can get.....
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Posted 09 May 2015 - 12:36 PM

View Postfreehb, on 09 May 2015 - 12:35 PM, said:

If u play a lot of golf you nit ice a huuuuge difference btw Epon and everything else....they may not be exactly what you're looking for but they're exactly what their design intentions want them to be.  The best publicly available quality heads u can get.....

I'll bet a night with mrs More beer on it....
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Posted 17 May 2015 - 02:18 PM

Where Are You Getting There irons?

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 10:57 AM

Sweet EPON .

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 08:29 PM

View PostNorboo, on 04 May 2015 - 09:07 PM, said:

I tried AF 303 PW only today at the range (full bucket of balls) and didn't really like it that much.  I thought the forged feel was going to be superior but it was just ok.  Head feels little light even though I ordered it as the same spec as my Mizuno EZ forged.  EZ forged seems much softer and sweeter on center contact.  Both about the same distance and trajectory seems about the same.  However, 303 seems to draw little more.  I was hoping that 303 feel would come close to MP-33 feel.  

In conclusion, I am not impressed.

Have had more time with these...not surprised by norboo's experience, I've hit the mp33, these two heads could not be more different.  The mp33 is a smallish blade.  It feels great on pure strikes.  Unfortunately for me, that is not what I produce most of the time.

If you are a blade player the 303s are not for you....scratch golfers may not like the 303.  I don't care for the feel of a blade because more often than not my contact is not pure.  The 303 is light years more forgiving and even feels soft on slightly off center strikes. Feedback is not this heads strong suit though, still having trouble telling where I missed with these.  Also I'm not that into the look of these...perhaps the copper 302s have spoiled me for other heads and while the satin finish is top notch, I find myself not wanting to look at the to much.

For those of you looking at these, they are similar to the personal iron n that they are made to be playable for a player who isn't quite ready for the category.  if you're a serious golfer looking to move from the gi or even sgi category to a forged cb, these are for you...or even if you're a single digit with a good iron swing and want more forgiveness, you will like these.  

They are very soft (typical Epon) but if you are coming from a blade these will feel very different.  

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 08:32 PM

View PostGeorgie Z, on 17 May 2015 - 02:18 PM, said:

Where Are You Getting There irons?

I've seen a few sets on yahoo auctions Japan, not sure if fairway golf has them yet but probably not, best bet is to find a dealer.  Pm spoon, he will get u sorted out...
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Posted 23 May 2015 - 01:21 PM

From the pictures they look a lot like the 2013 Cally Forged which were great clubs but WAY too light.  For those that have hit them, how is the leading edge?  I love my Miuras but damn, they can lay some sod sometimes.  Can't imagine moving on from my 501s but they just dig so much and I don't play as much as I used to.
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Posted 23 May 2015 - 11:03 PM

Leading edge is killed, very forgiving on fat shots in certain lies.  These are made for diggers, they are also on the heavy side...which I like.
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Posted 22 June 2015 - 04:14 PM

I ended up getting a set built - picking them up tomorrow.  However, I'm having to do some juggling with my set up.  With my Miuras, my PW was 47, but with the 303s the PW is 45 and my Gap is 52.5.  Not exactly where I want the biggest gap in my bag to be.  Stopped by Hot Stix and I'm thinking about getting the A wedge and bumping the 4 iron.  Wish I had thought of that before i had a 4 iron built....

Kinda ridiculous to have 5 wedges although I guess I can mix and match depending on the course I play.
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Posted 22 June 2015 - 08:36 PM

You're going to love the 4 iron
Very easy to Launch

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 10:01 PM

 Norboo, on 04 May 2015 - 09:07 PM, said:

I tried AF 303 PW only today at the range (full bucket of balls) and didn't really like it that much.  I thought the forged feel was going to be superior but it was just ok.  Head feels little light even though I ordered it as the same spec as my Mizuno EZ forged.  EZ forged seems much softer and sweeter on center contact.  Both about the same distance and trajectory seems about the same.  However, 303 seems to draw little more.  I was hoping that 303 feel would come close to MP-33 feel.  

In conclusion, I am not impressed.

Range balls??
Kinda like comparing the ride in your new car to your old one using the same tires Fred Flintstone would use....

 FyteOn, on 22 June 2015 - 04:14 PM, said:

I ended up getting a set built - picking them up tomorrow.  However, I'm having to do some juggling with my set up.  With my Miuras, my PW was 47, but with the 303s the PW is 45 and my Gap is 52.5.  Not exactly where I want the biggest gap in my bag to be.  Stopped by Hot Stix and I'm thinking about getting the A wedge and bumping the 4 iron.  Wish I had thought of that before i had a 4 iron built....

Kinda ridiculous to have 5 wedges although I guess I can mix and match depending on the course I play.

A wedge is 50*   If the 4 iron is a club you use you'll find this one as user friendly as any 4i you've played.

Maybe A wedge (50*) 54-58*?  That would keep the 4i in the bag.

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 11:48 PM

I still waiting for Hot Stix to finish my 52/56/60 set of the Yururi's.  Not sure I can replace them before I even hit them!  I mean, I have a sickness but I'm not THAT bad.

I just figured I'll carry 15.  My buddies are always drunk by the 4th hole anyway....
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Posted 01 July 2015 - 09:56 PM

Holy hell.  I don't have time for a full report, but these clubs are amazing.  Easy to launch is such an understatement.  Finally got them and a chance to play a round.  I'm in love.
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Posted 01 July 2015 - 10:22 PM

 FyteOn, on 01 July 2015 - 09:56 PM, said:

Holy hell.  I don't have time for a full report, but these clubs are amazing.  Easy to launch is such an understatement.  Finally got them and a chance to play a round.  I'm in love.

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:25 PM

Someone asked about the SUS316. As a total JDM ho with a special affinity for Epon, let me say the 316s are as sweet as anything they make, if somewhat more polarizing in their appearance. I'm not quite sure WHY Epon made them or where exactly they fit in, but most Epon lovers who are not blade-only probably probably would approve if the backside doesn't remind you too much of those old Titleist 695 CBs that sold like a lead sled. Besides the 316, I also have one set each of 302, 502 and 503. If memory serves, the 316 has a touch more offset than the 302, and for is easier to hit pure. Sometimes I blend my 302/502 sets, and that may be the ideal. The 503 is so different that it's a beast unto itself, and definitely longer if the shafts are similar. I am wondering if the 316 and 303 are designed to hit the same Epon segment. Favorite? Tough call. I adore the 502. It hits the sweet spot of forgiveness and playability. For a slightly longer course where rough is a big consideration, I'll game the 503 every time. Compared to the other three, it strikes me as more blunt force (relatively speaking, and certainly not meant in any disparaging way). They are long and high and, of course, noticeable for their bulk. I'm a graphite guy, so I realize it does matter that the shaft in the 503 is slightly different. But I don't sense that this alone counts for the length and trajectory. Perhaps it is time to jettison the 316 for the 303. I'd love to taste test side by side. Or maybe put them all in the closet and game my Dance With Dragon cavity backs. I keep telling them their time is coming.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:11 AM

 MBBG, on 27 August 2017 - 12:50 PM, said:

Anyone still playing these?

me! great irons but so are the PXG 0311 :)
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:54 AM

I orginally did a fitting at club champion and it was close between jpx 900 hot metal and epon 503. The 503 felt better but the hotmetal and 900 forged performed better.

Lately the irons with modus 105 have been off a bit, so I just picked a set of the 303 up with dg pro s300. They feel amazing. The performance has been very good. These are some really nice irons. So far I really recommend them.
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