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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2018, 02:09:04 PM »
I'm not saying the combo set/lofty thingy hybrids won't help your game...that would make me a Hippocrite...

I've gotten to a point in the evolution of my game where I just don't care to play that punchy swing candy baby kinda golf anymore...I like hitting manly money shots...to me, a pure 4i from 190 with the money on the line is miles more fulfilling than a 24* hybrid that bounces in front and rolls up pin high....the long iron triggers every part of my game...I've broken 80 almost 50 times this year and it all started happening once I took the high lofted Utes out and replaced with long irons...I used to hit it like a bitch...no doubt but now I'm a man....

I bounce and roll my 5 iron up on the green. Its probably all mental. I just dont hit them that much or need to at he course I play. Usually it is driver wedge. Thus I'm usually in the 70s.

At top golf but not playing. Will be going to the pga championship most of the week though.
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...full review.
« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2018, 08:08:01 PM »
How was the PGA brah?

More on these...

505 are definitely my gamers...favorite shaft is goi g I. These, muziik bangvo premium stiff, straight in...no soft stepping this time...light and tight...

Really loving my bag now, 155 is back soon with basi alpha 60X...replacing spoon and cleek with baffy/Waccine compo 70s and an extra wedge...

505 is great.  We'll see with same shaft, anticipate hitting 1/3 club shorter than 703...185-190 yard 4i's are super fun.

This is an epon classic!  Really solid head...I predict will be a cult classic...long, forgiving, looks good feels good...what's not to like?
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...full review.
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2018, 02:23:12 AM »
Er....the looks of 'em.  :o

What happened to the Roddio i-10' s?
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...full review.
« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2018, 06:20:48 PM »
I had a round today where I had 3 opportunities to hit the AF-505 4 & 5 irons. 
First one Par 3 180 yards to elevated greens ( more like a 190 - 195 yard shot )  Pulled the 4 iron.  Flushed it.  Nice draw coming back to the pin.  got to the green to see that the ball landed 5 ft in front of the pin and passed the pin by 17 ft 9 in .       ended up with a par.   Second one,   Par 5 hit a pretty good drive and I had 190 yards to the pin.   Pulled my 5 iron got it on the green 50ft putt left 3 putted for a par.  :(     3rd time.    Par 5  another pretty good drive with 214 left to the pin.   4i  could not quite make it to the green but on the front fringe,  a chip 2 put for a par.
These 505 irons are no doubt awesome.    They are a good cross between a GI forgiveness and players cavity distance wise it falls right in between the two.   Feel is a touch lighter felling at impact compared to a more traditional players cavity back,  but much better than your typical GI with a springy maraging steel face.   
I'm really impressed with how well these 505s are!!!     
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...full review.
« Reply #49 on: August 25, 2018, 08:11:05 PM »
Er....the looks of 'em.  :o

What happened to the Roddio i-10' s?

I need a little more help with distence than I was getting with the i10s.  I kinda got used to the lighter shaft (played bangvoo in my 705 set for a season and a half)...at first I really liked the i10s...had been really swinging well and the 705 was too long...wasn't sure whether my 8i was going 140 or 160...then, swing kinda left me and I started hitting 8i 130-140 with the i10 and I really missed pulling 8i for 140-145 yard shots or 5i for 175-180 yard shots...the bangvoos were soft stepped in my 705s so I'm thinking the stiff straight in with a smaller, one piece forged heads will give me the distence I want and being a little tighter, better dispersion when I'm turning through the ball real good...don't think I'll have them by the club championship though but that's ok...I'm usually a qtr to 3/4 club longer in events than I am in a casual round...

Ian brah, all epon clubs look better in the flesh...505 looks so much better over the ball than 503...as nobsy says, feel is not quite 302 but way better than 503...also noticibly thinner top line and less offset.  Some guys say they can see the pocket cavity at address...I haven't been for using on it but I honestly can't see it...

These are really really good...I know I say that about every new model (except 502) but I mean it more so for these than all the others...seriously...

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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...full review.
« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2018, 01:46:29 PM »
How was the PGA brah?

More on these...

505 are definitely my gamers...favorite shaft is goi g I. These, muziik bangvo premium stiff, straight in...no soft stepping this time...light and tight...

Really loving my bag now, 155 is back soon with basi alpha 60X...replacing spoon and cleek with baffy/Waccine compo 70s and an extra wedge...

505 is great.  We'll see with same shaft, anticipate hitting 1/3 club shorter than 703...185-190 yard 4i's are super fun.

This is an epon classic!  Really solid head...I predict will be a cult classic...long, forgiving, looks good feels good...what's not to like?

It was a long week. I went every day for 9-10 hours a day. Loved the 18th hole seats on Sunday. Got to see a tiger birdie and fist pump up close. The place went crazy.

My epons are awesome. It will be hard to replace them. Wish I could try the 505 1st. The new mizuno jpx might be tempting also.
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« Reply #51 on: October 27, 2018, 02:04:09 PM »
Just had a lovely rou d with these today.llwas making a good turn and clearing my left hip all day...was fun reaching back for a few extra yards with the 505s today.   Was pure-ing the 5i 170-177 all day...right on the line I wanted most of the time...smooth 83 on a real windy day...wudashudacuda day....lipped out birdie putts from3,5,6 feet today...also buried several long par putts th9ugh after lagging to 7 feet...wtf...very happy with the 505...these are appropriate for where my game is...i play off 8.5...ball striking is consistent but definitely the weakest part of my game....I have a good short game...better than my buddy who plays off 3 but he absolutely kills it tee to green...on the 5s its 300, 200 yard 6iron,2putt bird kinda guy...was very confident with the 505 today...great control...I'm coming from the 705 and these I think are as long on center strikes, i can tell when i catch one purely...
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« Reply #52 on: October 27, 2018, 04:30:49 PM »
I'm trying to patiently wait for mine. Been almost 3 weeks since I ordered mine. I hit my 705 and he said he cant beat the numbers and performance I was getting from them. So I am keeping my 705 5-7 and will have 505 8-pw. But I haven't played forever and winter is almost here in the midwest. 
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« Reply #53 on: October 27, 2018, 08:56:54 PM »
Boycer that post is depress8ng on so many levels...the worst of which is this inceesant playing of epon combo sets...its like stirring up your Dom and beluga then sucki g it down a straw...or dousing perfect sushi on wasabi mixed with soy...go put y9ur big boy pants on, get the 4,5,6 505 and s9me good shafts , get your game together and get out on the course!.!...park my car, get a haircut, get laid and put on some weight why don't ya?!?!...
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...full review.
« Reply #54 on: October 28, 2018, 01:43:56 AM »
Boycer that post is depress8ng on so many levels...the worst of which is this inceesant playing of epon combo sets...its like stirring up your Dom and beluga then sucki g it down a straw...or dousing perfect sushi on wasabi mixed with soy...go put y9ur big boy pants on, get the 4,5,6 505 and s9me good shafts , get your game together and get out on the course!.!...park my car, get a haircut, get laid and put on some weight why don't ya?!?!...

Hahahaha, or....combo sets DO work.
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« Reply #55 on: October 31, 2018, 07:08:44 PM »
Boycer that post is depress8ng on so many levels...the worst of which is this inceesant playing of epon combo sets...its like stirring up your Dom and beluga then sucki g it down a straw...or dousing perfect sushi on wasabi mixed with soy...go put y9ur big boy pants on, get the 4,5,6 505 and s9me good shafts , get your game together and get out on the course!.!...park my car, get a haircut, get laid and put on some weight why don't ya?!?!...

Hahahaha, or....combo sets DO work.

I figure he has been drinking to much again. Haha  guess I should have bought all 705 then since nothing could beat them. 

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« Reply #56 on: November 03, 2018, 02:36:53 PM »
Fred's been drinking quite a bit of late...but still playing decent golf...tough conditions today but still shot 85 on a 6850 yard course at sea level...4 doubles...meh...

I put the 705s back into full time play...May wait till I'm down to 4 or 5 handicap before I go back to the 505...that's the most salient point u've made boycer...you prob should go full 705...I'm guessing u r a 10-15 hcap guy?
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« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2018, 11:55:17 AM »
If I'm playing a lot, I am usually 70s or low 80s. But I dont play difficult courses. On the Florida trips I'm rusty so I start in the low 90s and work my way down to mid to low 80s by the end of the trip. Course I dont know if I want to take the epons on the Florida trip. My biggest weakness is the short game from 70-120. I need to practice the short game a lot more.

I was playing the lpga in Daytona beach last year, think I was 9 over on the front and shot even par on the back. I will have a blow up hole. I need to work on the mental part of the game.
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...full review.
« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2018, 08:09:47 PM »
If I'm playing a lot, I am usually 70s or low 80s. But I dont play difficult courses. On the Florida trips I'm rusty so I start in the low 90s and work my way down to mid to low 80s by the end of the trip. Course I dont know if I want to take the epons on the Florida trip. My biggest weakness is the short game from 70-120. I need to practice the short game a lot more.

I was playing the lpga in Daytona beach last year, think I was 9 over on the front and shot even par on the back. I will have a blow up hole. I need to work on the mental part of the game.

do you have your 505s already? im wanting to shift from 7 to 5
and i haven't played more than 2 rounds this year lol
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« Reply #59 on: November 14, 2018, 07:48:31 PM »
If I'm playing a lot, I am usually 70s or low 80s. But I dont play difficult courses. On the Florida trips I'm rusty so I start in the low 90s and work my way down to mid to low 80s by the end of the trip. Course I dont know if I want to take the epons on the Florida trip. My biggest weakness is the short game from 70-120. I need to practice the short game a lot more.

I was playing the lpga in Daytona beach last year, think I was 9 over on the front and shot even par on the back. I will have a blow up hole. I need to work on the mental part of the game.

do you have your 505s already? im wanting to shift from 7 to 5
and i haven't played more than 2 rounds this year lol

I just got the 8-pw on Tuesday. But its below freezing here. They are talking 3-8" of snow tonight.  I dont know when I will be able to hit them, unless I go to golf galaxy store.
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