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5 iron or driving Iron, Epon talk ?
« on: May 19, 2019, 10:46:47 AM »
Hello all

Here is the topic of the day , I知 now using a 24ー hybrid instead of the 5 iron because I was not confident enough with it .
Winter is almost gone and all the trainings are paying , thanks to 2 tools
- zepp 2
- speed trap from eyeline golf .

I知 now ready to have an iron around 23ー and I知 within 4 possibilities
- epon 705  5i
- epon 903 driving iron 23ー
- epon 901 driving iron 22ー
- an option I did not see ...

Thanks for your inputs and have a nice end of the weekend

Stephane
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Re: 5 iron or driving Iron, Epon talk ?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 11:09:53 AM »
Hello all

Here is the topic of the day , I知 now using a 24ー hybrid instead of the 5 iron because I was not confident enough with it .
Winter is almost gone and all the trainings are paying , thanks to 2 tools
- zepp 2
- speed trap from eyeline golf .

I知 now ready to have an iron around 23ー and I知 within 4 possibilities
- epon 705  5i
- epon 903 driving iron 23ー
- epon 901 driving iron 22ー
- an option I did not see ...

Thanks for your inputs and have a nice end of the weekend

Stephane

Isn't a 24 hybrid too strong for a 5i replacement which is typically 25 or 26 loft?
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Re: 5 iron or driving Iron, Epon talk ?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 11:22:20 AM »
I was like u previously. Get the epon 705 5 iron. It痴 worth it, so easy to hit just like pxg xf.

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Re: 5 iron or driving Iron, Epon talk ?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 11:33:40 AM »


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Isn't a 24 hybrid too strong for a 5i replacement which is typically 25 or 26 loft?
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Epon SGI wise no ; because the 6 is 26ー and the 5 is 23 ー
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Re: 5 iron or driving Iron, Epon talk ?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 02:45:04 PM »
Dude, 5i is best club in my bag...from 175-185 there is nothing more accurate for me...190 up I知 just better with a hybrid than a di...I don稚 get the di thing...they don稚 work for me but all my friends carry them...long end of the bag for me is: 5i, 23 roddio/Stella 7 20 roddio lunar7, 16.8 baffy/Lunar6...gapping is perfect, 240-225; 220-205; 190-200...

I think the di is for the better player fighting the hook...they don稚 feel good and they池e not that forgivng...I知 carry 4i now quite a bit when I play the 505s...I知 about 1/3 club shorter than 705 so the 4i at 188/190 is real fun to hit...honestly though I知 more consistent with the 23 hybrid...
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Re: 5 iron or driving Iron, Epon talk ?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 03:56:43 PM »
Hello all

Here is the topic of the day , I知 now using a 24ー hybrid instead of the 5 iron because I was not confident enough with it .
Winter is almost gone and all the trainings are paying , thanks to 2 tools
- zepp 2
- speed trap from eyeline golf .

I知 now ready to have an iron around 23ー and I知 within 4 possibilities
- epon 705  5i
- epon 903 driving iron 23ー
- epon 901 driving iron 22ー
- an option I did not see ...

Thanks for your inputs and have a nice end of the weekend

Stephane

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Anyway, why not get an Epon 901 25* lofted to 24*? Soft but solid forged head.
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Re: 5 iron or driving Iron, Epon talk ?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 04:30:20 PM »
Haven't tried any of the newer PRGR egg irons but they used to have irons in the line up and they were super forgiving. Great as a long iron replacement. Not talking about the egg ut, but the egg irons. Might be worth looking at those as well.
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Re: 5 iron or driving Iron, Epon talk ?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2019, 07:30:26 PM »
Had same problem as you and i have tried 901 di 25 and the 705 5i. Not tried a 903. I prefer the 705 5i. The wider sole of the 901 was the problem for me as i play mostly hardpan courses. Off the tee the 901 was very forgiving though. When i first tried the 705 5i , i didnt think i could hit it consistently enough but i was pleasantly surprised.

I would suggest for you to go with the 705 to complete your iron set.

Between a di, 705 5i and a hybrid af902 24, hybrid is more consistent for me.

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Re: 5 iron or driving Iron, Epon talk ?
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2019, 08:19:58 PM »
find an old egg  4 iron they are MONSTER  long and virtually impossible to  misshit, shaft it with NS950s   or the like , NOT HEAIVER  and u cant go wrong.  ive always had one floating about in one  my bags for   yrs. Of all the DIs Ive used /have nothing has out performed this for accuracy/ consistency .
u just cant get funky with it what so ever its point shoot  forget.
 use from a tee of the grass . matters not.
 they are not  pinseekers they are for going "down there a ways"  if u want a more precision  tool  then I can suggest about 10000000000 million "better 'options but nothing best this for going that way a ( fair) bit.
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Re: 5 iron or driving Iron, Epon talk ?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2019, 03:49:28 PM »
Finally I was able to play 5 iron 705, epon 903 in 20 .

This is not for me , I like hybrids a lot , what I will do is changing my ryomas , target is to go from 21/24 to 20/23,
The best option so far seems to try the new BXH from A-Grind , as they池e quite cheap, I will get one and try .

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Re: 5 iron or driving Iron, Epon talk ?
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2019, 09:59:01 PM »
Can give pxg 0317x gen 1 or roddio a try. I think they are slightly better than a grind. If u like slightly bigger head in 20/23 loft can try itobori.

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Re: 5 iron or driving Iron, Epon talk ?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2019, 10:03:35 PM »
The Itobori hybrid rocks man!  If they made this is 26 I would have added another.
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Re: 5 iron or driving Iron, Epon talk ?
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2019, 05:15:09 AM »
unfortunately I'm really not a fan of the Itobori style , an regarding Roddio , it's 21/24 , same as I have

I will keep on digging , good part is that I'm not in a rush :)

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