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Name : YY Email : yencyc33@gmail.comDate : 05/11/2009 PM 05:33
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
Anyone tried these 3 forge iron set? which one has a softer and better feel at impact?

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Name : O O Date : 08/06/2011 PM 09:11
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
Peon much exp than Mizuno and can be order made

Name : r08 Date : 07/06/2011 PM 09:37
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
this may be obvious to you but not to me - if I want to buy forge irons, shall I compare these two with other brands - Mizuno, Tourstage ? What is the difference, say Mizuno vs Epon ?
Thanks

Name : Baker Date : 31/05/2011 AM 09:42
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
I've played epon 501/2 and 701, as well as miura 101/102. I don't think that the 501 or 502 heads are for mid-cappers exclusively, just as the 701s are for high-cappers. I know a couple of 5 handicaps that play the 701s and a 22 handicapper that games the 502. My friend with 22 index plays worse with 701s b/c his tee shots always find the rough - the smaller 502 heads get through the thick stuff a little better. Otherwise, he'd even more screwed with a bigger head.
Personally, if you're a good ball striker, than miura 101/2 is the better forged iron. I do think it is less forgiving than the 501/502, but as long as you hit it on the button, you will feel almost nothing at impact. If you're not such a good ball striker, just go with epon.

Name : L Date : 04/03/2011 PM 10:39
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
I have the GN 502 and Epon 502, I like the EPON 502 which is much solid and smooth at impact. The ball having more power to fly.

Name : Wakuwaku Date : 01/09/2010 PM 03:23
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
Both Miura and Epon are of good quality hence not cheap. I demoed Miura and Epon...in the end I chose Epon. Softer and explosive feel on impact is very addictive. I bought AF-Tour irons and fitted with KBS shafts. Expensive but very good investment indeed.

Name : SS Date : 08/11/2009 PM 01:12
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
The shaft of fourteen TC-550 is 0.5" longer. Last time I tried at the DR and it took me a while to get used to it.

Name : joe Date : 08/11/2009 PM 12:58
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
oh i also tried the fourteen T550, don't like it.

Name : joe Date : 08/11/2009 PM 12:56
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
i just tried the new yamaha v-forge, with tourad-75 regular flex shaft, it's ok, but somehow i can't feel the club head much. the feel is alright, but not sometime that sparks me. may be it will be better with a steel shaft. will give epon 502 a try soon.

Name : SS Email : ss-2009-hk@hotmail.com Date : 08/11/2009 AM 11:47
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
You may PM me if you want to know more about Miura.

Name : Deuce Date : 08/11/2009 AM 05:24
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
Miura only produces and sells heads. The complete club is built by authorized dealers or agents. The current model is MC102. If you want to demo any club, you should actually take them to the course rather than a driving range mat. As far as I know, you can borrow a demo from Golf Partner (the Miura agent) and take it to the course. According to some other forums, the MG is considered to have a sharper leading edge that is suited to softer course condition in Japan. GP sells the set already built but was told you can custom order but not sure whether GP is a fitter/builder. If I order a custom built set, I would like to know personally who built my set and not some unknown shop in Shenzhen.

Name : SS Date : 08/11/2009 AM 12:18
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
MG (Miura Giken) is not much more expensive than Miura Intl. To my knowledge, it is within $200 difference per club. MG is roughly the same price as Epon. You may go to Admiralty and Asia Golf to compare the price.

I tried them but could not tell the difference because I did not compare side by side and they were fitted with different shafts. Moreover, I did not try the 10X model. The intl website says MC-102 is the current model, while the MG website says MC-101 is not available anymore. Someone did tell me that the intl one may not be made in Japan, but I don't know whether it is true or not. If you want to make sure that it is made in Japan, buy the MG. I would not recommend buying MC-101/2, as I think Miura is not good at making forgiving irons. In fact, there are not many recommendations of MC-101/2 in the reviews quoted at the Miura intl website.

By the way, have you borrowed the clubs and try at the DR? Try first before doing any further research.

Name : YY Date : 07/11/2009 PM 09:51
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
SS, just want to know more about miura clubs. there are international model and japanese model, right? the japanese model is a lot more expensive, but one of the golf shop in central told me they are the same, NO difference at all. i don't quite believe it, because if they are the same, then why is the price so different. do you know? they have recommended me model 101, is it an old model?

Name : SS Date : 07/11/2009 PM 01:00
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
I have Miura already. If I didn't have Miura, I would still choose Miura, not because of its feel, but the obsession with the craftsmanship of Miura. Miura is also built to order, but interestingly they are also available in Sogo with shafts installed.

The good series of Miura irons are all unforgiving. If you look for a forgiving iron, you should consider Epon 502. Once you improve and want a smaller head, you may consider Miura.

For Corner or Pura, I have not tried their fitting on irons. I have my driver shaft replaced at Corner because it is cheaper. The service is good. Moreover, Corner has opened at CWB for quite some years, but Pura is opend this year.

Name : YY Date : 07/11/2009 AM 10:27
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
thanks deuce, i'll give both of them a try this weekend!

Name : Deuce Date : 07/11/2009 AM 06:50
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
Officially Golf Partners, the agent, could only sell Miura international line and not Miura Giken (domestic line.) However there are places where you could find Miura Giken (grey market). Besides Pura, Golf Corners and another shop I cannot recall the name, the proshop at HKGC is also an official reseller/fitter of Epon. Epons are all built to order. Choosing between MIura and Epon is a tough call (I have both) but Epon (at least the 5 and 7 series) would be considered more forgiving if one is not hitting the iron pure.

Name : YY Date : 07/11/2009 AM 01:27
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
SS, if you were to buy a new set of forge iron, would you choose epon or miura?

Name : SS Date : 07/11/2009 AM 12:38
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
Miura Giken (MG) is available at Gxxx Partner (Central), the golf shop at Admiralty Centre, and the Pro shop at Asia Golf.

Epon is available at Gxxx Corner (CWB), and PuraGxxx (Sheung Wan), and Central Gxxx (Central). The Central is more expensive.

I also want to know where else in HK I can buy MG and Epon.

Name : YY Date : 07/11/2009 AM 12:19
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
i was told that there are 2 golf shop that sells epon irons, with customer fitting. one is in sheung wan and the other one in cwb, across time square. anyone have experienced their services before? which shop is better and have better price?

Name : SS Date : 06/11/2009 PM 05:51
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
Please notice that Yamaha has just published a new forged model this week. According to the website, it will be available on 28-NOV. You may need to think about choosing the old or new model.

Name : joe Date : 06/11/2009 PM 05:36
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
i am actually deciding whether to go with epon ap-502 or yamaha v-forge, with graphite shaft. v-forge comes with tourad 75, where as epon will need to be fitted. if you fit the same tourad 75, it is stillmore expensive than yamaha. i shall give them a try this weekend!

Name : SS Date : 06/11/2009 AM 11:02
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
To be honest, I tried a few strokes of epon 502 casually and cannot say whether it is better than Yamaha or not. I would suggest you borrow them to try on a driving range. Yamaha v-forged with NS Pro 950 costs ~$7200 from 5-P, which is a bit cheaper than Epon. One good thing about Epon is that you can choose your shaft/grip and have clubfitting. IMHO, if you are shorter than 5'3 or taller than 5'9, it may be worth for clubfitting. One last word: club head is not only about material, it is about the balance and the feel, and sometimes about appearance. You compare and feel good, then it is good.

Name : M Date : 06/11/2009 AM 09:36
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
Deuce hing,
Thanks for expert advice. What is meant by undercut?

1025/50 - Where to look at for the type of steel? Is it hardness? What is the difference, any pros and cons between different types?

Name : Deuce Date : 06/11/2009 AM 09:08
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
The 502 is 100% forged with no under cut in the long and mid irons as with the 501. V forged is also 100% forged (in Japan) but using 1025 steel vs. 1020 for Epon. It is difficult to tell the difference in 20 and 25c. On the other hand, the feel is a bit different with the undercut.

Name : M Date : 06/11/2009 AM 08:49
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
Wong, CC, SS
Thanks for your friendly reply. Good to see so many who have great knowledge in hardware.

Name : YY Date : 06/11/2009 AM 08:46
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
dear all, thanks for all your information. looks like there are more forge iron set for me to consider.

SS, how do you compare your yamaha v-forge vs. epon af-502? which one feels softer and better? which is more easier to hit? i know epon is expensive, how much is the yamaha set? do you know if yamaha v-forge club has is 100% forge or is it like RC and PRGR where they have a different mental for the club face. i found in the website that epon af-502 is made with forged s20c + super spring steel as well, sound like not 100% forge head.

Name : SS Date : 05/11/2009 PM 11:46
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
I would say epon 301 is for low-handicapper, epon 501/2 for mid-handicapper, and epon 701 for high-handicapper. I tried an epon 502 with NS PRo 850 S-flex recently and the feel was soft and good.

For PRGR, it did not have the forged model during the big demo day in Asia Golf last month. I couldn't believe why it did not have this model for demo. Does it really care for its customers?

For Miura, do you mean the MC-101 released in yr 2000? The current one should be MC-102. I have tried many models (jp and intl) except this. They are not as soft as I would expect, and quite unforgiving.

I am using Yamaha v-forged which is quite good for mid-handicappers. I would rather use it than the blade when I want an easy day. I tried the OnOff plus on the demo day and it is as good as Yamaha. Another one you may consider is fourteen TC-550. I don't know where Yamaha is made, but I am sure fourteen and OnOff heads are made in China.

Name : CC Date : 05/11/2009 PM 11:44
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
the epon 501 and 502 is made with forged s20c + super spring steel, where as the 301 made with 100% forged s20c, as mentioned in their website. so my guess is 301 will feel even softer at impact, and 501/502 may feel like RC SFI, since it is not 100% forged.

Name : Wong Date : 05/11/2009 PM 11:26
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
hi M, i am not an expert, just want to share how i feel. i am a fan of forge iron myself, i have played s-yard, prgr, mizuno, kasco, tourstage, and royal collection forge iron. personally, i find s-yard, tourstage and prgr quite good, but they are old models. RC SFI is not true forge iron as well, similar to prgr 502 forge with a different metal for the club face. i think prgr still make good forge iron, bu the model is for low handicap players. s-yard is too expensive and not popular anymore. i like my tourstage viq forge old model (i believe it was 2006 model) while they were still made in japan, they now make them in china, which is no good. if i go to japan, i'll definitely buy a 2nd hand set of ViQ forge old model iron set. they are very easy to hit and with very soft feel. the prgr 501 is nice too, but it's not available anymore. i am in search for a good set of forge iron as well, thinking gof epon 502 or miura japanese version, but both are very expensive i believe. anyone know where i can get a good price for epon and miura japanese model iron set?

Name : M Date : 05/11/2009 PM 10:01
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
Wong hing,
Which one is more value for money, higher playability? Any other forged iron to recommend for a mid-handicapper?

Name : Wong Date : 05/11/2009 PM 09:53
Topic : forge iron comparison - miura 101 vs. epon 501/502 vs. prgr gn502 forge
it depends on what you look for. for me, if i choose forge club, i look for soft feel and good impact. i tested them all recently, i believe the miura 101 that you mentioned is the international version, i didn't feel it is that soft. the epon 502 is new and it feels good at impact. it has good soft feel too. the prgr 502 forge is nice too, but it is not 100% forge, only the body of the club head is forge and the club face is made with another type of metal, which makes the ball easier to airborne. afterall, it's all up to you own feel. as well as the price. i believe epon is very expensive. and i believe these clubs are for mid-high handicap players. have fun!

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