September 10, 2017 Review of the iRT5 Hybrid with Machete Rails.
BY ASLICEOFGOLF.NET · SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
September 10, 2017
Review of the iRT5 Hybrid with Machete Rails.
Okay boys and girls, where is my first ever review of a piece of equipment.
I was intrigued by advertisements that I have seen on the iRT5 hybrid with machete rails club for $179.00, so I bought one.
The lead-in on their ad is “If hybrid clubs are supposed to give you such height and consistency, why are they so hard to hit?”, and I agree. Over the years I have purchased a number of hybrids, and every time I go back to my 5-7-and 9 woods.
I’ve bought or tried Taylor Made, Ping, Cobra and Nike without success. I even bought four of the Bobby Jone, Jesse Ortiz utility clubs at $200 each. (which I later resold all 4 for $100). Now, keep in mind that I’m an untrained amateur and this is just my hacker opinion, but they always fell short of my anticipated outcome. And frankly, I was afraid the the iRT5 with machete rails would give me the same results.
My first outing with the iRT5 was as dismal as I expected. Since I had put up my own money however, I was not going to give up that easy. I re-watched the promo advertisement with Aaron Oberholser to see what I had missed.
Here is what I learned and put into practice.
1. Put the ball more closely to the middle of my stance. (no less than a clubhead back from your heel.)
2. Make sure to hit down on the ball.
3. You must hit down on the ball (even from the bunker).
In addition I had to make sure that I hit with a strong grip. And by strong grip I don’t mean to choke the club to death. A strong grip is when the golfer can see more of the back of the left hand (for right handed golfers) and less of the back of the left hand for a weak grip. A strong grip will usually help to eliminate a slice too. I always make sure that I can see the logo on my golf glove.
The result was incredible. I has making excellent contact with the ball, the ball was getting up and running further, and very important to me as a 69 year old, swinging this club didn’t wear me out. Some of the other clubs really beat me up.
I still have a few other hybrids, so I took them to the driving range to test using the same techniques that I used on the iRT5, but they did not give me the same results at all. These clubs were still inferior to the iRT5’s performance. And a side benefit to this hybrid was that I was able to eliminate two other clubs that I rarely used anyway, and this lightened up my bad.
Result of my review. I don’t hesitate to encourage anyone from trying the iRT5. They are so new that I doubt that you can purchase one used, but go ahead and keep your eyes open for one. I would buy it again if I didn’t already have one, and I would recommend it to a friend.