iRT5 Review



September 10, 2017 Review of the iRT5 Hybrid with Machete Rails.

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.