Here’s how it went down…
At first our testers were curious.
I’m sure a few of them were skeptical, too.
It was easy to see why.
We’d just shown these golfers a new club – a hybrid, to be exact – that looked a bit, well, different from what they were used to.
Not the crown or the face, mind you, but the sole – home to five gently curved rails called “Machete Rails.”
The name seemed to pique the golfers’ interest.
Then we’d explained how this radical technology worked and how it would benefit their games.
(Short version: The rails help square the clubface, resist twisting and generate an extra-high launch. The result is superior accuracy and height from any lie. As you’ll see shortly, it’s really quite remarkable.)
The golfers had nodded politely, said things like “Sounds cool” and prepared to give it a rip.
I’m not sure what they expected from this unusual club.
But I can tell you this:
A single swing and all skepticism vanished.
“Oh my God,” marveled one golfer.
“Holy (bleep),” blurted another.
It went that way for two whole days, with 24 golfers testing the new club against their own clubs.
By the time we were done, all 24 were in lock-step agreement.
You don’t get many unanimous votes these days.
But then, you don’t often see breakthroughs like Machete Rails – the force that propels this new club’s unmatched performance.
The club in question?
We’ve got proof, too, from the 24 golfers who tested it. That’s coming right up.
First, let’s take a look at the design feature that’s the iRT-5’s secret sauce:
That’s the iRT’s Machete Rails – and they’re gonna help save your game.
Far from a cleverly named gimmick, Machete Rails are a truly ingenious technology.
What do they do? Pretty much everything you could ask.
For starters, the Machete Rails:
To put it in a nutshell…
Why? Because the iRT-5 is built for you, the regular golfer – not Tour pros.
Did I mention the iRT also fights a slice without causing hooks?
It’s true. But I’ll save that for later.
I should probably introduce myself first.
Hi folks, I’m Arron Oberholser, PGA Tour winner and TV golf commentator.
When I turned pro in 1998, hybrids weren’t much more than a novelty.
Within a few years, they were golf’s Next Big Thing.
The hype was HUGE.
Then came the letdown.
Don’t get me wrong – hybrids haven’t been a total bust. I think we can agree that in most every way, they’re better than the long irons of old.
Then again, long irons set a pretty low bar.
Maybe that’s why golfers have settled for sub-par performance from their hybrids. Why else would you put up with clubs that are:
I can only think of one reason to accept such mediocrity:
There’s no other choice.
Going back to long irons is no option. And fairway woods offer the same frustrations as hybrids. Sometimes worse.
Which leaves you searching for a swing that will unlock your hybrids’ potential.
Or experimenting with different hybrid brands, lofts and shafts.
Or avoiding your hybrids altogether by gripping down on your 3-wood or muscling up on a 5-iron.
By now, you’ve probably tried everything.
Only to end up right back where you started.
Clearly, though, you haven’t given up. You wouldn’t be here if you had.
I must say, I admire your persistence.
And I’m happy to say it’s about to pay off.
Despite the true story I told you earlier – about those 24 golfers who swooned over the iRT – you probably have your doubts.
You’ve been burned so many times, you’re bound to have scars.
And while I can scream and shout and swear that this new club is the bee’s knees, I know you won’t just take my word for it.
You want proof.
Proof of real golfers getting real results – and preferably, getting them real fast.
Honestly, I’m glad you want to see some genuine evidence. Because I’ve got mountains of it.
I’ll start with a video of our testers. Watch and marvel at their results (which I didn’t believe until I saw for myself):
We’ll see and hear a lot more from these guys shortly. In the meantime, let’s dig into the details of this remarkable new club.
The iRT features 24° of loft and a Hi-Flite graphite shaft built specifically to match the clubhead and to launch the ball higher. The shaft promotes a high launch, which most amateurs struggle to get from hybrids, while its lightweight profile helps you swing with maximum speed and efficiency. It’s available in four flex options (suitable for a wide range of swing speeds).
Now, about those Machete Rails…
I’ll tell you what struck me the moment I saw them:
This is technology you can see and feel.
Indeed, the Machete Rails literally stand out – a sharp contrast to many modern clubs, whose “innovative” features hide beneath layers of metal and composites.
The iRT’s Machete Rails run from front edge to back along the sole, with the outer rails curved ever so slightly… but to HUGE effect.
If you’re like most amateurs, you attack the ball on a steep angle. This causes the toe to hit the ground first, opening the clubface and sending the ball dead right.
The iRT’s Machete Rails compensate for this action by preventing the toe from digging while steering the clubface toward a square impact position. (Why haven’t you seen this kind of design in golf stores? Because big manufacturers can’t simply build products for amateurs – their clubs have to meet tour players’ demands, too.)
What’s more, the rails keep the clubhead from twisting as they hit the turf, giving you much greater accuracy from the fairway and rough. They also help you get underneath the ball for higher shots from the fairway and tee.
Obviously, the designers were aware of the iRT’s capabilities from their own trial runs.
But you never know how a new club will perform for everyday golfers.
Mind you, this wasn’t a tiny sample set of hand-picked ringers.
This was 24 players with handicaps ranging from 4 to 25, and clubhead speeds between 57 and 98 MPH.
Chances are, a couple of them carry the same handicap as you. I’d bet that a few share your swing speed, your strengths and weaknesses, your most common miss-hit…
And your frustration with conventional hybrids.
Believe me, we heard plenty of that.
“I’ve never found one I felt comfortable with,” said Phil Buhler, a 4 handicapper who gave up on hybrids in favor of a 5-wood.
“With my current hybrid,” offered 16-handicapper Maurice Lee, “I just never know if I’m gonna hit it good or bad.”
Dennis Dickerson, also a 16, was especially blunt. “I’ve tried every hybrid that’s ever been made,” he growled. “I keep them in a barrel in my garage.”
Then there was 10-handicapper Marv Stammen, who summed up the group’s feelings – and maybe yours – with this comment:
“Hearing all about hybrids, I expected better performance out of them than I actually got.”
Those words drove home our own conclusion:
Traditional hybrids have fallen well short of their lofty claims.
Naturally, we welcomed the validation. On the other hand, it meant the iRT was facing an uphill battle.
“Good enough” wouldn’t be good enough to win over this crowd.
The iRT would have to dominate.
Turns out, it was up to the task. And then some.
They came wielding clubs from companies you’ve surely heard of.
By day’s end, they were gushing over a hybrid that came out of nowhere.
While the testers had high praise for the new club’s look and feel, it was hard data – provided by a state-of-the-art TrackMan launch monitor – that proved truly convincing.
Some, like 14-handicapper Jim Orke, saw huge distance gains with the iRT.
Others, including 22-handicapper Paul Magee, enjoyed much better accuracy.
Best of all, many of them got an across-the-board boost.
Did I mention that none of these golfers had ever seen the iRT, let alone swung it?
Or that some of them carried hybrids custom-fit to their specs and swings?
And yet, the iRT came out on top. And it wasn’t even close.
It didn’t matter where they played from, either.
Our golfers tried the iRT from the tee and fairway, of course, as well as the rough. Divots, too. Heck, we even stepped on the ball a few times to see how the club fared from the nastiest of lies.
Nothing could stop the iRT… or knock the Machete Rails off course.
No wonder all 24 golfers gave it the ultimate seal of approval. Every player wanted one of his own.
No hemming. No hawing. No, “Hmmm… Let me get back to you on that.”
Just 24 enthusiastic endorsements.
Here’s a healthy sampling:
“The rails seemed to make it much easier to keep the club going straight through, the face of the club square and to the target. It felt like when I did hit behind the ball, it guided me through the ball and allowed it to go to where I wanted it to go.”
Bruce Singleton, 12 handicap
“I hit the (iRT) and I'm sure I had a surprised look on my face because it flew higher. The pattern was very, very tight every time I hit. I hit it from several different lies and they all were consistent, much more consistent than my other hybrid. I had more confidence after a few swings with this club than I did with my old hybrid. I'd put it in the bag right now.”
Marv Stammen, 10 handicap
“The club I play at home has lots of long grass, and so a club that is capable of dealing with that is a wonderful thing. It will help my game a lot. The rails cut through the high grass much better than the flat surface of the hybrid I've been using. Since I have a high handicap, any help I can get is welcome, and this club provides exactly the kind of help that I need.”
Bob Brown, 25 handicap
“When you look down at it, it's not gimmicky, it looks nice and clean, and the feel of it is very solid. Every hit was, it felt solid.”
Pete Rizzo, 18 handicap
“This thing had the strength and the power, it seemed like, of a driver or 3-wood. I've never hit a hybrid as well as I've hit this. I came away with this club with just more confidence than I have with any club. I'm just a regular guy and this could be a game changer for me.”
Dave Postle, 20 handicap
“It outperformed my hybrid completely. Knowing that I do hit the iRT farther and straighter and higher, it's definitely a club I want to put in my bag.”
Roger Engelking, 20 handicap
“The iRT swings real smooth. I like the fact that it glides through the grass and helps me straighten out the clubface so that I'm hitting the ball straighter, which is a big key for me. I could really see my handicap going down with a club like this.”
Tim Sherry, 18 handicap
“When I first set the club down, it's really square looking, which for me is really important. I don't like them closed, don't like them open. When you go to hit it, it stays square. The whole face seems like there's a big sweet spot. I like the soft feel. I like the sound. All of that just is an amazing club.”
Scott German, 4 handicap
Since you’re still with me, perhaps you’d like a straight-up, side-by-side breakdown of the iRT-5 and a conventional hybrid (like the one you’re probably playing now).
|Conventional Hybrid||iRT-5 Hybrid
with Machete Rails
Clubhead self-corrects when clubface/path are off line, resulting in square impact (and straight shots)
Easy to launch from the fairway, and stop on the green, thanks to extra-low center of gravity
Glides across turf to prevent digging for amazing forgiveness on fat shots
Reduced sole contact with ground means less resistance & twisting in long grass, fairway bunkers & poor lies
Five rails on sole cut through rough to produce exceptionally clean contact
Inspires confidence to hit down and through any shot from any lie
Fights a slice without causing a hook
Earlier, I explained how the Machete Rails work. You’ve seen video evidence of their impact and read rave reviews from golfers who’ve experienced the iRT firsthand.
And yet, I suspect you have some questions – and you want answers before investing your hard-earned money in a club you’ve never heard of.
I don’t blame you.
Hopefully, this Q&A section will make your decision as easy as, well, hitting the iRT.
A: Great question. I’ll let you in on a little secret.
The iRT’s designers actually have extensive experience with major equipment companies. In fact, several of their creations have earned Golf Digest Hot List honors.
In short, these guys know what they’re doing. And we’re delighted they’re doing it for us.
A: I had that very question prior to testing. Indeed, several of our test golfers reported hooking the ball with their own hybrids – yet none of them did it with the iRT.
Two single-digit handicappers, Dennis McCann (8.5) and Scott German (4), even saw their low hooks turn into soft fades with the iRT.
A: I can’t say for sure without knowing your clubhead speed and other factors, so I’ll offer a hypothetical. Let’s say you swing the iRT at 80 MPH – about average for a male golfer with a hybrid. You’ll probably hit it around 170 – 175 yards.
A: If the testimonials from several single-digits don’t convince you, maybe this will:
I replaced my own hybrid with the iRT. I may be retired from the PGA Tour, but I still like to play and I swing at tour-level speeds. This club does everything I want a hybrid to do, and some things I never thought a hybrid could do.
I’m confident it will do the same for you.
A: Yes, it’s 100% conforming and legal for all play, including tournaments.
A: On the off chance that happens within 60 days of receipt, just send it back for a full refund. (Details on this iron-clad guarantee are coming up.)
Whew! We’ve covered a lot of ground.
You’ve seen what the Machete Rails do, and how beautifully they work for golfers of all skill levels.
You’ve read gushing praise from those who’ve tried the iRT (including yours truly).
You’ve perused the Q&A and, I hope, had any remaining questions answered to your satisfaction.
So what are you waiting for? Those monster par 4s aren’t gonna tame themselves.
You know what they say: There’s no time like the present…
I can only think of one reason you didn’t click the link and head straight to the order page:
You want to see the price. Ah, yes, the ol’ bottom line.
I’m happy to report the iRT is remarkably affordable – especially at introductory pricing. (“Limited-time” introductory pricing, I should say. This deal won’t last.)
By comparison, it costs less than:
I could go on, but I know you’re a busy golfer.
So, about that price:
A few key things to note:
With most clubs, the return policy is “You hit it, you bought it.”
Not this one.
We’re so sure you’ll love the iRT Hybrid’s insanely consistent, high-trajectory, deadly accurate performance, we welcome you to rip open the package the instant yours arrives – then take it to the range or course for a full-throttle, no-holds-barred workout.
Heck, hit it all day, every day for two whole months and if the iRT doesn’t blow the doors off any hybrid you’ve ever played, send it back and we’ll refund the full purchase price (minus shipping & handling).
Simple as that.
This decision seems pretty clear-cut, too. But I want boil down the key details into one bite-sized summary.
Put the iRT with Machete Rails in your bag and you’ll FINALLY have a hybrid you can count on to:
That’s the iRT-5: The first club to fulfill the promise of hybrids.
It’s about time – and so is this offer. You won’t find a better opportunity to save cash and strokes in one fell swoop.
“I don't hit my hybrid pure. I hit it too low. Miss it often. It’s the toughest club in my bag. I'm only a once-every-other-week golfer, so I don't have a collection golf clubs in my garage. I tend to stay with the same thing. Of the few I've hit, I like the feel of this (iRT) as good or better than any. The iRT is a good-looking club. I like the black, I like the weight, I like the feel in my hand.”
Bill Fenoglio, 19 handicap
“With the iRT, I hit that and it was ‘Holy (bleep).’ It went where I was aiming, which is always the trouble with me. I absolutely loved it.”
Paul Magee, 22 handicap
“Compared to my current hybrid, this is a more solid feeling club, something I could play with easily. I’d replace my current hybrid with this new iRT in a second.”
Tom Samuelson, 17 handicap
“(I) tend to hit my hybrid low with a low hook. What the rails did for me was it straightened it out. Frankly, I was hitting more of a left-to-right shot, which I haven't hit in 35, 40 years. The Machete Rails make the club far more stable going through impact.”
Dennis McCann, 8.5 handicap
“I hit two shots (fat), one with my hybrid, one with the iRT, and mine grabbed and hooked to the left. (The iRT) went straight, right on through, no problem whatsoever… probably 145, 150 yards. Every one of my (iRT) shots was higher. With any hybrid I've ever hit before, the iRT is definitely easier to hit, straighter and higher and longer.”
John Charnock, 19 handicap
“It just went through (the rough) like a knife on hot butter. It just sliced right through there. Very impressed. I’m sold, 100%.”
Michael Grunert, 14 handicap
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