Ryan “The Big Deal” Reisbeck – Long Drive Biography
Ryan Reisbeck of Layton, UT is a professional long drive golfer, insurance and real estate professional and is currently a managing member of the Professional Long Drivers Association (PLDA).
After high school Ryan attended Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah where he received a BS in Business Administration while playing baseball as a pitcher for both institutions. He also served a two-year church service mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Philippine islands where he learned to speak Tagalog and developed a love for the people and their culture.
While attending university, Ryan married Sarah Whittaker, his high school sweetheart. They have 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys and are very active in sports and extracurricular activities.
In 2010 Ryan started competing in long drive where he quickly fell for the adrenaline filled sport. In 2017 Ryan became the #1 ranked long driver in the world and has 10 World Championship appearances, 12 first place finishes, 12 runner-up finishes and is currently a member of the Callaway Long Drive Team.
His passion for the sport goes beyond competing, it has driven him to keep the sport of long drive alive and thriving through the Covid-19 pandemic by forming the Professional Long Drivers Association (PLDA). In June of 2020 he, and a few of his fellow long drive competitors, began organizing and hosting long drive events (14 thus far) and don’t have plans to stop. Their vision is to grow the sport of long drive throughout the world and change the game of golf.
Driver: Callaway Epic Speed – 4* Loft
Shaft: Paderson Kinetixx – LD 30+
Fastest Recorded Clubhead Speed: 154.7 mph
Fastest Recorded Ball Speed: 226.7 mph
Longest Drive in Competition: 485 yds
From: Layton, Utah, USA
Height: 6’4” Weight: 260
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