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World Record to be attempted at Rancho Murieta charity tournament

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Ryan Winther is long. Short sentence for the longest golf ball driver ever. If you follow golf and long drive at all you are familiar with the drivezillas of that sport. They’re all studs. Ryan is just the studdest of them all.

According to a fellow long driver, Winther is the, “Usain Bolt of Long Drive.” Next week, April 10-11, Winther, a Lodi area resident, is bringing his length, game and show to Rancho Murieta for a charity golf event and attempting to set a new for ball speed. Just by-the-bye, he will be attempting to better his own record of 217.1 mph. Also, for some further by-the-bye, his ball speed has been unofficially clocked at the Titleist Performance Institute at around 230 mph, but don’t let that detract from the suspense, as if he does it, you will be witness to a world record.

The record setting attempt will come on Friday after the tournament where he and Isaac Sanchez, two-time Golf Channel Big Break Show competitor will put on an exhibition. Following that there will be a free golf clinic.

The event will also feature numerous retired professional athletes from the sports of football and baseball. The celebs will be paired with each foursome and may be bid on auction style at the pairings party. The event is, the 2014 Ryan Winther charity Golf Classic. On Thursday, April 10, there will be a pairings party and auction benefitting junior golf.

Wanna play? The event is open to the public. It is limited to 120 golfers. Just call Arnie Billingsley at Rancho Murieta at 916-354-2400 or go to and register.

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