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Meet Coach Rusty: One of the world's best golf trick shot artists

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Ryan Rustand, known as Coach Rusty on social media, has been shaping and creating brilliant trick shots since before he can remember.

Before entering the trick shot world, Rustand had hopes of pursuing a high level golf career. He previously ran junior golf programs in Virginia which is where he picked up his nickname. He moved from Virginia to Florida in hopes to advance his game to the professional level.

As he continued to pursue the sport, golf began to feel like a “grind” to Rustand and he found he was not enjoying the sport as much as he once used to. 

 

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 “I want to be the guy that feels like he doesn’t work a day in his life because he enjoys what he does so much,” said Rustland. Rustand is currently sitting at 146,000 Instagram followers, 57,300 TikTok followers and 2,450 YouTube subscribers. 

At first nobody, including his family, understood what he was doing or what direction he was trying to head in. As his popularity started to grow and he became a golf internet sensation, he began to gain support from his friends and family. 

“Having people from all corners of the earth saying they’ve seen me on the internet was when my family realized that it was something they could support and get behind,” said Rustand. 

Rustand recently announced he signed a multi-year deal with Cobra and Puma Golf.

You can hear more about Coach Rusty and what he has in store for 2021 on the latest episode of the, “WHY YOU SUCK AT GOLF!” podcast.

original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/02/01/coach-rusty-ryan-rustand-best-golf-trick-shot-artists/

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