Coore and Crenshaw tour future course at Big Cedar Lodge
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw tour the site of a future course at Big Cedar Lodge.
Golf options abound at Big Cedar Lodge
Matt Ginella and Gary Williams share why Big Cedar Lodge is a vacation destination experience like no other. Big Cedar Lodge is the host site for the Champions Tour's 2015 Legends of Golf. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Coore, Crenshaw survey land at Big Cedar Lodge
Matt Ginella walks along with Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw and Johnny Morris as they survey raw ground for a new golf course at Big Cedar Lodge. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
#AskMattyG: Masters replica courses?
Matt Ginella joins Cara Robinson to answer a variety of questions from his mailbag. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Big Cedar founder on new Coore-Crenshaw course
Founder of Big Cedar Lodge and Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris talks about the course to be built by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.an eighteen-hole course by Tom Plazio. You have a nine-hole course by Jack Nicklaus . You have a, driving range here by Arnold Palmer . You're building a Gary Player. Nine hole course. You have a putting course by Tom Watson. But you're not stopping there. What do you have for us today? Well we're very excited that Bill Cuer and Ben Crenshaw are going to build a great 18 hole course for us on a beautiful ridge over here on the Ozarks not far away. But beautiful vistas and we couldn't be more proud that they're going to help us build this golf course . That's pretty good news for the world of golf. And as a fan of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw's work I, I know why you, you selected this architectural team, but you tell me why you picked it. Well, I was
Cookie and Gary play Big Cedar, size up event
John Cook and Gary Williams talk a lot of trash as they play Big Cedar, site of the Legends of Golf tournament. Watch Morning Drive everyday on Golf Channel.gonna listen to ya. What about this format? Because you'll play this golf course four times. It's a nine-hole golf course , and you will change formats as you change sides. Have you and Joey Sindelar talked about it, and what's your thoughts on it? Not really. We we, we played the other day, played 18 holes. We
Happy Birthday to Morning Drive's Gary Williams!
Gary Williams celebrates his 48th birthday at the Big Cedar Lodge at the Legends of Golf tournament. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.the greatest female golfers of all time in history books. Also, the Boston Celtics . Won the NBA title . But no air conditioning in the gym. Don't go there. And Muhammad Ali went five and oh, retained the title the world title and that championship belt . All iconic times, and Theory Williams was born. Aw. Our Gary Williams. How about that. 48 years old today. He and Keegan
Gary's wet and not-so-wild tour of Big Cedar Lodge
Gary Williams and Matt Ginella preview the Top of the Rock par 3 nine-hole course in Branson, Mo. Watch Morning Drive everyday at 7AM ET.international side as well as on the United States side. Of course, Fred Couples had a great run. And who is going to be next as they take this competition, Kelly, over to South Korea? Can't
Irwin: Legend among Champions Tour legends
Gary Williams is joined by Hale Irwin to discuss Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf. Watch Morning Drive everyday on Golf Channel.man who owns many of the historic benchmarks, earnings, wins, on the Champions Tour . Hale Urwin, it's nice to see you. It's good to be here. Thank you. Well this is this is old home weekholes. It's really nothing short of spectacular. But I think for the Champions Tour particularly, but maybe golf in general, it shows that we can incorporate. These other venues into something that makes a lot of sense, that makes a lot of fun. And frankly, we are in the entertainment business. We need to provide the entertainment. And, and the players are being entertained this week with this golf course . Next week is the US Open . You're a three time champion of the national championship. Did you happen to see any of the re-airing of the 74 massacred wing foot that we had on Golf Channel last week? You think I want to get massacred again? That, that was a, a very difficult venue. And, and just to relive it in my mind is scary enough. But no I didn't get a chance to. I, I do have it at home. I have looked at it on occasion. It a, it brings back some frightening memories of how difficult that golf course was. For players who play and, and think they, they can contend. Everyone said, well you had the makeup to be a US Open champion. What is the makeup of a US Open champion? Idiocy? Stupidity well I think what you have to have in, for any. Any successful endeavor, it really doesn't matter what it is. You have to have that, the soul and the want and, and the desire to excel. But I think for a US Open in particular, you have to have a tenacity. Because it is gonna test you. You're, it's gonna test all the facets of your game, but more than anything else it's gonna test your patience. Mm-hm. Because you don't have. Birdie holes that you might ordinarily have in, in another golf course . You're not looking oh, here comes a par five, I can breathe out. Well, you, you better hang on, it might be
The 'Mountain Men' of the Big Cedar Lodge
Gary Williams and Matt Ginella explore the wilderness and earn a new nickname at the Big Cedar Lodge for the Legends of Golf tournament. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.Yeah. Now, I mean, wha, what we did, you know, when you're fly fishing , that's, that, you know, that's serene. Yeah. But what we did last night was entirely different. Well, and we've talked a little
Morning Drive: Ginella, Williams play archery tag
Matt Ginella and Gary Williams play archery tag near Big Cedar Lodge. Watch Morning Drive everyday on Golf Channel.I, I don't know. But last night you had not seen the golf course yet. And you've talked a lot about your position about short course golf, and how it's such a practical alternative, how about your impression on seeing the golf course for the first time? Yeah, the fact that we came back up to the property just before sunset and were able to
Johnny Morris Speaks about creating Legends of Golf
Johnny Morris, Founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, speaks out about creating Legends of Golf at the Big Cedar Lodge. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.loved that, and so I developed a desire to build, build a golf course and we didn't have much room on this hilltop, except maybe four or par three course. And we hooked up with Jack Nicholas and he came here, and then we got Arnold Palmer involved and. We've, we've put a lot of energy into this place and it's an honor to get to share it withyou have with the players who have come here to enjoy this golf course . This, this outdoors man meets golf legend , seems to be a perfect fit . Yeah, we think it is and even one of the young girls, a receptionist down here, was telling me. I overheard herit. The general public is gonna get a change to play this golf course when the tournament is over. Seven and a half, close to eight years, you poured your heart and soul into this. Does
Touring Big Cedar, and getting stuck in an elevator in a cave
Gary Williams and Matt Ginella discuss the things to do when at Big Cedar Lodge, including getting stuck in an elevator in a cave. Watch Morning Drive everyday on Golf Channel.all the activities at night, and it was a combination they had Elvis impersonators they were literally just jumping, falling out of the sky. How, how? It was, you know, guns ere going off, explosions were happening. A Nascar car drove by being chased by a, a cop. I was, and I'm sitting around and I'm looking at, trying to count the number of major championships that were represented in, in the crowd. I there had to be, there had to be 35 major championships for sure. Count for, It was it was very impressive. Yeah, Tony Stewart , who's got a relationship with Bass Pro Shops, Richard who's a legendary car owner, he was there as well. So last night,