Shackelford: Keys to playing Donald Ross courses
Geoff Shackleford and Gary Williams discuss the keys to play Donald Ross designed courses like Sedgefield Country Club and Plainfield Country Club. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Pinehurst No. 2: Renovation of an icon
Matt Ginella looks back on the renovation of Pinehurst No. 2. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Happy Bday Donald Ross: Pinehurst No. 2 Renovations
The MD Crew celebrated Donald Ross' Birthday by featuring the renovations done to Pinehurst No. 2 and discussing their favorite Donald Ross designed courses. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
Golfing World: An inside look at Wegmans LPGA
Golfing World takes an inside look at the Wegmans LPGA Championship at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, NY.
Asking price: Top 5 Ross designs for your budget
Matt Ginella sits down with Damon Hack to discuss his top 5 Donald Ross courses, as well as give his top 5 inexpensive courses designed by Donald Ross. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
National treasure: Rediscovering Pinehurst No. 2
Matt Ginella reports on what led to the historic restoration of Pinehurst No. 2 by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.masterpiece. Jack from time to time it's probably the most architecturally perfect golf course he's seen. People come to number two, to see number two. They come to wanna play number two. No matter where you go in the country, people who had never had the opportunity to play here were anxious to get here. It's a jewel. If there's a Saint Andrews to golf in America, most would say it's Pinehurst. Over 100 years old and host to multiple professional and amateur championships. This nation's old course, is number two. I think Ross's course probably started changing a little bit. When he died in 48. And I think it got a little bit more manicured, I think a lot of the areas were thinned out and pretty soon that golf course visually looked like any Southern club about anywhere. There were a lot of people that questioned where we had gone with the golf course . A lot of those distinctive sandy elements had been lost just slowly over time. What had happened really back in the 1970s is that, that was replaced with Bermuda grass ruff. And then for the US Opens , it that ruff just got narrower and narrower. After decades of age and layers of paint. It was time to consider going back to number two's original wood finish. The golf world has always respected that golf course . And if you don't have that, day in and day out, you cannot just be a place to just host the Open.images and new found confidence. But before they'd commit, Bill Corr and Ben Crenshaw needed more. If you're talking about under's taking this restoration prior to the Open Championships, where's the SGA come in on all this? I don't think they actually believed it at first. They took us going out on the golf course , and, and, and, Bill and Ben saying, well here's what we'd like to do on the first hole, are you okay withyou had better not mess this up. He said, because as this golf course goes, so goes this entire town. And he turned and walked away. We stripped out those 35 acres of, of grass and
2014 U.S. Open, Tee to Green: First tee
Donald Ross' incredible design at Pinehurst No. 2 is restored as Frank Nobilo explains on the first tee box of the course.What Mike's a great golf course is at the land is -- the designer or is that a combination of bugs. My favorite Saint Andrews they still don't -- -- -- really who's responsible for that right golf course but when you come upon list. -- niners actually regards the guardian of American golf is no device. Don't -- -- isYou what I'll be had to come out and play this very golf course with a stands empty on the very next night probably from -- -- further up. We'll play this golf course just the white Donald Ross wanted to.
Golfing World: Behind the scenes at Pinehurst
We go behind the scenes at Pinehurst and talk to those in the know about the famous No. 2 course, which is set to host both the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens this year.version of Pinehurst number two bares little resemblance to the courses where Payne Stewart and Michael Campbell won the US Open. Vin Crenshaw and Bill Core were called in to restore number two back to Donald Rossi's original vision. A task completed in 2011. In 2005 for the U.S Open it was very much from tree line to tree line green grass, and very little sand, very little wire grass. And as we went back and looked at historical photos, and thought about what Planters really is it's not a manicured golf course it's a natural golf course . I think that what Ben Crenshaw and Bill Quarl were able to do is they haden't changed the shot value so your hitting the same shot that you
Around Pinehurst: Local history at Tufts Archives
The history of Pinehurst is documented in the Tufts Archives.
U.S. Women's Open: Grand experiment set to begin
For the first time, the women will play the same course as the men at the U.S. Open. The question is: Will it happen again?
Ginella: Top 5 Donald Ross course you can play
Matt Ginella reveals the Top 5 Donald Ross Courses you can play. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.the case of my number three Broadmoor East half Donald Ross half Robert Trent Jones hosted the 59 US amateur run by Jack Nicklaus his first amateur and the 95 women's open won by her first women's first US open this is a spectacular venue tucked into those mountains. It's visually. Blows your mind and that's going to be about 255 dollars
Pinehurst isn't pristine, but that's the point
There's no rough, the grass is yellow and brown, and the bunkers are jagged. Pinehurst No. 2 sounds "awesome" to USGA executive director Mike Davis.
2014 U.S. Open, Tee to Green: Walk of fame
Frank Nobilo talks about the history of Pinehurst as he takes a walk of fame.instilled this man the great Donald Ross that is honor of 413. Golf courses . For normal designs to -- stumbled to his very best he lived and -- it might affect his house is just off