Boy Scouts of America offer land to Mike Keiser
Matt Ginella tells the story of the Boy Scouts of America offering land to Mike Keiser to build a golf course in Oregon. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Keiser's golf courses saving communities
Matt Ginella reports on the story of Mike Keiser's quest to build a golf course to save a remote Nova Scotia community. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Mike Keiser courses in Rome Wisconsin
Matt Ginella brings you the story of Mike Keiser’s courses in Rome Wisconsin. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel
Bandon owner building course in Scotland
Matt Ginella reports on new Scotland course developments by Mike Keiser and Mark Parsinen. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Keiser on Bandon Dunes and Cabot Links
Matt Ginella brings you the story of Mike Keiser's Bandon Dunes and Cabot Links. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.Inverness, Nova Scotia , an unassuming small town on the west coast of Cape Breton Island, is in trouble. Living in a town of 2000 people, there's a period of adjustment which I think we've gone through as a town. For the most part what I see everyday is incredibly positive. And I don't think all of those same people would have been positive three years ago. And the local townspeople needed and wanted to save their town. And said if our town is ever to have a chance of success in the future, we need to have a golf course built there and we can't afford it so let's find someone who can. And along comes Mike Kaiser whose affinity for pure golf could resurrect a community. I don't ever say we were given a golden egg. We have beenan article was in the local paper. It said that Chicago businessman, Mike Kaiser , was gonna come out and build a golf course . My immediate reaction was, we already have a perfectly good nine hole golf course . Why would we want another one? I was looking on the east and west coast. A broker called me out of thenoes were all over coming, how can this work? And I think Mike Kaiser knew how it could work cuz he had the experience to have seen it work. Inevitably, it's just the human condition to be skeptical You looking at a change in the community that in some ways they didnt ask for. I mean they did want to have some kind of industry come in but it wanted to be something that maybe they felt was more inclusive to everyone and a golf course isn't inclusive to everyone except as employment. The reality of Talbot Lakes replacing the coal mine Is the main industry. You have
Ginella: Mickelson, Keiser drop public golf projects
Matt Ginella and Geoff Shackelford report on Phil Mickelson being out of Torrey Pines North redesign and Mike Keiser walking away from new Bandon Dunes project.and anxious to see where they take that, but the idea of Phil Mickelson not being a part of this project, he being so synonymous with what is San Diego. This Point in his career, I would have loved to have seen what he was gonna make of what that golf course is and what the golf course could be. Shane Yeah I feel the same way, he's invested in the community and I think that's a blow. Now we have even more, more great news this morning, unfortunately for public offers, man I wish we were having Better news to bring in but Bandon, there's an update on Brandon Muni. Yeah, unfortunately I learned from the Mike Kaiser camp last night that Mike Kaiser , owner of Bandon Dunes is walking away. For what would be eventually be called Bandon Links, 27 holes designed by Gil Hantz, 20 miles Just south of the resort. They have five courses there now. This essentially was going to be the sixth course. This goes all the way back seven to eight years when Mike Kaiser had this vision of acquiring this piece of property, in what was going to be a land swap with the Oregon State
Ginella's journeys: Classic courses in Canada
Matt Ginella covers the new courses in Canada. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.in Ben Eoin, overlooks Bras d'Ors lakes, and it's home to the PGA tour Canada's Cape Breton Celtic Classic. Le Portage Golf Club is in the Acadian village of Cheticamp, located between the Cape Breton highlands and the Gulf of St Lawrence. It's a convenient stop along the Cabot trail. Known for a memorable 4 hole finish, Bell Bay Golf Course is in Baddeck. Awarded Best New Golf Course in Canada by Golf Digest in 1998, it's in the top 100 courses in Canada, according to Score Golf magazine. Another gem of Cape Breton is Highlands Links, which was built by Stanley Thompson. Canada's most prolific golf architect. Highlands Links is really just a genuine old
Send 'em in: Matty G responds to viewer questions
Matt Ginella answers viewer questions like buddy trips at the Greenbrier and underrated golf escapes. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.they've got that off-road vehicle. Mm-hm. Option as well. You got multiple golf courses an, and you've got the villas. I, I always liked ta, to recommend buddy strip destinations when they have Three to fourYou got to put Herb Kohler in there. Mm-hm. He's built four golf courses one rumored to be a fifth up in Kohler. And he's hosted major championships, will host a Ryder Cup , so you gotta put Kohler in there. And if I'm gnna put a fourth person, I'd put Dick Young's cap in there,
Ginella: New courses in Wisconsin and Michigan
Matt Ginella discusses new course development by Mike Keiser in Wisconsin and Michigan. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.I think what happened at that point is Herb Kohler then called Pete Dye , who I spoke to last week, who told me, I said, "What have you been working on lately, Pete?" He said, "Well, I'm actually spending a couple of weeks up in Sheboygan. It looks like Herb's getting close to pulling the trigger on what would be the fifth golf course at the American Club." Which is big news, the fact that Herb Kohler, who's been looking for property all over the worldold-school types that gravitates to one architect. This would be the fifth golf course that Pete Dye built for Herb Kohler at American Club. Mike Keiser is sort of the new developer in that he likes to mix itAndy told me, "Actually, no. We're not looking to add a second golf course . We're assessing our property, and we like the idea of adding golf holes in the form of a par-3 course or a
Golden ticket: Ginella in Nova Scotia with Coore, Crenshaw, Keiser
Matt Ginella travels to Nova Scotia with Ben Crenshaw, Mike Keiser and Bill Coore to see a course in development. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.in Ben Eoin overlooks Bras d'Or Lakes and it's home to the PGA Tour Canada's Cape Breton Celtic Classic. Le Portage Golf Club is in the Acadian Village of Cheticamp, located between the Cape Breton Highlands and the Golf of St. Lawrence. It's a convenient stop along the Cabot trail. Known for a memorable four-hole finish, Bell Bay Golf Club is in Baddeck, awarded best new course in Canada by Golf Digest in 1998. It's in the top 100 courses in Canada according to a Score Golf Magazine. Another gem of Cape Breton is Highlands Links, which is built by Stanley Thompson, Canada's most prolific golf architect. -Highlands Links is really just a genuine old