Ginella: Rio Olympic course nearing final hurdle
Matt Ginella joins Morning Drive with the latest on the 2016 Rio Olympics golf course.
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Going green: Rio Olympic course completed
Matt Ginella is joined by Gil Hanse to discuss the latest news on the golf course set for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
Design change could delay Olympics course
Geoff Shackelford discusses the latest hold up on building the golf course in Rio for the Olympics. Watch Morning Drive on only Golf Channel.
Hanse says Olympic Golf Course is complete
After a series of setbacks, the Olympic Golf Course is finally complete.
Olympian feat: Challenges to building Rio course
Gil Hanse discusses some of the problems he has been facing on building the golf course in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics. Watch 'Morning Drive' everyday 7AM ET.the function of sort of letting us go. Let us build this golf course and that has not gone in smoothly as anyone of us had hoped. -How close did you get to the point where you thought we really had to find a different piece of property or they got to go to a different course or this is just not gonna happen? -You know, I think we're in a position right now. We've got the next 60 to 90 days at a critical 'cause we're actually getting into sort of the more golf expertise, the installation of irrigation, the golf course contractor; neither of which have been retained by the owner yet so we have to sort of get all of that in place and get things moving and I think sort of, you know, check back maybe when I'm at Dural we can-- At that point, we'll know how this thing is gonna ultimately turn out. -The World Cup is coming and then two more years after that we've got the Olympics. What's it-- What's it like in Rio? -You know,of time walking. I mean we have ideas where we think the golf course should go, but I think, you know, we'll find as it's unveiled-- we'll find a lot better golf holes . -All right. So, there was interesting twist in which at one point you were going to potentially build 27 holes there. -Right.
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Hanse: 'Cannot rush final details' of Olympic course
Gil Hanse said Monday that even though the progress in Rio has been slow and steady, he and his team “cannot rush the final details” on the 2016 Olympic golf course or it won’t turn out as desired.
Show off: Designer Hanse maps Rio Olympic course
Gil Hanse shows off some the key features to expect from the course for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Watch 'Morning Drive' Everyday 7AM ET.know, we would literally move to Rio to-- to work on the golf course . Which is slightly atypical for us but we do spend a ton of time on site. So, it was a commitment butof the team. -Very exciting to actually see the routing of this golf course . And much like you did for the Blue Monster, can you kind of take us through -Sure. -what we can expect to see in 2016? -Absolutely. You know, I think the-- the way we analyze the property and Jim Wagner and I really spent some time looking it over. And just-- just try to focus on how we would divide it. Andpretty good out there. So that allowed a tremendous element to the golf course especially since it's so open. -So I've got-- I've been dying to ask this. -Sure. -'Cause Matt and I we're talking about