Ginella's Journey: Discover the Palm Beaches
Spring is right around the corner and Matt Ginella outlines why the Palm Beaches should be near the top of your list of Florida golf destinations.
Ginella’s Journey: Places to play and stay in Puerto Vallarta
Matt Ginella shows off the things to do, and the places to play and stay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Ginella's Journey: Sea Island
From service, setting and off course amenities, Sea Island attracts many golfers of all skill-sets.
Ginella's Journeys: Bandon Dunes Punchbowl putting course
Damon Hack talks with travel insider Matt Ginella about the new 2-acre Punchbowl putting course at Bandon Dunes. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
Ginella's Journeys: Northeastern, Scotland
Matt Ginella explores the culture and golf courses in northeastern Scotland. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.special place for us on the back of. Of last year and Phil Mickelson winning the playoff. Oh what about that shot from Phil Mickelson . Absolutely wonderful. Oh you don't want this round to end, you know? This is a true gem really. Although Castle Stuart is quickly becoming must see tees and greens, nothing attracts more annual tourists than a seldom seen creature roaming the water. Of Loch Ness . What's going to happen here today? There is a strong possibility that you might be lucky and see the lady yourself. The lady. Who's the lady? The lady is known worldwide as Nessie, commonly known as the Loch Ness Monster, a term that was created by the media, not by the local people around here. The scientists have said for years
Ginella's Journey: Exploring culture in the O.C.
Matt Ginella explores Orange Country, California for the golf and culture. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.Creek to welcome a familiar face known to the world from the PGA Tour , the Champions Tour , Ryder Cup , and of course, Morning Drive. Have John take a look at my swing maybe. -I don't see a whole lot. -That's not
Ginella's Journeys: Visiting Cancun, Mexico
Matt Ginella discusses his visit to Cancun on his last stop this season with Holly Sonders. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.new life involves more golf. I went from playing in Playa Mujeres, Greg Norman designed it flat and conducive to resort golf-- To Moon Palace, a sanctuary and a watering hole literally for tourists from all over the world. Juan Carlos, tell me a little bit about the Moon Spa and Golf Club. -It's a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course . We are the landmark of the destination when in relates to golf. -Oh, I got a putt at. -Great job. -You tellbut you don't want to be in them. We've had in this golf course last year, 60,000 rounds. We have basically- -60,000 rounds, wow. -It sounds kind of absurd. -It's absurd. 9000 rounds. I really enjoyedwas much more my speed. A new day and not just another golf course . Mayacoba's El Cameleon, one of my favorite Greg Norman's designs hosted a PGA tour event this week. Alright, David a little closer to the hole, David. -Alright. -I don't like my chances. What do you know about the golf course ? -I think it's a very challenging course from the tee. It's not easy to hit the fairways and when it's really windy,
Ginella's Journey: Golf and culture in Phoenix
Matt Ginella teaches us the culture and golf life in Phoenix, Arizona. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.one would probably be Troon North. I mean, I love the Pinnacle golf course . I think it's one of my favorite ones. We-Ko-Pa would probably be number two. I'd probably go Quintero. It's a golf course that a lot of people don't know about. It's probably the most beautiful desert golf course I've played. It's tough. You gotta bring a couple extra dusty balls and play it. I mean, I would obviously say TPC Scottsdale and just playing the golf course they have the tournament at. And finally, I really like Southern Dunes. It's a little bit further south. It's not as deserty.
Ginella's Journey: Puerto Rico
Matt Ginella shows the culture and golf of Puerto Rico. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.of the golf professionals on the island prefer this as their favorite golf course to play when they come here because it's so much fun, but it's also challenging. This golf course hosted the 2004 World Amateur, so all the top amateur players in the world have played this golf course . God bless us. Left myself a tricky little up and down here. Oh,I love it, go in, go in. Hello. Hello. Woo. Hello. Nothing better than cutting the up, out of an up and down. I love this place. And before I left, Jeff filled me in on other golf options in the area. Which includes Trump International, host of the PGA Tour's Annual Puerto Rico Open. And Bahia Beach where my host was the local legend and two-time World Series winner, Eduardo Figueiredo. I see you got the the littlegolf bag here, huh? Yeah. You know, I see so many pro, you
Ginella's Journeys: Southwest coast of Ireland
Matt Ginella takes us through the sights and sounds of the main golf courses in the southwest coast of Ireland. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.why is this a must? -Well, I think it's more than the golf course . We've got Kinsale as the nearest town, which is, you know, the gourmet capital of Ireland. Great Irish beers as well. Just a really pretty seaside town. And the golf course is, I believe, is an experience that you won't see anywhere else. The golf course is great. It's pretty playable. You know, if you want a tough golf course , go to the back tees, challenge Luke Donald's 68-course record. And if you like stagnant cliff edges, we'll get to that every second hold here. -Do you have a favorite
Ginella's Journey: Top golf courses in SoCal
Matt Ginella discusses the top golf courses in Southern California with Damon Hack. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.is a big difference. Northern Trust Open is in outlay right now, PGA Tour . What are five great spots, if you will, in Southern California to play some golf for the people? -I've got a good
Ginella's Journey: San Francisco, California
Matt Ginella travels to San Francisco to show the culture and golf in the area. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.most dangerous criminals in the 20th century, and then of course the Golden Gate Bridge , and that's the crown jewel of San Francisco. -Best happy hour spot. -It's right here. -For an avid golfer or for someone who wants a good meal, nice cocktail, the price is right, this place is fantastic. -There it is. -There it is. -All right. Thanks, buddy. I appreciate the information. -Yeah, you too. -Yeah. -Thank you. -Next stop, Presidio Golf Course , which trips with San Francisco history and open for public play in 1996. Here I met a formidable local talent, Ryan Winther, who through large buckets of hard work, has set Guinness World Records for ball speed and an incredible 430-yard tee shot. How long have you been playing golf ? -Almost six years now. -You just took it off? -Yeah. I was always able to hit the ball far, and I was
Ginella's Journey: Tampa Bay area, Florida
Matt Ginella gives us the history and top golf courses of the Tampa Bay area. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.I can tell you over the years that I have seen this golf tournament won and lost on these three holes. One of the most brutal finishing stretches in golf, and home to the PGA Tour's Tampa Championship, not many get through the Snake Pit unscathed. Oh. That will not be easy. Let's see if we can get