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Covering courses, resorts and avid amateurs for Golf Channel's Morning Drive. (Born at Sports Illustrated, raised at Golf Digest.)

Pasatiempo to Pinehurst: Water conservation and sustainability — According to the United States Drought Monitor, almost half of the country is experiencing abnormally dry conditions. Nevada and California, home to over 1,000 golf courses, are two states going through what's categorized as "exceptional drought." Which is why it's no wonder that the growth and sustainability of the game is dependent on the shrinking of a turf footprint.

Keiser planning a new course in Scotland: Coul Links Beach — Not even a visionary saw this this one coming. He says it was Royal Dornoch that inspired him to create Bandon Dunes, a mystical golfapalooza on the southwest coast of Oregon. And then he did it again in Tasmania. And then again in Nova Scotia.

Buddies trips when budget's not the top concern — If you're looking for golf trips on a budget, this list isn't for you. This is a list of The Best. Even in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (no. 9), which is well known for value and packages, my favorite courses have peak-season green fees north of $200.
Sep 24, 2015

RT @PinehurstResort: Pinehurst is at the top of @MattGinellaGC's list of Top 10 buddies trip destinations. Check it out:

Sep 24, 2015

RT @GolfAdvisor: Entered our Ultimate Buddies Trip? Check out @MattGinellaGC's top buddies trip destinations:

Sep 27, 2015

RT @GolfAdvisor: Best of the best. Splurge on one (or two, or ten) of @MattGinellaGC's ultimate buddies trips:

Oct 09, 2015

RT @ShipSticks: Where will you travel with your buddies? Check out @mattginellagc top 10 buddy trips you must take! #bandondunesgolf

Q&A with Yogi Berra — "If I shoot good -- fine. If I don't -- tough luck." Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra, 84, played in 14 World Series with the Yankees, and won 10. Both are a record. Berra and his wife, Carmen, live in New Jersey and recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary.
Sep 23, 2015

.@MattGinella's @GolfDigest interview with Yogi Berra (first salary in bigs: $5,000; fine for in-season golf: $200):

Sep 23, 2015

Berra told me his lowest handicap: 10. His lowest score: 76. My Q&A with the legend:… #ripyogi

Sep 23, 2015

RT @GolfDigest: Yogi Berra once told us that being a catcher is like being a pitcher's caddie: RIP, Yogi.

10 great short courses in the U.S. — As part of Junior Golf Week on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive," Matt Ginella showcases 10 of his favorite short courses in the U.S. Golf doesn't have a firm definition of "short course," other than when you're on a short course, you know it's a short course.

Best Buddies-Trip Destinations

National Interest in Sharp Park Golf Course Restoration — ANOTHER ANTI-GOLF LAWSUIT DISMISSED - SHARP PARK GOLF/HABITAT RECOVERY PROJECT BEGINS Sunday, June 7, 2015 On May 28, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Garrett Wong dismissed the lawsuit Wild Equity Institute, et al vs. City and County of San Francisco, finding that San Francisco's environmental review has been adequate.

Top 10 budget buddies trip destinations in the U.S. — I'm often asked about not only where the world's best golf destinations are, but also where I can go to find exceptional value. Over the years covering buddies trips for Golf Digest and now Golf Channel's Morning Drive, I've determined these ten destinations do golf on a budget better than anywhere else in the United States.
Aug 29, 2015

When @kingelder10 asked about my Top 10 buddies trips on a budget, I updated my list:…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @GolfAdvisor: Matty Monday: Check out @MattGinellaGC's top-10 budget buddies trip destinations in the U.S.:

30A’s Truman Makes Special Appearance on Golf Channel — The 30A Company's own mascot, Truman the beach cruiser, made quite the splash in a recent feature on the Golf Channel. Matt Ginella, the network's travel correspondent, made a trip to South Walton to explore not only the area's 13 top-class golf courses, but also the culture and lifestyle that make 30A such a sought-after place to live and visit.

Whistling Straits ready for 2015 PGA Championship — SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- The Straits course at Destination Kohler is a bit of a Midwestern phenomenon. Having risen from the "dunes," by way of thousands of truck loads of dirt and sand, Pete Dye transformed an old military test site into the host of multiple major championships, including the 2015 PGA Championship.
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Nov 26, 2015

@MikeButeau Lots of people like to talk about "growing the game," but very few understand what that means.

Nov 26, 2015

There's only one life worth living, and that's a life full of friends and family. I'm thankful for both every day.

Nov 24, 2015

RT @VC606: Update of the #OlympicGolf Rankings after week #47 (based on the #OWGR projection for July 11th, 2016) #Rio2016

Nov 21, 2015

Update on Kohler's 5th, top spots in Florida & the ultimate 4-day Bandon itinerary:……

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