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Michael S. Breed (born May 14, 1962, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a widely regarded as one of the premier teachers in the game of golf. For over 25 years the game of golf has played a starring role in Breed's personal and professional life. In December of 2014, Breed, in conjunction with The Trump Organization, announced the opening of the Michael Breed Golf Academy at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. Breed was chosen as the PGA's National Teacher of the Year 2012. In 2003, he was selected as a Top 100 Instructor in America by Golf Magazine. In 2011, Breed was voted into the Top 50 Instructors in America by Golf Digest, now ranking 13th on this list, and #1 in the state of New York.
Formerly, Breed was the Head Golf Professional at Sunningdale Country Club for 12 years from 2001–2012. His experience includes five years as the Head Golf Professional at Birchwood Country Club and Assistant Professional positions at Deepdale Golf Club and Augusta National Golf Club.
In 2008, Breed was asked to become the host for The Golf Fix on Golf Channel. An instructional television show, The Golf Fix originally debuted only in the United States. Now in its seventh season, The Golf Fix is one of Golf Channel's most popular original programs and can be seen in over 80 countries. Breed has also hosted Golf Channel's Big Break Academy, in which he helped eliminated contestants. He has also been a part of the broadcast team for Golf Channel's coverage of the Nationwide Tour and PGA Tour serving as an on course commentator, since 1999. In addition to covering golf for Golf Channel, Breed serves as the analyst for PGA.com in its coverage of the PGA Championship, PGA Professional National Championship, and the Ryder Cup.
In addition to all of this, Breed has worked with over 30 PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Senior Tour players. He serves on several boards for the Metropolitan PGA and has for over 10 years. He has represented the PGA of America at the National Golf Day in Washington D.C. for the past three years. He is involved in charities such as the Folds of Honor, Hope for the Warriors, Wounded Warriors Foundation and Salute Military Golf Association.
Breed's first book (co-authored with Greg Midland), Picture Perfect Golf Swing: The Complete Guide to Golf Swing Video Analysis, was released by Simon & Schuster/Atria Books on May 13, 2008. Breed is the inventor of the putting and chipping brace for golfers. He also hosts a radio show called Tee Time. Breed also contributed to writing No More Slice for Dummies. In September 2011, his second instructional book The 3-Degree Putting Solution was released through Penguin Group. In 2014 he released the video series "Effect to Cause".
Other career highlights
- 2012 PGA National Teacher of the Year
- 2009 Metropolitan PGA Teacher of the Year
- 2006 and 2007 Metropolitan PGA Horton Smith Award Winner
- Randolph-Macon College Hall of Fame Class of 2004
- 2000 Metropolitan PGA Teacher of the Year
- Played in the 1994 Greater Hartford Open on the PGA Tour
- Played a number of events on the Ben Hogan Tour in 1991
- Graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia in 1985
Breed has worked with many tour pros over the years on the PGA Tour, Web.com Tour, LPGA Tour and mini tours. Players include: Shaun Micheel, James Vargas, John Kimbell, Meaghan Francella, Jay Williamson, Chris Smith, Kyle Reifers, Chris Parra, Scott Sterling, J.J. Henry, Joe Ogilvie, Bubba Dickerson, Doug Labelle, David Branshaw, Kyle Thompson, Jeff Gove, Tom Byrum, Ron Whittaker, Darron Stiles, Curt Byrum, and Kevin Johnson. Breed is also the host of "The Golf Fix", which appears on Golf Channel.