Michael Breed

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Michael S. Breed (born May 14, 1962, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is an American professional golfer who is currently the Director of Instruction at the Michael Breed Golf Academy at Manhattan Woods Golf Club in West Nyack, New York. He is also a Nationwide Tour course reporter for Golf Channel. Breed is also the host of "The Golf Fix",[1] which appears on Golf Channel.

Breed has been affiliated with Golf Channel since 1999. He has appeared numerous times on Golf Academy Live as both a guest instructor as well as a host. He has appeared on "Golf Talk Live", "Viewers' Forum", and "Golf Central". Michael has done numerous instructional tips for CBS Sports, Turner Sports, and Cablevision. Currently, he works as an on-course commentator for Golf Channel's coverage of the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour.

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.[2]

Some of Breed's career highlights include:

  • 2012 PGA National 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 (now Web.com Tour) in 1991
  • Worked as an assistant to Darrell Kestner at Deepdale Golf Club from 1992–1995
  • Head Professional since 1996
  • Head Professional at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, New York, since 2001
  • 2000 Metropolitan PGA Teacher of the Year
  • 2006 Metropolitan PGA Horton Smith Award Winner
  • 2007 Metropolitan PGA Horton Smith Award Winner
  • Golf Top 100 Instructor since 2003
  • Randolph-Macon College Hall of Fame Class of 2004 [1]
  • #4 teacher in the state of New York as ranked by Golf Digest in 2007
  • Assistant Professional at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, from 1989–1992

Breed graduated from Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, Virginia) in 1985.