Golf Channel to Give Viewers Head Start on New Year's Resolution to Improve Their Game with "12 Tips of Xmas," Dec. 14-24


“12 Tips of Xmas” Kicks off with Special Holiday Instruction Show, Airing Exclusively on and

Featuring New Tips from Michael Breed, Peter Jacobsen, Todd Hamilton and Martin Hall

Twelve Golf Channel Academy Coaches to be Featured within Special Year-End Morning DriveProgramming, Dec. 14-24

Viewers Can Utilize More Than 70 Tips Being Showcased Across

Golf Channel Social Media Platforms Using #12TipsofXmas

VIDEO: Special Holiday Instruction Show: #12TipsofXmas

Golf Channel is helping viewers get an early start on their New Year’s resolution to improving their golf game in 2016, with a dedicated “12 Tips of Xmas” campaign, beginning this week and continuing through Thursday, Dec. 24.

To help kick off the 12 Tips of Xmas, is featuring a special holiday instruction show on its homepage. The show is hosted by School of Golf‘s Blair O’Neal, and features exclusive new tips from Michael Breed, host of The Golf Fix; Champions Tour players Peter Jacobsen and Todd Hamilton; Golf Channel Academycoach Erika Larkin; and School of Golfhost Martin Hall. Beginning today, Dec. 14, and continuing through Thursday, Dec. 24, an additional 11 tips featuring Golf Channel Academy coaches will be unveiled one-by-one each day in the closing segment of the network’s Morning Drive year-end specials.’s specific show pages also will take part in 12 Tips of Xmaswith carousels of instruction tips from throughout the year.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Golf Channel’s social media platforms will complement the on-air and online component of 12 Tips of Xmas with an extensive campaign across its social media handles using the hashtag #12TipsofXmas. Collectively over the course of the 12 day campaign, posts will encompass more than 70 video clips of instruction tips from throughout the network’s 2015 programming. To access all #12TipsofXmas videos, follow:

Golf Channel:   Facebook & Twitter

Golf Channel Academy:   Facebook & Twitter

The Golf Fix:   Facebook & Twitter

Morning Drive:   Facebook & Twitter

YEAR-END INSTRUCTION PROGRAMMING: In addition to tips airing within Morning Drive, Golf Channel will feature some of the most memorable tips and lessons from 2015, beginning Monday, Dec. 14 and continuing through Thursday, Dec. 24. Programming will include episodes of The Golf Fix, Golf Channel Academy, School of Golf, Champions Tour Learning Center and Playing Lessons, and will air each day, Dec. 14-24, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET. Viewers won’t have to wait long for the return of new instruction programming, with dates and airtimes scheduled for shows to make their 2016 debut:

The Golf Fix                                                 Monday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. ET

Golf Channel Academy                                Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. ET

School of Golf                                              Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. ET

Champions Tour Learning Center               Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Playing Lessons                                           Spring 2016

GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMY IN 2016: Golf Channel’s network of instruction facilities, Golf Channel Academy, also has become an on-air staple, with its coaches regularly appearing on Morning Drive in the popular “Coach of the Week” segments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with instruction tips to help viewers improve their game. “Coach of the Week” will resume in 2016, Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 5-6, with Henry Brunton (Ontario, Canada). And taking the coaching element a step further, the new Golf Channel Academy Digital Magazine is now available at, where golfers can sign up for a free trial. The latest issue focuses on unique ways to practice like the pros, and will be available Tuesday, Dec. 15.

#12TipsofXmas Airing on Morning Drive Schedule (All Times Eastern)

Monday, Dec. 14                    Trent Wearner (Englewood, Colo.)                             7-9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 15                    Kevin Weeks (Lemont, Ill.)                                        7-9 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 16               Pia Nilsson & Lynn Marriott  (Scottsdale, Ariz.)          7-8 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17                   Charlie King (Greensboro, Ga.)                                 7-8 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 18                       Fred Griffin (Orlando, Fla.)                                         7-8 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 19                   Mitchell Spearman (Rye Brook, N.Y.)                          7-8 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 20                     Dana Rader (Charlotte, N.C.)                                      7-8 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 21                    Kip Puterbaugh (Carlsbad, Calif.)                               7-8 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 22                    Kelley Brooke (New York, N.Y.)                                 7-8 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 23               Kenny Nairn (Celebration, Fla.)                                  7-8 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 24                   Kellie Stenzel  (Palm Beach, Fla.)                               7-8 a.m.


Monday, Dec. 14        The Golf Fix                                                                           11 a.m.

                                 Golf Channel Academy – John Daly  (Driving)                           Noon

                                 Champions Tour Learning Center                                            12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 15       School of Golf - Get in the Zone                                              11 a.m.

                                  Playing Lessons – Gerina Piller                                                Noon

Wednesday, Dec. 16   The Golf Fix                                                                            11 a.m.

                                  Champions Tour Learning Center – Legendary Lessons           Noon

                                  Golf Channel Academy – Dave Stockton (Putting)                    12:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17      School of Golf – Unique Swings                                               11 a.m.

                                  Playing Lessons – Morgan Pressel                                            Noon

Friday, Dec. 18           Golf Channel Academy – Retief Goosen (Full Swing)                 11 a.m.

                                  Champions Tour Learning Center                                            11:30 a.m.

                                   The Golf Fix                                                                            Noon

Saturday, Dec. 19        Playing Lessons – Long Drivers                                               11 a.m.

                                   School of Golf – Power Pointers                                               Noon

Sunday, Dec. 20          Champions Tour Learning Center – Legendary Lessons            11 a.m.

                                   Golf Channel Acadmy – Jim Furyk (Full Swing)                          11:30 a.m.

                                   The Golf Fix                                                                            Noon

Monday, Dec. 21         Playing Lessons – Scott Stallings                                               11 a.m.

                                   School of Golf – Find Your Putting Stroke                                Noon

Tuesday, Dec. 22         The Golf Fix                                                                             11 a.m.

                                    School of Golf – Bring Your ‘A’ Game                                      Noon

Wednesday, Dec. 23     Golf Channel Academy – Ian Woosnam (Scoring Irons)               11 a.m.

                                    Champions Tour Learning Center                                              11:30 a.m.

                                    Golf Channel Academy – Paul McGinley (Short Game)               Noon

                                    Champions Tour Learning Center                                              12:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 24        The Golf Fix                                                                              11 a.m.

                                    School of Golf – Mickelson Magic                                              Noon