Michael Breed

Host, The Golf Fix


Michael Breed joined Golf Channel in 1999, and has served as host of The Golf Fix, the network’s fast-paced instruction show since 2009. A Monday night staple on Golf Channel, The Golf Fix was a Cablefax Program Award finalist for “Best Education/Instructional Series” in 2014. Breed is a regular on Golf Channel’s Live From programming, airing on-site from the game’s biggest events, and also contributes to the network’s coverage of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals from Augusta National Golf Club, as well as Golf Channel’s coverage of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship and PGA Professional National Championship.  

 Breed is currently the Director of Instruction at the Michael Breed Golf Academy at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in New York. Prior, he was the Director of Instruction at Manhatten Woods Golf Club in West Nyack, N.Y. He has authored two books, The Picture Perfect Golf Swing and The Three Degree Putting Solution and has contributed his golf instruction to TBS, CBS, Cablevision, Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated.

 As one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Instructors and Golf Digest’s Top 50 Instructors, Breed earned the Metropolitan PGA Horton Smith Award in 2007 and 2008 and was named Metropolitan PGA Teacher of the Year in 2000. Also named the Metropolitan PGA Section Teacher of the Year, he is a two-time Ely Calloway winner in 2010 and 2011, and was the 2012 PGA National Teacher of the Year.

 Over the course of his career as an instructor, Breed has worked with more than 30 PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, Web.com Tour, and Champions Tour players.

 

 

  • Inside 10 feet, is there anyone more automatic than Tiger Woods? For four rounds at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Tiger made 54 of 55 attempts inside 10 feet, or 98.2 percent.

  • The very first time Loren Roberts qualified for the Masters in 1991, I was an assistant professional at Augusta National.

  • What a special performance by Tom Watson last week! He had us all – not just the baby boomers – on the edge of our seats as he came oh so close to becoming the oldest major champion ever.

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. – At 6,740 yards, Saucon Valley Country Club will prove a stern test for the girls at this week’s U.S. Women’s Open.

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. – I spent the morning with Meaghan Francella out at Saucon Valley Country Club, charting the course for this week’s U.S. Women’s Open.

  • Nick Watney’s 40-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the par-3 16th hole at Torrey Pines on Sunday was sweet redemption for a three-putt he had from a similar distance during the final round of last year’s U.S. Open.

  • I have a few additional thoughts on the topic of lag putting, which I wrote about in my initial blog entry yesterday. First off, ditch the phrase “three-putting” from your vocabulary.

  • Having watched Michelle Wie this weekend, I see a notable improvement in her posture from the previous few years. She’s standing much taller at address, which allows her to swing her arms on a higher, more efficient plane.

  • Michelle Wie couldn’t close the deal on Saturday, blowing a three-shot lead with eight holes to go and losing by three shots to Angela Stanford at the season-opening SBS Open in Hawaii. But should we have expected anything else?

  • Forty years ago, being tall was viewed as a big disadvantage on the PGA Tour because players didn’t have access to club-fitting systems; they had to adjust to their clubs.