For over 25 years this great game of golf has played a starring role in Michael’s personal and professional life. He is currently the Director of Instruction at the Michael Breed Golf Academy located at the Manhattan Woods Golf Club in West Nyack, NY. Opened just this April, the Academy is a state-of-the-art facility that Michael has designed to give his students the best experience. He also received the highest honor of his career recently, and was chosen as the PGA’s National Teacher of the Year 2012. It is an award that he holds close to his heart and is very proud to be a PGA Professional for over 20 years now. In 2011, Michael was voted into the Top 50 Instructors in America by Golf Digest ranking 23rd on this exclusive list and in 2003, he was selected as a Top 100 Instructor in America by GOLF Magazine.
Formerly, Michael 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, Michael was asked to become the host for The Golf Fix on Golf Channel. A new instructional show, it originally aired only in the United States. Now in its fifth season, The Golf Fix is one of the most popular original broadcasts for Golf Channel and can be seen in over 80 countries. Michael also hosts The Big Break Academy on Golf Channel, in which he helps eliminated contestants. He continues to be a part of Golf Channel’s coverage of the Nationwide Tour and PGA Tour serving as an on course commentator, which he has done since 1999. In addition to covering golf for Golf Channel, Michael 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, Michael 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 very involved in charities such as the Folds of Honor, Hope for the Warriors, Wounded Warriors Foundation and Salute Military Golf Association.