About Michael Breed
Michael Breed is one of the most dynamic, engaging and entertaining teachers in the game. He is the host of “Course Record with Michael Breed” which airs on CBS prior to coverage of the PGA TOUR. He is also a regular contributor to CBS Sports HQ.
Michael also hosts "A New Breed of Golf" on Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio weekday mornings from 8-10 AM EST, and "The Best of A New Breed of Golf" weekend mornings from 9-10 EST. The digital series "A New Breed of Golf" is available on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. You can also join Michael for "A New Breed of Golf Live" on YouTube every Friday for a truly interactive live instruction show, featuring Michael answering live questions from the audience.
Michael has led the way in development of digital golf instruction. He further serves as the Chief Digital Instructor for Golf Digest, where he is focused on innovating how the game is taught. He also oversees the "Golf Digest Best Young Teachers” program. He previously hosted The Golf Fix, on Golf Channel, their highest rated golf instruction series. Michael is also a member of the PGA of America and contributes to their digital broadcast of the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup
Golf Digest has ranked him as the top instructor in New York State, and #16 in America. Golf Magazine ranks Michael in the Top 100 Instructors in America, and the PGA of America named him the National Teacher of the Year in 2012. The Metropolitan PGA Section has recognized Michael for a number of awards, including Teacher of the Year in 2000 and 2009, the only two-time winner of the award. He won the Horton Smith award in 2006, 2007, and 2017 and the Ely Callaway award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Michael and his wife have two children, and live in Connecticut.
- 2012 PGA National Teacher of the Year
- Currently ranked by Golf Digest as the #1 Teacher in New York State and #16 on Golf Digest's Iconic Top 50 Teachers list.
- Former host of the hit TV Show “The Golf Fix” on the Golf Channel
- In September of 2011, his second instructional book The 3-Degree Putting Solution was released through Penguin Group.
- 2009 Metropolitan PGA Teacher of the Year
- In May of 2008, his first instructional book “The Picture-Perfect Golf Swing” was released
- 2006 and 2007 Metropolitan PGA Horton Smith Award Winner
- Randolph-Macon College Hall of Fame Class of 2004
- GOLF MAGAZINE Top 100 Instructor since 2003
- Head Golf Professional at Sunningdale Country Club from 2001-2013.
- Head Golf Professional at Birchwood Country Club from 1996 – 2001
- 2000 Metropolitan PGA Teacher of the Year
- Worked as an Assistant to Darrell Kestner at Deepdale Golf Club from 1992 – 1995
- Played in the 1994 Greater Hartford Open on the PGA Tour
- Assistant Golf Professional at Augusta National Golf Club from 1990 – 1992
- Played a number of events on the Ben Hogan Tour (now the Korn Ferry Tour) in 1991
- Graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia in 1985
Michael has worked with over 30 touring professionals and nearly 100 PGA professionals. His players have won on the PGA Tour, Web.com Tour (formerly the Nationwide Tour), LPGA and mini tours.
What's in the Bag
I am currently playing all Titleist clubs, and the golf ball too. I am so fortunate to be affiliated with Titleist for over 20 years now. The TSR Woods, T100 Irons, and SM9 Wedges create the best set Titleist has ever made for me. Every TSR Wood, T Series Iron, and SM9 Wedge offer an optimal look and feel, and they're very user friendly. Regardless of your playing abilities, there is a perfect set of Titleist golf clubs for your game.
Driver - Titleist TSR2 10 degree loft, Fujikura Atmos Red shaft with ZGrip Cord GolfPride Grip
3 Wood - Titleist TSR2 15 degree loft, Fujikura Atmos Red shaft with ZGrip Cord GolfPride Grip
5 Wood - Titleist TSR2 18 degree loft, Fujikura Atmos Red shaft with ZGrip Cord GolfPride Grip
3/4 irons - Titleist U505 with KBS Tour 120 Shafts and ZGrip Cord GolfPride Grips
5-9 irons - Titleist T100 with KBS Tour 120 Shafts and ZGrip Cord GolfPride Grips
46 Degree | 10 Degree Bounce Vokey Wedge SM9 F Grind with ZGrip Cord GolfPride Grip
54 Degree (bent to 53) | 10 Degree bounce Vokey Wedge SM9 S Grind with ZGrip Cord GolfPride Grip
60 Degree (bent to 58) | 14 Degree Bounce Vokey Wedge SM9 K Grind with ZGrip Cord GolfPride Grip
Putter - Scotty Cameron Special Select Del Mar 34”, 2* Loft with Tour SNSR Contour 104cc
Golf Ball - Titleist ProV1x