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Michael Breed explains why he really left The Golf Channel



Superstar golf instructor Michael Breed talks with 19th Hole host Michael Williams about why he really left The Golf Channel and his plans for the future.

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  1. nyguy

    Jan 29, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I would leave the golf channel too, I want to be on the golf channel, not NBC/MSNBC

  2. Brando

    Jan 26, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    I think the Golf Channel was trying to Copy MSNBC and Jim Cramer Mad Money when Breed started the show.

  3. Nigel

    Jan 26, 2018 at 11:15 am

    I think he broke all the microphones with his yelling and high pitched voice. It always sounded like he was yelling at someone.

  4. Big T

    Jan 22, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    MB is very nice guy but not much pop in his swing and I don’t agree with his teaching method. He and I traded shots on a simulator 3 1/2 years ago and I outdrove him by 60+ yards – me 305, him 245. Sorry but I can’t take advice from a guy who is outdriven by all of the LPGA. His iron swings weren’t much better.
    Hopefully he finds a home somewhere in golf that makes decent money, or just gets a job as golf analyst. He did a good job at last years Long Drive championship.

    • Jon

      Jan 24, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      So I am guessing by using the long drive logic, you wouldn’t have taken any lessons from Harvey Penick either? Hmm…to each their own I guess. Since my mind is a wee bit feeble, how many of the top 100 teachers would be able to out drive your impressive 305?

    • rick

      Jan 28, 2018 at 7:55 pm

      LOL!!!! AHAHAH…..LOL again

    • ROY

      Jan 30, 2018 at 9:56 am

      Sounds like you would rather make bogey with a wedge than birdie with an eight iron….

    • Gerald Teigrob

      Feb 12, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      Having been through golfer’s elbow…and I have worked with GolfTec and so what if you outdrive him and me? How come you’re not on the PGA tour? Or are you too good for us?

    • Big johnson

      Feb 21, 2018 at 4:22 am

      I hit the ball a long way. I also have a big johnson. It’s like a fat shilaylee. A hammer

    • Lawrence

      Mar 29, 2018 at 10:26 pm

      You are right, MB doesn’t have a body swing. He has an arm swing

  5. CrashTestDummy

    Jan 18, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Golf Channel is slowly losing ratings and their talent. I think one of the main reasons is that to get the Golf Channel, you have to pay for high premium cable or satellite TV service. In my area, I have to pay about 120 bucks/month to get the Golf Channel. That is a lot just to watch the Golf Channel. If they put it on regular lower cable packages, I would definitely get it again. Also, if they made it more accessible to get, ratings would go up and I think it would help the golf industry. One of the things that motivates people to play is to see it on TV a lot. Out of sight, out of mind.

    • Jim

      Feb 1, 2018 at 10:21 pm

      .. and too many rebroadcasts of The Tin Cup and other hoaky movies …:-P

    • Gerald Teigrob

      Feb 12, 2018 at 12:56 pm

      Xactly! The series with Cameron McCormick is losing my interest, but nice to still have Professor Hall. And the push to online coaching with Sean Foley and Cameron McCormick is out of my league in terms of me paying for that…it should be free in order to promote that but apparently, it is just a money grab like the AM Tour. Besides, it seems that the AM Tour is only available in the US.

    • Artsontop

      Mar 16, 2023 at 9:55 am

      Just got YouTube TV in Texas. Base plan includes Golf Channel $65/month,$55 for 1st 3 months,Wife & I have every channel we normally watched on cable except Tennis. Love the service, the record options are limitless & user friendly…

  6. Craig

    Jan 17, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Michael came and spoke at our PGA Spring meeting for my section. Super nice guy, energetic, personable and knowledgeable. He took time at the end of the meeting if you wanted to talk personally, his education portion on the swing and short game was great. He also talked a lot about his struggles to get on golf channel and how to promote yourself because that is what PGA professionals have to do in order to get lessons, fittings, etc. I can’t say a bad thing about him, he was a nice guy to talk to.

  7. d

    Jan 16, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    would be nice if i could just read the highlights. can’t always listen to audio.

  8. Couch Potato

    Jan 15, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Oh no! What am I going to do with all of these pool noodles I bought just for his shows? I guess I’ll just have to take out my putting green and put in a swimming pool. I’m so disappointed. . .

  9. Rus

    Jan 14, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Has anyone ever looked up his tournament results on Met Section PGA? Guy can’t break 80. Who ever anointed this guy a golf teaching guru??

    • Big johnson

      Mar 29, 2018 at 7:59 am

      Haven’t looked that up because I’m too busy tukinitin

  10. Robert Parsons

    Jan 14, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Give the time slot to Dave Pelz.

    • HP

      Jan 26, 2018 at 6:09 pm

      Rather Paige Spiranac! With her and Blair O’Neal it will be a guaranteed primetime hit! Lol

  11. Brett Weir

    Jan 12, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    I personally think Breed is a douche myself but I definitely respect him leaving The Golf Channel in order to spend more time with his family.

    • Big johnson

      Mar 29, 2018 at 8:02 am

      Are you the super across the way? You see I’m looking for paint work. I’m silly. What u say we get together and paint each other. I’m good like that.paint the town night on the town right mike whadyu say bill

  12. Stephen Finley

    Jan 11, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    I’m sure he’s a nice guy personally, great family, deserves all good things, etc., but I’m still trying to figure out where the “superstar teacher” impression comes from. Whatever portion of his advice wasn’t standard and just as well (or better) given by less loud and frenetic teachers in traditional mode was often weird or flatly and demonstrably wrong. To me it’s a problem both in style and, to a significant degree, in substance. Wish nothing but the best for him and the players he works with, but I just don’t get it.

    IMHO this is symptomatic of so much instruction on the Golf Channel in general, which itself is symptomatic of the pathologies we see in 24-7 news-and-opinion coverage. When you have the space and you’ve sold the package, you have to fill it with “content.” That content is shaped by the medium and the need for attention in a competitive environment. On TGC this takes the form of endless advice to fill endless time slots, with a very large proportion of it being unhelpful and contradictory even to the point of being ridiculous, but being put out with a certain degree of showmanship and hey-look-at-me-ness, always seeking for the appearance of difference and newness whether difference and newness is helpful or not.

    This, to me, is just one more manifestation of how the game is being dragged in various directions that its nature dictates it doesn’t want to go. The way the public’s and casual fan’s perception of the game has changed because of the version seen on the men’s tour in particular, including all marketing and selling aspects, the need to create “personalities” and celebrity value within a tightly-framed corporate image, the insatiable need for endlessly more money and wider markets, etc., is another.

    • Mark

      Jan 17, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      I 100% agree with your post! Swing analysis, science, and other critiques have infested the art of the game. Let’s just play!

  13. Chris

    Jan 11, 2018 at 4:19 am

    He seems like a nice guy but his shouting hyper-active style in the studio was just weird to me. Like some sort of caricature of a “loud american”

  14. Jeff Mose

    Jan 10, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Good job by Michael W. Even liked that he asked MB for a “tip” regarding MW’s upcoming trip to play in a ProAm on the west coast. A lot of us may be heading to warmer climes to tee it up so it was something we could all use after a long layoff. This is an invitation to MW to join me as my guest at our course, Blue Mash in Gaithersburg, MD, as my guest to use our indoor simulator. It will feel good to get a club back in your hands and knock off some rust. It’s all about feeling confident!

  15. Joe Perez

    Jan 10, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Loved his show, wished I could have watched it more often, but worked at night, with no DVR.

    Being on the course, wanting to know how to hit the shot, and pulling out your phone??? Isn’t that “accepting assistance from an outside agency?” ????????????

  16. DaveyD

    Jan 10, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    First I’ve heard of Breed leaving. What in the world am I now supposed to do with all those pool toys, beach balls, and plastic plumbing fittings?

  17. M Smizzule

    Jan 10, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Funny he leaves when all the Hollywood scandals start coming out

    • Mikele

      Jan 10, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      And you are implying what?

      Very uncool dude.

      • Pete

        Jan 15, 2018 at 12:58 pm

        That is the most asinine thing I’ve read in a long time. So basically you are saying that anyone who changes jobs these days, the reason must be because he/she did something “scandal worthy” in the past? They say every village has one, so please don’t move else your village will be without their’s. Good grief..
        And Dave, I believe we have a new winner, Smith wasn’t even close to this chap.

    • PaulG

      Jan 10, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Ever hear of {{{temptation}}} …. ? 😉

    • Rusty

      Jan 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      What you are implying here is nearly libel. There is no indication that MB is anything but an up standing middle aged family man. Please stop implying otherwise.


    Jan 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Seems like a nice enough guy, but every time I would tune in for a few minutes I would think the golfers that actually listened to this stuff must be more lost than they were before watching.

  19. TeeBone

    Jan 10, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    This is why discontinued comments on stories. Too much hate.

  20. Jack Nash

    Jan 10, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    His kids are at the age where they need Dad at home. Don’t blame him. Interesting that it’s the start on the New calendar year of golf. He’s doing the Dan Patrick method. Good for him. So I’m guessing Fox Sports.

  21. DaJudge

    Jan 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Michael was a lot better than that limey Martin Hall and his silly golfswing advice. Of course Hall had more eye candy than Breed and the girls were really selling it.

  22. Azucena Maldonado

    Jan 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I really enjoyed listening to the show today and look forward to listening more often! Great host.

  23. Blaine

    Jan 10, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Met him at the 2012 Ryder Cup, Medinah CC, and he couldn’t have been nicer. Great guy!

  24. Don

    Jan 10, 2018 at 11:55 am

    What a charming group of commenters on this site.

  25. jc

    Jan 10, 2018 at 11:52 am

    I never could picture him at Augusta.. a bunch of rick old toddy’s come in and he yells “LET’S DO THIS” and tells them as they leave “Remember the word of the day is COURAGE”

  26. cwt

    Jan 10, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Wow! One of the best interviews I’ve heard in a while. Good questions, good answers. Very insightful.

  27. John T. Rathman

    Jan 10, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Never did like him or his style, never watched it more than 2 times all the yrs. he was on.

  28. Justin Tupper

    Jan 10, 2018 at 11:39 am

    We would have loved to have Micheal as an RG Instructor. His decision to stay with his family, makes all the sense in the World. We think the world of Micheal and wish him nothing but the best in all he does. We are Micheal Breed fans at Revolution Golf!

    Justin Tupper

    Founder Revolution Golf.

    • John T. Rathman

      Jan 10, 2018 at 11:42 am

      Do not care for Revolution Golf either!!

      • Boyo

        Jan 10, 2018 at 2:26 pm

        Grumpy speaks!

      • Curl

        Jan 10, 2018 at 11:16 pm

        Mr. Breed did a fine job (except when he tried to show Inbee Parks swing). as for Revolution Golf, NO used to belong when Mr. Wilson from Las Vegas was one of their instructors that was money lost.

    • KJ

      Jan 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      I don’t know exactly what Revolution Golf is. Never heard of it before just a couple weeks ago. However, this Justin Tupper is the founder? He can’t even spell Michael correctly! Usually I wouldn’t comment and write it off as a simple typo, but it’s misspelled three times. That just tells me something else.

      • Justin Tupper

        Jan 10, 2018 at 12:56 pm

        Hey KJ, I did spell Micheal wrong. My fault. Sorry it bothered you so much, hope your day gets better.



        • Sherwin

          Jan 10, 2018 at 1:55 pm

          It’s must easier to write two letters than seven.

        • KJ

          Jan 10, 2018 at 3:42 pm

          My day was fine before and fine after. Thanks. As mentioned, I was not going to write any comment, but when I saw it misspelled three times, and considering all the “love” and “happiness” being expressed for Mr. Breed, I just thought it said something. You decide what it says. Take it for what you will. As a 60+ year old specialist in marketing, communications and advertising and someone who has helped and offered guidance to many companies old and new, established and start-up, I just think it says something when the nominal founder of a company is paying compliments to someone and can’t even spell his name correctly. I receive hundreds of resumes a year and I can’t begin to explain how or why an entire generation still doesn’t seem to know the difference between “your” and “you’re.” And yet, I’m still having a great day!

          • KJ Snr

            Jan 10, 2018 at 3:56 pm

            Keep trying to convince everyone that you are having a great day. No-one is buying it.

          • PaulG

            Jan 10, 2018 at 8:02 pm

            Old age does strange things to your typing figners and golf swing… I know me too.

          • Martin Chuck

            Jan 11, 2018 at 9:44 am

            Geez, give a guy a break. I’ve messed up the “ae” in Michael many times as we all have (unless your name is Michael).

            I’m close to the situation as I’m a coach on RG and can reiterate the mutual appreciation for Michael Breed. You won’t find a better guy who’s passionate about helping golfers. Same can be said for Justin Tupper, whom you question for his spelling error.

          • Jerry

            Jan 14, 2018 at 5:57 am

            If the misspelling was consistent, I don’t see your point. He made an error in a section where you cannot edit your spelling errors. Some people are busy, comment quickly, and go. This section is not a resume’. Your OCD may be a bit obsessive for what is a hit and run comments section.

    • Michael

      Jan 10, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      Helps if you spelled his name right…

  29. just plain bill

    Jan 10, 2018 at 11:35 am

    i just didnt care for his style, so it limited how often i would watch…

  30. jc

    Jan 10, 2018 at 11:20 am

    he left because if he said “what I would tell you” or “what I could tell you” or “What I will tell you” so many times, people’s ears were bleeding!!!!!

    • Robert

      Jan 10, 2018 at 11:34 am

      The shouting cracked the walls. GC couldn’t afford any more plasterboard.

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Golf's Perfect Imperfections

Golf’s Perfect Imperfections: Live from Mexico Open + Insight on how the pros stay ready



In this week’s podcast, we are catching up with Shawn on his experience at the Mexico Open and we dive into some of the techniques pros are using to stay ahead of the game.

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Golf's Perfect Imperfections

GPI: 3,000 years and no change in how we exercise our bodies…until now



EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulation) training is a highly effective and time-efficient workout that can benefit people of all ages and fitness levels. It involves using a special suit that delivers electrical impulses to the muscles, causing them to contract and work harder than they would during traditional exercise. The Team at Wisdom in Golf has partnered with the Katalyst team, which has sought to bring EMS training at the leisure of your own home. Their ultimate goal is to help everyone develop with this technology at their own pace.

In a recent podcast, we did, with the CEO & Founder of Katalyst, Bjoern Woltermann, set the tone for what the EMS training is all about and what potential it has for every golfer out there, amateur or professional:

[Minute 02:09] “We’re talking about a new way of working out for the first time in 3000 years. Because for 3000 years, if we think about it, the Olympic Games are still the same, right? We wrestle, and we throw things, and we run, and we lift things. You know, it sure to be a rock, and now it’s a little bit more refined, but at the End of the day, we measure how much we can lift over our head. That’s literally what we measure.” – Bjoern Woltermann, CEO & Founder of Katalyst

This technology has been used for decades in physical therapy and rehabilitation settings but is now gaining popularity as a workout tool. One of the main benefits of EMS training is that it allows people to achieve maximum results in minimal time. A 20-minute EMS session can be equivalent to a two-hour traditional gym workout. This is especially beneficial for busy professionals and those with hectic schedules who struggle to find time for exercise.

Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, or improve your overall health, EMS can help you achieve your objectives more efficiently than traditional exercise. Another advantage of EMS training is that it can be customized to suit individual needs and fitness goals. Within a month (Mid-March to Late-April) of utilizing the Katalyst Suit, the team at Wisdom in Golf claims to have seen profound gains in their golf swing, improvement with mind and body connection that is enhanced by the suit, and a better sense of well being.

Here is what Shawn said after using it for a month:

[Minute 35:09] “I did notice in the last week and a half I feel stronger over the ball, and I’m feeling more capable, and that’s, that’s a really fun feel to have for your confidence. So then I proceed to go through my practice session […] my beginning clubhead speed lately has been 102mph-104mph, and I can ramp it up to 110mph-112mph clubhead speed, and that’s pretty much where I have been staying. Last year it was at 114mph clubhead speed”, [35:53],” I haven’t been at 117mph clubhead speed since my 40s, I’m 57 years old, so I ramp it up to 114mph, Wow that’s pretty cool!”,[36:52],” Here I am at a 117mph clubhead speed at 57 years old, and I’m thinking I’m the king of the world right now, and then when I had a nice moment of gratitude, and I thought of you guys {Katalyst Team}.” – Shawn Clement

Furthermore, EMS is low impact and can be adapted to suit all fitness levels, making it an excellent option for people of all ages and abilities. It’s also ideal for those with joint or mobility issues, as the electrical stimulation can be used to target specific muscles without putting additional stress on the joints. Overall, EMS training is a highly effective and versatile workout tool that can benefit every demographic. With its time-saving and customizable approach, it’s no wonder why it’s quickly becoming a popular choice for those looking to achieve maximum results in minimal time.

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Club Junkie Review: Cobra’s new King Tour irons



The Cobra King Tour irons have been proven on the PGA Tour already and will be in bags of better amateur players this year. The previous King Tour MIM irons were very underrated and offered great precision with a solid shape that many players liked. Cobra went away from the Metal Injection Molded construction and went with a five-step forging process for soft and solid feel.

Make sure to check out the full podcast review at the links below and search GolfWRX Radio on every podcast platform.

I was a big fan of the previous Tour MIM irons and played them in rotation throughout the last two years. Out of the box, I was impressed with the more simple and clean look of the badging on the new King Tour. Badging is mostly silver with just small black accents that should appeal to even the pickiest golfers. I didn’t notice the shorter blade length in the new irons but did notice that the leading edge is just slightly more rounded. Topline is thin, but not razor thin, but still has enough there to give you the confidence that you don’t have to hit it on the dead center every shot.

Feel is solid and soft with just a slight click to the thud on well struck shots while mishits are met with a little more sound and vibration to the hands.

These King Tour irons are built to be cannons and place more emphasis on consistent and precise shots. I also felt like the new irons launch easily and maybe a touch higher than some irons in the same category.

My launch monitor showed my 7 iron with an average launch angle of 22 degrees and spin right around 5,800 with a Project X LZ 6.0 stock shaft. Ball speed isn’t the ultimate focus of this iron but it did well with an average around 108mph and the iron was able to keep the speed up well when you didn’t strike the center. You will still see a drop off in speed and distance when you miss the center, but you don’t have to be Navy SEAL sniper accurate on the face to achieve a good shot. Dispersion was very tight, and while there are bigger irons with more forgiveness, this players cavity still allows good playability when you aren’t bringing your A-plus game to the course.

Cobra lists the King Tour as an iron for a Tour level player up to a 7 handicap and I think this iron could see the bags of more golfers than that. I am a 9.4 handicap, and I felt more than comfortable playing this iron even on less than perfect days.

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