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post #19 of 55

I don't listen to a thing Breed says. He says many things that contradict things that I have done which have worked for me.

post #20 of 55
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Originally Posted by GingerGolfer View Post

I don't listen to a thing Breed says. He says many things that contradict things that I have done which have worked for me.
like what? Everything has worked for me! You just have to figure out which stuff applies to you. He could be contradicting himself because you can have swing that need different work but both produce the same ball flight
post #21 of 55
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I don't listen to a thing Breed says. He says many things that contradict things that I have done which have worked for me.

 

Please don't tell me that's what makes him bad in your opinion.  There's a lot of guys on the PGA Tour who break a LOT of basic things that most instructors would never try to teach you to do - but it works for them.  There is no one single golf swing to teach someone.  I'm just curious why people think Michael Breed could possibly be a "garbage" instructor when the dude is a professional golfer who has been teaching for decades.

post #22 of 55
And is like the number 3 best instructor
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Please don't tell me that's what makes him bad in your opinion.  There's a lot of guys on the PGA Tour who break a LOT of basic things that most instructors would never try to teach you to do - but it works for them.  There is no one single golf swing to teach someone.  I'm just curious why people think Michael Breed could possibly be a "garbage" instructor when the dude is a professional golfer who has been teaching for decades.
post #23 of 55
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Originally Posted by Phil McGleno View Post

Teacher of the year is a political thing-He does a lot to promote the PGA with his show. You cant rank who is the Best Instructor so they give it out. There are many examples of Breed giving bad information-Just look around here or other places with knowledgable guys. Im more than qualified as are many others here.

 

 

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Can you explain what makes a pro golfer and guy who's been named Teacher of the Year before "not that good"?  Just curious.  I enjoy the show, myself. 

 

 

Couple examples.  With the resources available to him there is no excuse for this.

 

 

 

 

post #24 of 55
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Please don't tell me that's what makes him bad in your opinion.  There's a lot of guys on the PGA Tour who break a LOT of basic things that most instructors would never try to teach you to do - but it works for them.  There is no one single golf swing to teach someone.  I'm just curious why people think Michael Breed could possibly be a "garbage" instructor when the dude is a professional golfer who has been teaching for decades.

Like I said...He's says things that contradict what I do in my swing. For example one of his tips was the "credit card drill" and said it puts you in a position where you just need to deliver the club. The problem with this is if you release the club at all you will probably duck hook it. This was a problem I struggled with and I got a lesson and she told me to try to be a little more cupped at the top...now I don't hit duck hooks. I didn't mean he was a bad teacher, just what he says has never worked for me.

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Originally Posted by GingerGolfer View Post

Like I said...He's says things that contradict what I do in my swing. For example one of his tips was the "credit card drill" and said it puts you in a position where you just need to deliver the club. The problem with this is if you release the club at all you will probably duck hook it. This was a problem I struggled with and I got a lesson and she told me to try to be a little more cupped at the top...now I don't hit duck hooks. I didn't mean he was a bad teacher, just what he says has never worked for me.
Well you weren't doing what he was saying then.I personally love that drill. I have a strong grip anyway so I don't really bow it but make it straight.
post #26 of 55
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Originally Posted by Phil McGleno View Post

Teacher of the year is a political thing-He does a lot to promote the PGA with his show. You cant rank who is the Best Instructor so they give it out. There are many examples of Breed giving bad information-Just look around here or other places with knowledgable guys. Im more than qualified as are many others here.

Fair enough Phil, after further looking at your profile, I see you are in fact someone that would be entitled to this opinion, and I retract my previous statement.

I personally do like Hall and Breed though, they have definately helped me develop a better golf swing.
post #27 of 55
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Originally Posted by dennyjones View Post

Did you say something?  All I saw was the picture.  

Seriously, I really enjoy Michael Breed and Martin Hall.   I've used several of their tips.

Haha I have to agree. Although. I have to use YouTube or the Golf Channel and Swing Academy apps as my cable provider doesn't have golf channel. :(
post #28 of 55
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Originally Posted by nick1998bunker View Post

And is like the number 3 best instructor

 

Except that, thanks to this site, you know more about the ball flight laws than he does :-)

post #29 of 55

The paid online lessons branch of Golf Channel is a mixed bag as well. I took a look at a more than a few lessons and the quality is all over the map.

 

I don't know if I should mention this, but Golf Channel's Swingfix online lessons website has terrible security. I was able to see many lessons that are supposedly private. Some great instruction, but some not so great.

post #30 of 55

I watch Holly, Lauren, and is Winn on there any longer?

 

When I want to learn, I tune in to TST.

post #31 of 55
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

Except that, thanks to this site, you know more about the ball flight laws than he does a1_smile.gif
I was watching his thing on how to hit hooks and slices and he said you gotta aim more in 1 direction so he definantly has some idea
post #32 of 55
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I was watching his thing on how to hit hooks and slices and he said you gotta aim more in 1 direction so he definantly has some idea

Not sure what you're saying...

post #33 of 55
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Originally Posted by nick1998bunker View Post


I was watching his thing on how to hit hooks and slices and he said you gotta aim more in 1 direction so he definantly has some idea

 

Nick, having "some" idea isn't good enough for someone who has a show on Golf Channel.  And you don't have to aim in one direction, Tom Lehman has his feet aimed left and draws every golf ball.

 

This is how he wants you to set-up to hit a draw that starts right of the target, "toe the club in".  This is dangerous information

 

post #34 of 55
I meant if he said that if you want to slice it you need to aim more left because it will come off the face right when you hit it. And maybe he dosnt want to confuse the golfers when he can't explain everything in detail to them.
post #35 of 55
Brad Faxons short game tips have been invaluable. That and I enjoy watching the web.com tour.
post #36 of 55
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Originally Posted by nick1998bunker View Post

I meant if he said that if you want to slice it you need to aim more left because it will come off the face right when you hit it. And maybe he dosnt want to confuse the golfers when he can't explain everything in detail to them.

 

If the face is left, the ball will start left.  If he's got time for this (below), I think he's got time to say, "ball starts where the face is aimed and curves away from the path".  Also 90% of slicers already have a leftward facing face at impact.

 

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