Titleist Advisory Staff member Michael Breed made his first trip to China earlier this month to share his ideas and teaching philosophy with 60 of the country's top golf instructors and coaches at the first-ever Titleist Golf Coaches Forum in China.
Breed, Head PGA Professional at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, N.Y., and host of Golf Channel's popular golf instructional show, "The Golf Fix," conducted the comprehensive two-day seminar Nov. 9-10 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, with the main goal of assisting the attendees in becoming better teachers and coaches.
“I had a great time with the coaches over the two days. I think that valuable experiences were exchanged. The coaches were very receptive and definitely show that there is good potential for them being leaders in coaching and helping the game grow properly," said Breed. "I’m honored that Titleist invited me to participate in this event.”
Breed, a longtime Titleist Advisory Staff member who has been instrumental in the company's Golf Ball Education, Selection and Fitting initiative, addressed a variety of topics over the two days, including:
• Assessing talent;
• Physical limitations;
• How to practice;
• Video applications; and
• Building a swing.
Breed also spent in-depth sessions on his putting and short game teaching methods, for which he is renowned.
“This is a region where golf is still in its infancy and there is a need for high quality instructors to help grow the game properly," he said. "Titleist has been at the forefront of golf in China and is a company that understands what it takes for the game to succeed and prosper. That blueprint begins with proper teaching and instruction.”
For more pictures from the event, check out the slideshow.