FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2019
Breed Signs on as Ambassador for V1 Sports
Leading Golf Instructor to Integrate Industry-Leading V1 Sports Software and Mobile Apps into Lessons, Videos Across Multiple Media Platforms
Novi, MI – V1 Sports is proud to announce one of the most popular and influential golf instructors of this generation, Michael Breed has signed on as a special ambassador for the brand's industry-leading video analysis systems for teaching pros and golfers.
Breed, host of A New Breed of Golf on Sirius XM's PGA Tour Radio, will be integrating V1 Pro video analysis with his instruction on all of his media platforms, including his A New Breed of Golf online video network (available on Facebook Watch and YouTube), in his Golf Digest All Access digital instruction and at the Michael Breed Golf Academy at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point (Bronx, NY). He will also be demonstrating the V1 Golf Mobile App's best practices and explaining how golfers can use the custom app at home or on the range to practice his expert tips and drills.
"I'm very excited to be working with V1 Sports to bring a deeper level of learning to all of my teaching platforms. For 25 years, V1 Sports has been the leader in video analysis software and mobile apps for golfers and golf professionals," says Breed, the PGA of America's 2012 National Teacher of the Year. "In the coming weeks and months, I'll be sharing tips on how golfers can use the V1 Golf mobile app to analyze their swings and improve their games in breakthrough ways. Using V1 Golf will revolutionize the way golfers see and demonstrably improve their golf games."
Breed will demonstrate to golfers how the V1 Golf app empowers them to improve their games by capturing video then sending swings to their V1 Pro golf instructor for golf swing analysis and video lessons. He will also show how the app's advanced analysis and playback tools foster continued improvement. Breed, whose motivational approach and "Let's do this!" mantra have inspired golfers in more than 80 countries, will also demonstrate his use of the dynamic V1 Pro software platform for live video capture, in-depth swing analysis, lesson creation and delivery.
"The free V1 Golf Mobile App is the premier app for golfers who really want to improve," Breed says. "You can capture and review your swings with powerful playback and analysis tools. We'll be using and demonstrating V1 Golf in tips, drills and videos to help golfers get the most of their lessons and practice."
During his decade run as host of Golf Channel's highest-rated instructional series, The Golf Fix, Breed's depth of golf knowledge, boundless energy to help golfers improve and effortless charisma on-camera made the Golf Digest "Top-50 Instructor in America" and GOLF Magazine "Top-100 Teacher" a household name in golf instruction. Since, Breed has been at the cutting edge of digital golf instruction, serving as the Chief Digital Instructor for Golf Digest, focused on innovating golf instruction and overseeing the "Best Young Teachers" program. The top-selling author of Picture Perfect Golf Swing: The Complete Guide to Golf Swing Video Analysis and The 3-Degree Putting Solution, Breed is also a member of the Fox Sports broadcast team for USGA Events, and for the PGA of America in their digital broadcast of the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup.
"To call Michael Breed the perfect ambassador for V1 Sports might still be under-selling it. He literally wrote the book on golf swing video analysis. It's exciting to share a vision and a message with one of the best-respected and most trusted names in golf instruction," says Bryan Finnerty, V1 Sports CEO. "Michael truly cares about helping every golfer he encounters improve their golf games. His enthusiasm is infectious and his ability to communicate complex data in a simple and engaging way will help golfers use V1 to their greatest benefit."
Golfers interested in fun and dynamic game improvement should watch for upcoming lessons, video tips and drills from Breed on his various instruction platforms. To learn more, golfers can follow Breed www.michaelbreed.com and tune in to A New Breed of Golf on Sirius XM's PGA Tour Radio. To learn more about the V1 Pro video analysis software system and the V1 Golf Mobile app, visit www.V1Sports.com.
About V1 Sports
Founded in 1995, V1 Sports (V1) is the leader in golf swing analysis software. The V1 golf teaching software and golf training apps deliver top instruction by connecting golf professionals and golfers to improve performance. V1 is recognized as the pioneer in delivering seamless video lessons with integrated telestration and voiceover. V1 products capture, review and analyze swing video for the creation and sharing of golf lessons and instruction content. To date V1 has delivered over 3 million internet video lessons by its more than 10,000 PGA golf professionals, including many Top 100 instructors. V1 Pro HD software is used by the most respected coaches, instructors, athletes and training facilities around the world. The V1 Golf App also enjoys worldwide leadership among consumers as evidenced by millions of downloads. In 2016 and 2017 Golf Digest ranked V1 the No. 1 Video Analysis Software in its category. Visit www.v1sports.com. Follow V1 on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @v1sports.
About Michael Breed
Michael Breed is one of the most dynamic, engaging and entertaining teachers in the game. He is the host of A New Breed of Golf on Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio weekday mornings from 8-10 AM EST, and the digital series A New Breed of Golf, available on Facebook Watch and YouTube.
Breed has led the way in digital golf instruction, and previously hosted the highest rated golf instruction series for Golf Channel, The Golf Fix. Breed is also a member of the Fox Sports broadcast team for USGA Events, and for the PGA of America in their digital broadcast of the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup. He further serves as the Chief Digital Instructor for Golf Digest, focused on innovating golf instruction and overseeing the "Best Young Teachers" program.
Breed has worked with more than 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.
Breed additionally operates the Michael Breed Golf Academy at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. Golf Digest has ranked him as the top instructor in New York State for over 6 years, and a Top 50 Instructor 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 Breed 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.
Breed and his wife have two children, and live in Connecticut.