Get your game in shape with head pro Michael Breed, one of Golf Magazine's top 100 instructors, who uses a rapid-fire, in-your-face delivery to answer viewers' email questions and to demonstrate ways to correct everything from swing flaws to set-up issues. Breed, the PGA of America's National Teacher of the Year in 2012, also reviews the best and worst shots from the latest tournaments and presents tips on how weekend players can shave strokes off their scores.
Golf Channel delves into the morning talk show circuit with this live, two-hour entry. Gary Williams and Damon Hack lead a cast of co-hosts who talk plenty of golf, of course; broadcasting from the network's Orlando, Fla., headquarters gives them access to a plethora of tour players and personalities as in-studio guests. Former Golf Digest travel editor Matt Ginella and veteran British sports anchor Cara Robinson are among the co-hosts and regular contributors, and Bailey Mosier updates news and reports. In 2013, "Morning Drive," which had a steady ratings increase since its 2011 debut, expanded to a seven-days-a-week schedule.
Class is in session with Martin Hall, an award-winning golf teacher and the winner of Golf Channel's nationwide search in 2010 for the network's next instructor. Each week his unique teaching style is on display with tips and drills utilizing an in-studio golf simulator. He also answers plenty of viewer emails and incorporates other forms of social media to help drive the show's content.
He usually says whatever pops into his anecdote-filled, zany mind, a trait that has made David Feherty quite popular in his role as a golf commentator for CBS, NBC and Golf Channel. It should also come in handy in this prime-time series, with the bulk of each episode being an interview Feherty conducts with a well-known sports, entertainment or political figure. The former European and PGA tour pro -- a born and bred Irishman who became a U.S. citizen in 2010 -- also shares unique golf stories and his ever-so-present observations on life's peculiarities.
A must-see program for weekend duffers to the more advanced golfer and even top professionals, "Golf Channel Academy" offers viewers a chance to learn more about the game from some of the best to ever play it. Guests including Greg Norman, Annika Sorenstam, Tom Lehman, Larry Nelson, Tony Jacklin, Nick Faldo, Johnny Miller and Raymond Floyd have shared an assortment of swing tips and techniques, as well as course strategies and mental preparations that can go as long as a 300-yard drive toward improving anyone's score.