One of the Bronx’s golf courses will soon boast a real golf pro.
On Monday, December 15, Donald J. Trump announced that highly acclaimed golf instructor Michael Breed and his namesake golf academy will open at Trump’s new golf course, Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point.
Ranked as the number one golf instructor in the state of New York and thirteenth on Golf’s Digest’s list of the Top Fifty Instructors in the United States, Michael Breed isn’t your average golfer, with over 25 years of experience working with players from the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Senior Tour.
Most recently, Breed was the director of Instruction at the Michael Breed Golf Academy, which was previously located at the Manhattan Woods Golf Club in West Nyack. According to Trump, “Michael is an incredible addition to an already stellar facility.”
The Michael Breed Golf Academy proves to be a great move for the developing Throggs Neck golf course, which has been under construction since 2000 and reportedly plans to open in the spring of 2015.
Breed said that he is looking forward to a partnership that he believes is a win-win for everybody.
“I’m honored to partner with the Trump Organization on this incredible opportunity to bring my academy to a world-class facility located just minutes outside of Manhattan,” said Breed. “Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point is truly an unbelievable course and I’m confident we will experience great success.”
In the past, the Michael Breed Golf Academy has taught golfers from 15 different states and four different countries.
According to Breed, it is great that more golf culture is being brought to the Bronx, in a borough that already has numerous golf courses in Pelham Bay, Mosholu and Riverdale.
However, Breed said that those venturing to Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point will extend past residents from the Bronx and the five boroughs, and will attract golfers from Long Island, Westchester and even Connecticut.
“In the past, I’ve overlooked Trump Golf Links (at Ferry Point Park) on flights after they’ve departed from LaGuardia Airport, said Michael Breed. The Bronx being introduced to this new, state of the art golf course is very important, and we look forward to generating opportunities for golfers within the Bronx and beyond it.”
Breed is also the host of Golf Channel’s hit show ‘The Golf Fix’, which is returning for its seventh season on Monday, January 19, airing on Mondays at 8 p.m.