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Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    RM

    Could not agree more on Michael Breed. I’m one of those high handicappers who usually picked up a little something whenever I watched.

    More than that, I watched because I enjoyed his unquenchable enthusiasm for what he did and for everything golf. I always wanted to grab my clubs and hit the course after watching his show.

    Also admire his respect for the game of golf. When he commented on having been picked as Instructor of the Year, he was a bit emotional and spoke of it as a huge honor and what it meant. I liked him even more after that.

    He will be missed, and I’m glad he has a soft landing. We’ll see how it goes from here.

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      Tom Edrington

      RM: You see and recognize the same qualities we see…..the gentleman is a pro’s pro, a proud PGA of America member who caters to the everyman golfer….guys like Foley prefer to work with professionals….not for me, thanks, I’ll take a Michael Breed every day.

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    RM

    On the money. A playing lesson based on a round with Michael Breed would be a bucket list afternoon, which I suspect would be filled with great stories, a lot of takeaway knowledge, and never feeling uncomfortable. Perhaps even a cold beer or two afterwards.

    Nothing at all against Sean Foley, I wish him well, but cannot even conceive of the above with him.

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      Tom Edrington

      RM: Roger that!

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    kjgoltz

    Looks like I’m gonna say “Let’s Do This!” to unsubscribing from my Golf Channel daily e-mail, and my Revolution Golf membership. Heck, I got priced out, because all of the “good” instructors are on the RG+, which is not in my budget right now. All of the good Golf Channel videos have been migrated to RG+, where you have to pay for them–they were free on GolfChannel.com… And their new “star” instructors seem to have an arrogant attitude, Sean Foley especially.

    I’m not spending much time watching Golf Channel anymore–when there isn’t a tournament on, we get infomercials and the same five movies over and over again…maybe Michael Breed will end up on Fox Sports golf coverage–he’d be worth it! But I think he’d have a problem working with Joe Buck, who is as arrogant as they come…

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      Tom Edrington

      We’ll stay in touch with Michael and let you know if he goes to one of the big networks…..Michael’s problem is RG is that a lot of those guys are NOT members of the PGA of America….

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    guiltyhd

    I think it was a political move he works at trumps golf course and nbc owns golf Chanel and dislikes Trump think about that

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      Tom Edrington

      Simply not the case, got a call from Michael himself Friday evening and he said we got it right as to how this all went down.

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