I’d like to talk about one of the hottest developments in golf instruction today.
AimPoint Golf has created a green reading method that helps players determine the exact break of their putt.
As more and more PGA Tour, European Tour and LPGA Tour players start to use it–with success–AimPoint Golf is quickly becoming THE authority on reading greens.
Though there are some misconceptions about AimPoint green reading, I do believe it can be valuable for every player to learn.
It might seem crazy to think a green reading “system” can work on every and any green, right? But by considering the slope, green speed and your position in relation to the straight putt, or “zero line”, AimPoint can help you find the exact amount of break your putt will have.
In an interview with John Graham, one of the few Level 2 certified AimPoint instructors, he explained:
“Aimpoint in its purest sense is a way to enhance feel. There are many things on the green that still need to be estimated when playing golf in real time. The players inherent feel needs to be used to help with these situations. AimPoint is not designed to replace feel with math and numbers. AimPoint is designed to enhance the feel a player already has.”
While AimPoint might seem like a system that will replace what you already do, it is in fact a method that can make you better at what you already do. It fills in the gap for “how to read greens” that has existed in golf instruction for a long time.