Sharpen your putting at Australian “Aimpoint” clinics

GOLFERS who regularly watch the US Golf Channel’s PGA Tour broadcasts will have seen the putting line they superimpose on greens to show how much break a player needs to hole their putts.

It’s always amazing to see balls follow the line perfectly on big breaking putts to the centre of the hole.

If you’ve ever wondered how they do that it’s all the work of Mark Sweeney, who has adapted his methods of reading greens so they can be used by everyday golfers.

Sweeney is in Australian at the moment conducting a number of public clinics teaching his award-winning “Aimpoint Golf” system along with his senior instructor for Europe, Jamie Donaldson, and selected Top Australian PGA Professionals.

There are still some spots available at the Sydney clinics next week at St Michaels Golf Club on Monday 16th and at Terrey Hills Golf Club on Tuesday 17th.

Seven clinics are then scheduled for Victoria from January 18 (The Dunes GC) to January 22 (at Albert Park, Kingwood and Sandhurst).

“Participants at the AimPoint Fundamentals clinic will learn which factors control the break of a putt, how to identify them, and how to begin reading putts based on position,” Sweeney said this week.

The AimPoint Green-Reading Method takes the guesswork out of how much break to play for any putt regardless of length and number of breaks.

The method shows how putting is predictable and reveals the most effective and reliable ways to determine the direction and precise amount of break for any putt.

When Sweeney realised the green-reading method that won a Sports Emmy Award (for technical acheivement) for the Golf Channel had a far more beneficial application for all golfers, he developed an AimPoint teaching method that applied his mathematics to all greens, depending on their Stimpmeter speed and slope.

The Australian clinics will demonstrate:

•          How to accurately identify slope

•          How slope direction and grade affect break

•          How your position on the slope influences break and speed

•          How to identify your position on the slope

•          How to determine precise break amounts based on position

•          How to handle changing or multiple slopes

•          How position relates to speed control

•          How to determine optimum approach shot strategies

A full schedule of clinics can be found on the Aimpoint Golf website here.

The cost of the clinics is $220 for adults and $140 for juniors.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

1 COMMENT

  1. Hi,

    I’m very interested to do the 3 aimpoint courses.

    I would like to know the dates that you will be conducting these

    Kind Regards

    Sam Nielsen
    0413 744 949

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