AimPoint Green Reading

• Identify slope

• Read single-plane putts of any length

• Read multiple-plane putts of any length

• Estimate green speed

• Determine AimPoints

• Determine break direction

• Identify capture speed for better putt control

• Determine the best approach shot strategies

AimPoint takes the guess-work out of putting

John Hobbins is an AimPoint Certified Level III instructor and one of only 19 professionals worldwide to achieve this status. John is the only professional in New York City trained to teach both the Express and the MidPoint AimPoint Classes. This revolutionary approach to green-reading helps players improve their putting by understanding how to judge slope and the effect it will have on the ball as it rolls across the green. With the proper instruction, the AimPoint technique can help players read greens with greater accuracy and at a level of proficiency that many golfers have never mastered. You'll learn that putting is predictable and discover the most effective and reliable ways to determine the direction and precise amount of break for any putt.

Mark Sweeney began developing the AimPoint teaching system in 2003. Mark is adapting his methods from his Emmy-Award winning green-reading technology used on golf broadcasts, which is based on mathematical analysis of golf green topography. The AimPoint Method continues to evolve and has quickly become the most accurate system to read a putt. It is used by professional players on every tour throughout the world and is winning major championships. Stacey Lewis, a multiple Major winner and the 2013 Women's British Open Champion uses the AimPoint method and is now the #1 player in the world rankings, the first American to win the LPGA triple crown in 21 years!

How it works

Through his proprietary AimPoint software, Mark Sweeney is able to identify patterns created through various factors that have an effect on how a golf ball rolls across the contours of a green. Identifying these patterns can make putting very predictable. The AimPoint technique improves your aim by helping you predict the amount of break on any putt due to the slope of the green and the golf ball's relationship to it. Those who practice AimPoint learn to read greens more by feel and balance using the feet and less by visual cues. With practice, you'll be able to determine the slope percentage for a more accurate read and begin sinking more putts.

The AimPoint MidPoint Green-Reading Class is an advanced class. We encourage all participants to complete the Express Class before taking this course. This two hour class will assist you in learning the advanced green reading techniques that better players are able to utilize. 

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• Calculating distance

• Basic AimChart usage

• Measuring green speed

• How to determine the uphill slope

• How to read single plane putts within 20 feet of the hole

• How to determine the angular reads to the uphill slope

• How to utilize AimPoint for all approach shots to the green

The Clinics: What You'll Learn

The AimPoint Express Read Class is our introductory course which allows you to learn a version of green reading that is precise and accurate. It is a balance between simplicity and accuracy. We advise that you take this course before attending our MidPoint Read clinics. In this two hour class, you will learn the following and be prepared to take this information to the course immediately. Our Express Read is being utilized on professional tours throughout the world. 


Plus: You will be given special access to the Facebook private AimPoint Golf Students Group, available only to registered AimPoint students worldwide, which you can use to ask questions and continue to develop your golf performance.

 You will learn how to:

 You will learn the following: