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AimPoint Green Reading

John Hobbinsd is one of 10 professional to attain a Level 4 status worldwide
AimPoint Greeen Reading assists the player in determining the correct start line of a putt

AimPoint has created a dependable and consistent green reading methodology. 

John Hobbins is the only Level 4 AimPoint Certified instructor in the New York metropolitan area and one of only 10 professionals worldwide to achieve this status. Globally John ranks 4th in the number of students taught. John is the only golf professional in the New York City metropolitan area trained to teach both the Express and Advanced AimPoint Classes. This revolutionary approach to green reading assists 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 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 will 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 on any green.


Mark Sweeney began developing the AimPoint teaching system in 2003. Mark has continually modified his Emmy-Award winning green-reading technology based on a mathematical model of golf green topography. The AimPoint Method continues to evolve and has quickly become the most accurate system worldwide to read a putt. AimPoint is used by professional players on every tour throughout the world and is winning major championships.

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 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. 

• 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

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.

A Level 4nAimPoint Certified Instructor
Learning how to gauge the break of a putt at various distances from the hole
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The AimPoint Speed Class has been designed in conjunction with the

AimPoint Express Class. This class assists you in developing skill sets to challenge the changing speed conditions of uphill, downhill and sidehill putts. The class is designed for you to learn how to teach yourself the correct tempo and timing needed to be successful on the greens. The AimPoint Speed Class is designed to teach you the fundamentals of understanding speed and how to train it. You will learn how stroke length and timing affects distance control and how uphill and downhill putts are adjusted for. As a pre-requisite to this class the AimPoint Express Class is highly recommended but not required. Each attendee will receive an Aimpoint Speed-Mat to practice with.

Controlling speed allows us to control the distance a ball will roll. We know that the length of backstroke coupled with the timing of that stroke is the formula for distance control. Developing speed control is a result of learning how to control these two factors. The timing of your stroke timing can be effectively used as green speeds change or for uphill and downhill putts. As green speeds increase or for downhill putts, slower stroke timing is very effective. For slower rolling greens or uphill putts faster strokes can be effective. Stroke length can change depending on green speed.

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