Sharpen your putting at AimPoint clinics

07 Jan 2013

Golfers who are resolving to improve their game in the New Year are invited to putting clinics conducted by award winning AimPoint Golf and being held across Australia from 14 to 28 January 2013.

The clinics will be led by the senior AimPoint instructor for Europe, Jamie Donaldson; Stuart Leong, Australia’s Senior AimPoint instructor, and selected Top Australian PGA Professionals.

“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,” said Mr Leong.

AimPoint is best known as ‘that line’ on the US Golf Channel’s PGA Tour broadcasts. The line is superimposed over a green to show how much break a golfer needs to read to make a putt.

AimPoint Golf is a revolutionary green-reading method based on the highly accurate, Emmy Award-winning AimPoint Technologies seen on the Golf Channel. The AimPoint Green-Reading Method takes the guesswork out of how much break to play for any putt regardless of length of 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.

AimPoint Golf teaching method applies 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 at the bottom of this web page

Note: Stacy Keating was named Australian Golf Digest Female Player of the Year 2012. Her caddy Darren Peters was also named Ladies European Tour (LET) Caddy of the Year. Both are official AimPoint Golf staff members.

Click here for a video interview with Stacey Keating and Darren Peters.

The Australian tour players AimPoint have worked with are Peter Wilson, Terry Pilkadaris, Nick Cullen, James McLean and Tammy Durdin along with Victorian Institute of Sport and the GolfVic, GolfNSW, and Golf NZ squads.

For a list of international players, check out AimPoint Technologies website.

Instructor Profiles

Jamie Donaldson – AimPoint UK Senior Green Reading Instructor

Jamie has over 18 years of golf coaching experience and has spent the last 12 years coaching in Cambridge and is certainly one of most innovative golf coaches in the UK. Now as Europe’s senior AimPoint green reading instructor (one of only two level-three instructors in the world), Jamie has taught AimPoint green reading in over 15 Countries around the world and has worked with players on every tour. Jamie’s highlights have been working with the victorious Solheim Cup 2011, squad as well as England & Scotland National teams teaching players to stop green guessing and be able to predict break in inches on any green any golf course anywhere in the world with just one chart!

Stuart Leong – AimPoint Australia Senior Green Reading Instructor

Stuart has been a member of the Australian PGA since 2000. Previously employed as Manager of Coaching Program for the PGA of Australia where he developed and oversaw a number of coaching programs. Currently he works with a number of successful touring professionals and is a co-creator of ShotstoHole.com.

Between 2007 and October 2012 Stuart worked for the PGA of Australia. In his role as Manager of Coaching Programs for the PGA of Australia, Stuart has had the opportunity to create many golf coaching systems. Some of these include, Golf for Specialist Schools, a program that was implemented Australia wide in conjunction with Golf Australia and Sports Connect, The Rowville Sports Academy – Golf Program and The China Elite Program.

The PGA of Australia has been conducting coach education for the China Golf Association. Stuart created this coaching material, trained Australian coaches and delivered the content to over 4000 students.

Prior to working for the PGA, Stuart was the Teaching Professional at Sandhurst Golf Club. This engagement followed a stint as a Touring Professional in Asia, Australia and Europe.

Throughout this time Stuart has had a strong passion for golf coaching and developing his client’s golf game. Stuart was named the Victorian PGA Coach of the Year for 2008/2009 an award he was also nominated for in 2007/2008.

For some time now Stuart has had a keen interest in technology and how it may assist golf professionals teach golf more simply. He has presented this topic at the Australian PGA Bi Annual Coaching Summit in 2006 and 2010. This interest in technology has seen Stuart become a leader in this field. He was instrumental in the establishment of the PGA Learning Centre and regularly consults to other PGA Members and golf facilities on how to integrate technology into their coaching.

Stuart is also an Accredited AimPoint coach and consults to the Golf Australia National Squad, New Zealand Golf National squads, GolfVic and the VIS along with numerous tour players on the aspect of green reading.

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