Aim­point ar­rives in Aus­tralia

Inside Golf - - People -

WHEN it comes to putting, coaches and stu­dents in­evitably grav­i­tate to­wards the tech­ni­cal as­pect for im­prove­ment. Aim­Point Tech­nolo­gies fo­cuses on the sci­ence of pre­dic­tive putt tech­nol­ogy, green read­ing in­struc­tion, and player per­for­mance anal­y­sis.

Re­cently, CEO and founder of Aim­Point Mark Sweeney and Se­nior In­struc­tor Jamie Don­ald­son made the trip down un­der where a se­ries of clin­ics were hosted at Al­bert Park Driv­ing Range and Sand­hurst Golf Club. Steven Gi­u­liano, an In­struc­tor at Al­bert Park Golf Academy, flew to Or­lando early this year to com­plete Phase 1 of the Aim­Point Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and is now rec­og­nized as the only Aim­Point cer­ti­fied in­struc­tor in Aus­tralia. Stu­art Leong of the PGA com­pleted Phase 1 in Mel­bourne as did Queens­land’s David Nable, Grant Field and Chris Gib­son. They will soon com­plete Phase 2 of their cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in 2012.

Speak­ing on SEN ra­dio dur­ing their visit, Mark Sweeney was asked what stu­dents would take away from these clin­ics. The an­swer: “pre­dictabil­ity; stu­dents leave with the un­der­stand­ing that there’s a fixed set of rules for how the ball be­haves, and if they un­der­stand those rules then it’s ac­tu­ally a sim­ple process for read­ing the greens”.

The green read­ing tech­niques teach stu­dents not to rely just on their eyes for judg­ing slope, but to tap into their other sense of feel. Charts are handed out half­way through the clin­ics and stu­dents are able to pre­dict ac­cu­rately where to aim on any sur­face, any speed and any slope any­where in the world.

For more i nfor­ma­tion on up­com­ing Aim­Point Ba­sic and Fun­da­men­tal Clin­ics which will be held reg­u­larly over the spring and sum­mer months, con­tact Steven at steven@sggc.com.au. Or visit www.sggc.com.au

Stu­dents at Al­bert Park learn about Aim­Point putting tech­niques

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