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13 hours ago, dennyjones said:

I use two hands for 4 and above.   The courses I play rarely have anything about a 4.

I only have a few greens that I play have areas above a four.

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I’ve booked on to a 1-1 AimPoint Express session (2hrs) for £129.

I’m going ahead with it either way out of intrigue if nothing else BUT what can I expect?

Is it the sort of thing that will only really help on longer (20’+) putts as suggested earlier in this thread? Will it be useful regardless of putt distance? Are there charts or not (alluded to earlier)?

Or shall I just find out? 😛

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3 minutes ago, mellison24 said:

I’ve booked on to a 1-1 AimPoint Express session (2hrs) for £129.

I’m going ahead with it either way out of intrigue if nothing else BUT what can I expect?

Is it the sort of thing that will only really help on longer (20’+) putts as suggested earlier in this thread? Will it be useful regardless of putt distance? Are there charts or not (alluded to earlier)?

Or shall I just find out? 😛

AimPoint Express does not use charts.

It's useful on all putts, not just 20'+.

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Just now, iacas said:

AimPoint Express does not use charts.

It's useful on all putts, not just 20'+.

Thanks for the quick response 🙂 has the chart version (MidPoint?) fallen out of fashion now (just realised I’m talking about posts 5-7years old)?

The physics and maths and data sounded cool.

But I’m looking forward to seeing what I take from AE. Piqued my interest when I was ‘recommended’ a YouTube vid by MeAndMyGolf having a session with (not that one) Jamie Donaldson 🙂

With this and LSW to come, I’m really looking forward to trying some new ideas after stagnating a little and falling in and out of the game.

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15 minutes ago, mellison24 said:

Thanks for the quick response 🙂 has the chart version (MidPoint?) fallen out of fashion now (just realised I’m talking about posts 5-7years old)?

The physics and maths and data sounded cool.

But I’m looking forward to seeing what I take from AE. Piqued my interest when I was ‘recommended’ a YouTube vid by MeAndMyGolf having a session with (not that one) Jamie Donaldson 🙂

With this and LSW to come, I’m really looking forward to trying some new ideas after stagnating a little and falling in and out of the game.

You will really enjoy Aimpoint Express.   It's a basic premise about putting slopes.   You'll be impressed that it is so easy and you'll wonder why others don't run to a class.   It (the class) is some of the best $$ I've ever spent of golf.

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11 hours ago, mellison24 said:

Thanks for the quick response 🙂 has the chart version (MidPoint?) fallen out of fashion now (just realised I’m talking about posts 5-7years old)?

The physics and maths and data sounded cool.

But I’m looking forward to seeing what I take from AE. Piqued my interest when I was ‘recommended’ a YouTube vid by MeAndMyGolf having a session with (not that one) Jamie Donaldson 🙂

With this and LSW to come, I’m really looking forward to trying some new ideas after stagnating a little and falling in and out of the game.

I've done both and I find Express just as accurate and it is faster.

One thing I would suggest doing before going and even doing before the class meets on the practice green is practice hitting your start lines. Do this with 2 - 3 foot putts. Find a flat spot and just get in the groove. I do this aiming at a tee. 

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36 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

I've done both and I find Express just as accurate and it is faster.

One thing I would suggest doing before going and even doing before the class meets on the practice green is practice hitting your start lines. Do this with 2 - 3 foot putts. Find a flat spot and just get in the groove. I do this aiming at a tee. 

Good idea, I might just do that. My pro (not AimPoint) was fixing an issue where I was pushing putts by going straight on my followthrough instead of arcing properly. Anything within 5ft flat, I’m happy with.

I was amazed by the physics ‘revelation’ that the hole is bigger if you stop the ball up to a half-ball round the cup, simply because gravity does it’s job.

I’m hoping the physics of green-reading will be similarly revelatory and simple 🙂

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What the hell, I think I need to take a refresher course, I've been misreading the 1 finger low sides more than a few times now. Or maybe I should just go out with a level and practice some reads.

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1 hour ago, nevets88 said:

What the hell, I think I need to take a refresher course, I've been misreading the 1 finger low sides more than a few times now. Or maybe I should just go out with a level and practice some reads.

That's one of the best parts of Aimpoint, to me.  The system is really simple to use, and easy to remember, once you've learned it.  If I find myself missing, and my "bead and speed" are OK, I know I need to recalibrate my feet to get the read back in line.

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1 minute ago, DaveP043 said:

That's one of the best parts of Aimpoint, to me.  The system is really simple to use, and easy to remember, once you've learned it.  If I find myself missing, and my "bead and speed" are OK, I know I need to recalibrate my feet to get the read back in line.

I had one job. Find the low side. Can't even do that. Frak.

Another thing is I am kind of speeding through it, gotta slow down.

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1 minute ago, nevets88 said:

I had one job. Find the low side. Can't even do that. Frak.

Another thing is I am kind of speeding through it, gotta slow down.

I don't speed through, but occasionally I'll get to my spot, and not really pay attention.  When I do pay attention, I find that I get a feel in just a second or two, any more time than that is just wasted (for me).

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1 hour ago, nevets88 said:

What the hell, I think I need to take a refresher course, I've been misreading the 1 finger low sides more than a few times now. Or maybe I should just go out with a level and practice some reads.

What do you mean? You're not sure which way your one-finger reads GO? Like "breaks left" or "breaks right"?

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Finished my AimPoint lesson 10 mins ago. Sold! Have never putted like that in my life (also nicely explained why 4+% reads on holes cause so much chaos, and are so rare).

I could’ve spent £129 on a new club, but I think I’ve just spent it on a miracle. The difference between the eye and the feet is chalk and cheese (and I bloody love cheese)!

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As an aside, my AimPoint pro recommended I ‘get hold of a book called Lowest Score Wins’, and he was genuinely thrilled when I said I had a copy on the way 😂

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5 hours ago, mellison24 said:

Finished my AimPoint lesson 10 mins ago. Sold! Have never putted like that in my life (also nicely explained why 4+% reads on holes cause so much chaos, and are so rare).

I could’ve spent £129 on a new club, but I think I’ve just spent it on a miracle. The difference between the eye and the feet is chalk and cheese (and I bloody love cheese)!

Don't want to be the guy that says "Told you so" but nah.....Told you so.   

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9 minutes ago, mellison24 said:

Played a round this morning, shite weather, wet and windy, hackers golf.

25 over. Only 30 putts though 😁

The best thing about AimPoint is you don't have to worry about the read. Just get the speed right. It simplifies the game around the green. Don't forget to use it for chips and pitches.

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1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

. Don't forget to use it for chips and pitches.

Absolutely.  Obviously, the closer you can get to the hole, the easier the putt. 

I am debating how well buying the AIMPOINT DVD would help me vs driving 100 miles to go see an instructor for a face to face session...

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