What is the AimPoint putting method?
The AimPoint method begins with a golfer feeling how the green slopes between their feet. Then with one eye closed, they hold up two fingers or just the pointer finger outside the right edge of the hole. The fingers will show you the line that you must take in order to get the ball to drop into the hole.
Once you have decided on the line, you can confidently putt the ball on this line, and it will break into the hole.
When AimPoint was first created, it was done at the digital level. If you have ever watched the Golf Channel and seen the track that connects the golf ball to the hole, this is essentially AimPoint.
As time when on and the viewers saw how the breaking putt would fall into the hole, it became apparent that the average golfer could benefit from the AimPoint method.
It does take a bit of time with a certified instructor to fully understand the percentage of Slope (or amounts of slope) and see how this setup can work for your game. However, the AimPoint method has done quite well on professional golf tours.
Is AimPoint Putting hard to learn?
The AimPoint Putting method is not all that difficult to learn; the key is that you will still need to judge the correct speed and put a confident stroke on the ball. The AimPoint may help you read the break of putts and slope grade, but to have a solid golf game, you must be able to combine a variety of putting skills.
Essentially the AimPoint method combines physics and feel. The first part of the process allows players to feel the weight distribution between their feet to determine the percent slope they are dealing with. If your right foot is considerably lower than your left foot, you have quite a bit of slope to deal with.
The actual slope does not matter all that much if a player can develop a feel and then match that with the correct line and speed on the green. After all, if you play enough golf, you likely know that there is more than one way to get a golf ball in the hole.