Target Slope Measuring System

Developed by Nick Riley

Nick Riley Putting Academy

The Putting Academy is a centre of excellence where students receive a unique putting experience. Using scientific tools and hands-on tour experience we endeavour to help each player find their individual pathway to better putting. Over the past 15 years as a putting coach, I have associated and formed alliances with many world-renowned specialists, and will take great delight in sharing some of my findings with you.

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Book now Availble

I am excited to announce the release of my new guide to better green reading book & ebook. Within the book I share some of my theories on green reading and introduce you to my newly developed Target Slope Measuring System.

Amazon (UK)
Waterstones (UK)

Overview of the system
  • Target SMS Explained
  •  Putter's Vertical Hang      
  • Hang the Putter
  • Calibrate the Putter Hang
  • Body Setup & Perpendicular Read Position
  • Practice and Putting Things Together

Target Slope Measuring System

A guide to better green reading

The aim of the system is to help you judge the size of a slope and see a slope when it’s not easily visible. By identifying the degree of slope, you will learn to intuitively recognise the desired shape of the putt, which will assist you in picking the correct line and thus HOLE MORE PUTTS!

 Nick Riley - Inventor of Target SMS

Nick joined Henbury Golf Club in 1990 as the head professional and is a PGA member with over 40 years experience as a professional golfer and coach. The Golf Academy operates as an independent service to members and visitors alike. Nick has worked with golfers of all abilities ranging from club amateurs to tour professionals.

 In 2005 Nick founded his Putting Academy and packaged together his experience and expertise to bring the golfing public a unique coaching experience at this purpose built facility in Bristol.