Monday, 20 September 2010

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John Hoskison has been a member of the British PGA for thirty years.  He is a former member of the European Tour and has played with many world class golfers. He has also written over 300 articles about the golf swing!  

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  • John has won Over 100 Tournaments Worldwide
  • Won the 1992 European PGA Professional Championships
  • Represented Europe in PGA Cup Matches v USA
  • Golf Instruction Panalist for Golf Monthly
  • Current Golf Feature Writer for Suite101
  • Occasionally Plays the European Seniors Tour 

John Hoskison Golf Books

John has written four bestselling golf books.  A Swing You Can Trust is regarded as a one of the best golf  books available.  It explains the golf swing in a unique way using analogies to explain the mechanics of the swing, and simple to understand exercises to groove it.   

From the grip to the finish position, John coaches using humor and unique analogies to explain how the golf swing works, and how to build a swing you can trust.

REVIEWS:
"John taught himself a great swing and knows as much about golf as anyone I've met.  This is a must read book." Nick Mitchell  - Former European Tour PGA Player

"I went to John for the usual stuff; head in hands, not knowing what shot was coming next. John kept it simple… got me back enjoying my golf again."   
Mick Fitzgerald - TV Sports Presenter - National Hunt Jockey.

 "John has very good technique and is a great student of the game. He always told me 'simple is best'." 
Andrew Murray - European PGA Tour - 1989 European Open Champion. 

"We used to be out there trying to squeeze one down the fairway but John Hoskison would stand up and blast one down the middle as if no trouble existed.  We called him the 'Toy Cannon'." 
Pete Oakley - 2004 Senior British Open Champion


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A Swing You Can Trust - Amazon UK

A Swing You Can Trust - Amazon US

A Swing You Can Trust - itunes UK

A Swing You Can Trust - itunes - US

Shooting Lower Scores - Simple Tips to Save Shots

Shooting Lower Scores concentrates on how to maximize your scoring potential.  It discusses the safe tee shot, club selection, bunker shots and putting.  This is a book about tactics that will help you shoot your handicap more regularly.

Shooting Lower Scores - Amazon UK

Shooting Lower Scores - Amazon US

Shooting Lower Scores - itunes UK

Shooting Lower Scores - itunes US  
 

Pair this with John Hoskison's other book "A golf swing you can trust" and you have two superb books on the swing, and how to go about REALLY using it effectively. There are so many books that get bogged down in detail, drills etc and miss the fundamentals - low scoring is how you think your way around the golf course! Read this and use some of John's insight and you're on the right track to bring those scores down!
Your Short Game Silver Bullet

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Imagine how many shots you could save if you could chip and pitch like a pro? 

Your Short Game Silver Bullet describes the missing link between the chipping and pitching technique of a struggling amateur and that of a short game magician.  And there is a missing link - a Silver Bullet which the top pros have inherited from their younger days.  This book will help train your hands to release the club at precisely the right time for control, trajectory and spin.

Transform your short game and your long game with twelve simple exercises that take no more than ten minutes a day. You can even do them at home or in the office! Practice these drills for enhanced club head control and you will be able to strike chip shots with authority, and land the ball where you want. If your hands are trained to square up the blade at impact, it will help your short game and your driving off the tee. Educated hands can make any swing work.

Interspersed with the exercises, John shares short and insightful stories about competing alongside some of the world's top players, including golfing legends Seve Ballesteros, Mac O'Grady and Ryder Cup Captain Lanny Wadkins.

Join former European PGA Tour Player and champion golfer John Hoskison as he presents his proven 'silver bullet' for club head control--the missing link between suspect short game technique and a chipping and pitching action that really works. 


     
 

Friday, 19 March 2010

Relax Playing Golf and Overcome Nerves - Golf Tips:

Relax Playing Golf and Overcome Nerves - Golf Tips 

Drills and Tips to keep you calm on the golf course.  Use the pre shot routine of the top pros to stay relaxed and in control when facing even the most difficult shots.

For tips that will enable you to make a fundamental improvement to your game read John's Book 'A Golf Swing You Can Trust'.  This book can really make a difference!.






How the Golf Swing Should Feel – PGA Drills andTips:

How the Golf Swing Should Feel – Golf PGA Drills and Tips:
Use this golf swing drill to understand what a good golf swing should feel like coming into impact and through the shot.  Learn to avoid a glancing blow and compress a ball correctly for longer straighter golf shots.
  










Best Putter for Your Putting Stroke - Putting Drills andTips

Best Putter for Your Putting Stroke, Putting Drills and Tips
Use this simple experiment to find out which type of putter you use and importantly whether it suits your stroke.   Find out how to match up your putter with your putting stroke to start holing more putts.










How to Control a Golf Slice in a Left to Right Wind - Swing Tips:

Control a Golf Slice in a Strong Left to Right Wind - Swing Tips
There are few more destructive shots in golf than an out of control slice.  Learn how to adjust the golf swing to stop carving the ball out right in a left to right wind.......













Golf Swing Head Position and Golf Shoulder Turn Tips:

Golf Swing Head Position - PGA Golf Swing Drills and Tips
Learn to alter your swing shape to hit a fade or draw at will by understanding the importance of head position in the stance.  If you have ever been told to turn your shoulders more this is a must read article!











How to Get Out of Bunkers and Sand Traps Every Time


How to Get Out of Bunkers and Sand Traps - PGA Short Game Drills and Tips
Use these short game drills and tips to get out of sand every time you end up in a bunker.  Learn to play bunker shots like the pros.

Get More Backspin on Pitch Shots - PGA Pitching Drills and Tips

Get More Backspin on Pitch Shots - PGA Pitching Drills and Tips
Learn to control the ball when it lands on the green by imparting backspin on a pitch or short iron.  Learn to hit down onto the ball with a wedge on pitch shots for a crisp, clean strike.







How to Hit Golf Balls off Slopes and Sidehill Lies - PGA Drills and Tips

How to Hit a Golf Ball off Slopes and Sidehill Lies
If you normally practice at the range and are used to playing golf off flat ground read this article containing drills and tips for hitting good shots from slopes and difficult sidehill lies.

How to Drive Longer and Hit the Golf Ball Further - PGA Driving Drills and Tips

How to Drive Longer and Hit the Golf Ball Further



Forget preaching the ethos 'You Drive for Show and Putt for Dough' to anyone who drives the ball weakly off the tee and would love to hit it further!  Read this article to start punching your weight and maximise your length when using a driver.  GO ON TIGER!

For tips that will enable you to make a fundamental improvement to your game read John's Book 'A Golf Swing You Can Trust'.  This book can really make a difference!.

What is a Reverse Pivot or Tilt in a Golf Swing – PGA Golf Swing Drills and Tips

What is a Reverse Pivot in Golf Swing - PGA Drills and Tips
Learn to stop that ugly tilt or reverse pivot with these drills and tips for the correct turn of the shoulders.   Start to hit the ball squarely from the inside to hit a draw instead of that frustrating slice!

How to Avoid Neck and Back Golf Injuries – Golf Pro Tips

How to Avoid Neck and Back Golf Injuries - PGA Golf Tip
Use these exercises to avoid back injuries when swinging a golf club.  Learn to turn round the spine rather than compressing the spine with a tilt or reverse pivot swing.

Start the Swing with a One Piece Takeaway - PGA Golf Swing Drills andTips:

The Importance of a  One Piece Takeaway - Golf Swing Drills and Tips
If there was only one thing a golf teacher could tell a pupil many would explain the importance of a one piece takeaway - get this part of the swing right and the rest is simple!



How to Teach Golf, the Stance - Golf Pro Tips: Tips for Golf Stance and Posture, Alignment in Address Position

How to Teach Golf, the Stance

How to Teach, Play Golf, Bunker and Trap Shots: Get Out of Sand Every Time with Right Club and Swing Commitment

How to Teach, Play Golf, Bunker and Trap Shots

How to Hit Golf Shots off Sidehill Lies - Tips: Ball Below and Above Feet, Hit Shots from Sloping Lies with Balance

How to Hit Golf Shots off Sidehill Lies

What is Forward Press? Perfect Golf Swing Start: Forward Golf Press - Golf Move to Start Smooth Swing, Avoid Tension

What is Forward Press? Golf Move to Start Smooth Swing, Avoid Tension

For tips that will enable you to make a fundamental improvement to your game read John's Book 'A Golf Swing You Can Trust'.  This book can really make a difference!.


How to Grip the Golf Club – Pro Grip Golf Tips: Golf Grip Affects Swing Path and Plane, Grip Club Well to Release,

How to Grip the Golf Club – Pro Grip Golf Tips:

Hit Against Firm Left Side to Drive Ball Longer: Brace the Left Leg for Maximum Golf Release and Club Head Speed

Hit Against Firm Left Side to Drive Ball Longer:

For tips that will enable you to make a fundamental improvement to your game read John's Book 'A Golf Swing You Can Trust'.  This book can really make a difference!.


How To Shape Golf Shots, Fade, Draw, Swing Tips: Release Hand Action to Control Golf Ball, Shape Flight of Shots

How To Shape Golf Shots - Fade and Draw Swing Tips

Kids Golf, Hard Work and Practice - Junior Tips: Kids Golf Practice. Has Video replaced the Need for Hard Graft?

Kids Golf, Hard Work and Practice

Is Golf Good For You? Benefits of Playing Golf: Golf is a Healthy Hobby, Lose Weight and Stay Fit on the Golf Course

Is Golf Good For You? Benefits of Playing Golf: Golf is a Healthy Hobby, Lose Weight and Stay Fit on the Golf Course

How to Release Golf Club Like a Pro, Release Tip: Square Up Club, Golf Grip Change, Square and Release Club at Impact

How to Release Golf Club Like a Pro, Release Tip: Square Up Club, Golf Grip Change, Square and Release Club at Impact

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Right Side Golf Swing, Power up Right Golf Side: Golf Power, Right Leg and Arm Set, Right Set for Golf Clubhead Speed

Right Side Golf Swing, Power up Right Golf Side:

Ten Top Golf Swing Tips, Perfect Swing Tips: Ten Tips to Perfect a Swing,Ten Golf Top Tips to Improve Swing Golf

Ten Top Golf Swing Tips

How to Hole More Putts - Golf Pro Putting Tips: Hole Out More Golf Break Putts, Control Lag Putts, Hole Short Putts

How to Hole More Putts - Golf Pro Putting Tips:

Ten Top Putting Tips - Pga Golf Tips for Putting: Ten Golf Tips, Putting Stance, Putting Stroke and Better Putting

Ten Top Putting Tips - Pga Golf Tips for Putting:

Top Golf Short Game Tips, How to Chip and Pitch: Tips, Short Golf Game for Pitching Chipping and Short Shot Technique

Top Golf Short Game Tips, How to Chip and Pitch:

Driving the Golf Ball - Golf Swing Driver Tips: Ten Golf Tips for Better Drives - Longer Driving, Straighter Driving

Driving the Golf Ball - Golf Swing Driver Tips: Ten Golf Tips for Better Drives

How to Hit a Draw, Golf Tips to Hit Draw Shot: Hit Golf Draw with Inside Out Swing for Longer Drives, Better Irons

How to Hit a Draw, Golf Tips to Hit Draw Shot:

How to Hit an Iron, Hit Crisp Iron Golf Shots: Hit a Clean Iron Shot with Control, Hit Down on Golf Iron Shots

How to Hit an Iron, Hit Crisp Iron Golf Shots:

How to Stop Topping the Ball – PGA Pro Golf Tips: Stop Topping Ball and Hitting Top of Ball, Stop Thinning Golf Shots

How to Stop Topping the Ball – PGA Pro Golf Tips:

How to Hit High Draw, Golf Swing Draw Tips: Hit the Draw High - Stop Ball Quickly, Control High Golf Draw Shots

How to Hit High Draw, Golf Swing Draw

How to Hit a Fairway Three Wood, Golf Swing Tips: Hit Golf Three Wood High, Strike Fairway Wood Shots Consistently

How to Hit a Fairway Three Wood, Golf Swing Tips

How to Hit a Low Driver, Drive Low into the Wind: Hit Low Golf Drive, Penetrating Driver Shot, Hit Low Drives off Tee

How to Hit a Low Driver, Drive Low into the Wind:

How to Hit a Driver – PGA Golf Pro Driver Tips: Hit Driver Sweet Spot, Hit Golf Driver on Best Driver Ball Flight

How to Hit a Driver – PGA Golf Pro Driver Tips:

How to Hit a Draw and Hook a Ball Right to Left: Golf Hook Shot Swing to Draw the Golf Ball with Inside Hand Release

How to Hit a Draw and Hook a Ball Right to Left:

How to Shape the Golf Ball from Left to Right?: Hit Fade,Slice, Cut Spin - Swing Plane Path and Hand Action for Fade

How to Shape the Golf Ball from Left to Right?

How to Hit a Low Draw, Low Hit Golf Draw Tips: Low Release Draw, Hit Down on Ball, Right to Left Golf Low Flight

How to Hit a Low Golf Draw

How to Improve Putting, Golf Putting Stroke Tips: Putting Drills, Hole More Golf Putts, Improve Putting Golf Stroke

How to Improve Putting, Golf Putting Stroke Tips:

How to Hit Hybrid and Rescue Clubs - Swing Tips: Ball Position and Golf Swing Grip Tips for Rescue and Hybrid Clubs

How to Hit Hybrid and Rescue Clubs

How to Hit Longer Drives, Long Drive Swing Tips: Hit Driver Further with Club Head Speed in Swing Release at Impact

How to Hit Longer Drives, Long Drive Swing Tips:

Natural Golf Swing Drills for Irons and Driver: Drill a Natural Swing and Hit Better Longer Drives and Crisp Irons

Natural Golf Swing Drills for Irons and Driver:

How to Make a Golf Turn, Shoulder Turn Drill Tip: Turn Shoulder Exercise for Power Golf Swing and Longer Golf Drives

How to Make a Golf Turn, Shoulder Turn Drill Tip:

How to Hit a Power Draw, Tips to Hit Power Draw: Draw Power Shots, Hit Right to Left Golf Flight, Drive Ball Forward

How to Hit a Power Draw,

How to Stop Shanking Irons and Wedge Golf Shots: Cure Shanking with Golf Exercise to Find Sweet Spot on Golf Irons

How to Stop Shanking Irons and Wedge Shots

How to Hit Long Irons and Improve Driver Swing: Hit Irons Long to Improve Swing, Long Sweep Irons, Better Swing Path

How to Hit Long Irons and Improve Driver Swing

How to Get Up and Down in Two - Short Game Tips: Short Shot Golf Game, Improve Chipping, Save Golf Shots Near Green

How to Get Up and Down in Two - Short Game Tips

How to Swing Inside Out to Hit a Golf Draw, Tips: In to Out Golf Swing to Draw Golf Ball and Strike Better Golf Shots

How to Swing Inside Out to Hit a Golf Draw

How to Know Which Golf Club to Use - Swing Tips: Club Selection and Knowing Which Iron to Hit? Distance Club Hits?

How to Know Which Golf Club to Use - Club Selection Tips

Practice Slow Motion Golf Swing to Groove Basics: Slow Swing Motion to Build Fundamentals for Golf Technique Control

Practice Slow Motion Golf Swing to Groove Basics

Golf Posture in Stance - Golf Swing Turn Tips: Good Posture at Address Position for a Better Golf Turn and Swing

Golf Posture in Stance - Golf Swing Turn Tips

How to Choose the Best Clubs for Your Golf Swing: Choose Clubs to Suit Your Swing Shape to Hit the Golf Ball Better

How to Choose the Best Clubs for Your Golf Swing

Right Foot Action in Golf Swing - Pga Golf Tips: Anchor Back Foot on Backswing to Drive the Right Side on Downswing

Right Foot Action in Golf Swing - Pga Golf Tips:

How to Start the Golf Downswing, Golf Swing Tips: Slow Downswing Golf Transition for On Line In Plane Downswing Path

How to Start the Golf Downswing

How the Right Arm Works in the Golf Swing - Tips: Right Hand and Arm Swing Golf Club into Plane and Release Club Head

How the Right Arm Works in the Golf Swing

Increase Golf Club Head Speed With Swing Release: Hand Action Through Impact, Use Centrifugal Force to Compress Ball

Increase Golf Club Head Speed With Swing Release

Create a Wide Arc for Power in the Golf Swing: Increase Club Speed with Left Arm Swing to Create Width and Power

Create a Wide Arc for Power in the Golf Swing:

How to Stop Shoulder Tilt, Reverse Pivot Drill: Swing Tilt Drill, Stop Reverse Pivot and Turn Shoulders in Plane

How to Stop Shoulder Tilt, Reverse Pivot Drill

Head Position in the Golf Swing, Golf Plane Tips: Head Angle Position for Takeaway, Swing Path and Golf Swing Plane

Head Position in the Golf Swing

Clubface Aim in Golf Stance - Club Head Position: Aim of Club at Address Dictates Backswing Path - How to Aim the Face

Clubface Aim in Golf Stance - Club Head Position

Golf Swing Balance Rhythm,Timing Drills and Tips: Drills for Timing, Balance, Rhythm to HIt Straight Irons and Drives

Golf Swing Balance Rhythm,Timing Drills

How to Hit a Five Wood - Golf Ball Position Tips: Hit Five Metal Straight, Low or High with Changes to Golf Stance

How to Hit a Five Wood - Golf Ball Position Tips

Casting, Throwing, Hitting From Top - Golf Tips: Downswing Start at Top of Golf Swing to Release Club Late at Impact

Casting, Throwing, Hitting From Top - Golf Tips

How to Hit a Power Fade - Power Golf Swing Tips: Power a Fade to Keep Ball in Play, Fade to Control a Golf Ball

How to Hit a Power Fade

Long Irons Rescue Hybrids? Golf Club Swing Tips: Benefits of Golf Hybrid and Rescue Clubs Against Long Three Irons

 Benefits of Golf Hybrid and Rescue Clubs

Release Hands by Throwing Club - Golf Swing Tips: Release Drill for Golf Club Head Speed and to Feel Swing Hand Action

Release Hands by Throwing Club - Golf Swing Tips for a Powerful Release

Tips to Improve Golf Swing Mechanics, Technique: Perfect Swing Positions, Practice Golf to Build a Consistent Swing

Tips to Improve Golf Swing Mechanics

Putting Grips to Putt Better - Golf Putting Tips: Putt Better and Hole Short Putts, Putting Grips for Perfect Stroke

Putting Grips to Putt Better - Golf Putting Tips

Across the Line at Top of Backswing - Golf Tips: Crossing the Line Means Aiming Shaft Right of Target at Top Of Swing

Across the Line at Top of Backswing - Golf Tips

How to Break 100 - Golf Tips to Lower Scores: Consistently Score Less Than 100 Golf Shots for Eighteen Holes

How to Break 100 - Golf Tips to Shoot  Lower Scores

How to Break 80 in Golf, Golf Tips to Break 80: Consistently Score Less than 80 with a Safe Tee Shot Tee You Rely On

How to Break 80 in Golf, Golf Tips to Break 80 Consistently

Hitting Through the Golf Ball, Golf Swing Tip: Hit Through the Shot Properly, Swing Through Impact a Full Finish

Hitting Through the Golf Ball, Golf Swing Tip

How to Stop Hitting Behind the Golf Ball - Tips: Hit Ball First Then the Ground for Correct Golf Ball Turf Sequence

How to Stop Hitting Behind the Golf Ball 

For tips that will enable you to make a fundamental improvement to your game read John's Book 'A Golf Swing You Can Trust'.  This book can really make a difference!.

How to Hit Wedge and Pitch Shots off Tight Lies: Hit Down on Wedge Shots with a Good Swing Finish for Crisp Striking

How to Hit Wedge and Pitch Shots off Tight Lies

Golf Swing Drill for Perfect Swing Width - Tips: Connected Swing Golf Exercise, Tip for an Easy Simple Powerful Swing

Golf Swing Drill for Perfect Swing Width

How to Stop Pulling the Ball, Golf Shot Pull Tips: Stop Hitting the Ball Left with Correct Downswing Aim

How to Stop Pulling the Ball

Right Hand on Golf Downswing - Golf Swing Tips: Right Wrist Action to Move Club on Downswing Plane for Power Release

Right Hand on Golf Downswing

Golf Swing Right Hip Turn - Golf Hip Turn Tips: Turn Hips to Start the Backswing and Downswing, Swing Hip Technique

Golf Swing Right Hip Turn - Golf Hip Turn Tips

Golf Club Face Position at Top of Backswing Tip: Change Face Angle to Alter Hand Release to Hit a Golf Draw of Fade

Golf Club Face Position at Top of Backswing  Learn to Change the Face Angle to Hit a Draw or Fade

Golf Address Hand Position - Stance Grip Tips: Hand Set in Golf Stance is Crucial to Start Backswing on Right Path

Golf Address Hand Position

Turn Shoulders, Hit Golf Draw, Inside Swing Tips: Hit a Draw Golf Ball by Turning the Body for Inside Out Swing Path

Turn Shoulders to Hit Golf Draw, Inside Swing Tips:

Start Golf Downswing with Left Shoulder - Tips: Start Downswing Transition with Shoulder Move to Keep Club on Inside

Start Golf Downswing with Left Shoulder

Hand Action Through Impact for Power - Golf Tips: Release Action Hand to Accelerate at Impact and Compress a Golf Ball

Hand Action Through Impact for Power

How to Release a Golf Club to Stop Slicing, Tips: Release the Club with Arm Rotation to Square up the Face at Impact

How to Release a Golf Club to Stop Slicing,

Golf Swing Drill for Power and Club Head Speed: Golf Drill to Hit the Golf Ball Further with Compact Swing for Speed

Golf Swing Drill for Power and Club Head Speed:

Drill to Start Golf Downswing - Golf Swing Tips: Start Downswing with Left Knee Drive to Keep Golf Club on the Inside

Drill to Start Golf Downswing

Start of Downswing Transition - Golf Swing Tips: Start Downswing Golf Tips for Foot, Hand, Hip, Shoulder Release

Drill for Start of Downswing Transition

Flat or Upright Swing Plane – Golf Swing Tips: Drill for Swing Plane, Adjust Golf Swing Plane for Power or Accuracy

Flat or Upright Swing Plane? Golf Swing Tips:

Drills for Slow Motion Takeaway, Golf Swing Tips: Start Swing with a Slow One-Piece Golf Takeaway for Swing Control

Drills for Slow Motion Takeaway

How to Release the Golf Club in the Golf Swing: Train Hand Action Through the Ball for Better Drives and Irons Shots

How to Release the Golf Club in the Golf Swing

Golf Swing Leg, Hip Turn Positions to Hit a Draw: Improve Golf Takeaway Path Turn and Plane with New Stance Position

Golf Swing Leg, Hip Turn Positions to Hit a Draw:

Start Golf Downswing with Legs, Hips, Swing Tips: Turn Left Hip and Drive Right Leg on Downswing to Keep Club Inside

How to Start the Golf Downswing with Legs and Hips