Your Short Game Silver Bullet - Golf Swing Drills for Club Head Control by John Hoskison

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Imagine how many shots you would 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. Transform your short game and your long game with twelve simple exercises which will help you release the club at exactly the right time.  You can even practice them at home or in the office!

Interspersed with the exercises, John shares short and insightful stories about his days competing alongside some of the top players in the world, including golfing legends Seve Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle, Nick Faldo and Ryder Cup Captain Lanny Wadkins.  (For more of his humorous and disastrous stories competing against the best, check out his new book No Hiding in The Open).

Excerpt from Your Short Game Silver Bullet

Imagine an airline pilot wanting to land a jumbo jet on a runway in the desert. With nothing to obscure his view, he can see the landing strip from miles away. He can simply let the plane glide down using gravity. When it comes to touching down he hardly has to use the joystick. This is like playing a dead simple chip from a good lie. Now imagine the pilot having to land the plane in a city airport. He has skyscrapers in his way and his descent has to be much steeper. As he nears the landing strip, the nose of the plane is pointing down and to avoid crashing, he has to pull back on the joystick to level out the plane. The steeper the angle of descent, the more he has to use the controls.

Exactly the same theory applies to the short game. Most golfers know what to do when they need a steep angle of attack for a tight lie or a shot from rough; hands forward, ball back in the stance and hit down on the shot.  But in the same way a pilot uses the controls to level out a steep descent, a golfer needs to use his hands to level out the arc of the club as it comes into impact. If a golfer hasn't trained the hands to do this, it will lead to an aborted landing and a flick at the ball, often resulting in a thin. The following exercises will help any golfer release the club at precisely the right time for consistent solid striking when chipping, pitching or playing full shots.

REVIEWS:
"John kept it simple... got me back enjoying my golf again." ~Mick Fitzgerald, TV Sports Presenter--Former National Hunt Jockey

"John taught himself a great technique and knows as much about the golf swing as anyone I've met." ~Nick Mitchell, Former European Tour PGA Player

"John... is a great student of the game." ~Andrew Murray, European Tour--1989 European Open Champion

OTHER TITLES by John Hoskison
No Hiding in The Open - *NEW BOOK (John's humorous and fascinating stories from his days competing on the European Tour)*A Golf Swing You Can TrustLower Your Golf Score- Simple Steps to Save Shots
 

About John Hoskison

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John Hoskison was educated at St John's Leatherhead. After a short time working in a bank, he became a professional golfer and played the European PGA tour until 1985. He was elected Surrey Professional Golf Association Captain and has twice represented Europe in PGA Cup matches against America. He has also led England in the European Team Championships. In 1992, he won the Club Professionals Grand Slam including the national title. He regularly contributes to golf magazines.
 
Published April 7, 2013 by ePublishing Works!. 64 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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