About The Author

John Hoskison

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.

Inside

This is a true story of a journey to hell and back.
 
In 1994 John Hoskison was a highly respected and successful professional golfer. Then, one evening, after a tournament, he broke a rule of his life by drinking and driving and on the way home he hit and killed a cyclist.
 
Hoskison knew he'd never escape the pain he'd caused and felt a prison sentence was justified.
 
As a non-violent first offender, he could have expected to serve part of his sentence in an open prison, but was instead consigned to some of the toughest in Britain; places of medieval-like squalor and violence.

Name and Number

Art student Nick Wood risks selling a few Ecstasy tablets at a party to impress friends and ends up with a three year prison sentence.
 
Nick hopes to spend his sentence in an open prison, the type he's read about in the papers. The ones often referred to as 'holiday camps'. Instead, his worst nightmare comes true.
 
Locked up in HMP Blackthorpe, a prison known for its medieval-like squalor, Nick lives at the mercy of the drug barons and in fear of the lifers. Constantly stalked by danger he has to find a way to survive.
 
To earn protection money he turns to the one thing he's good at—art. But can selling pictures to visitors be enough to keep the mob at bay? Or will he be made an example of by the hard men and suffer the worst type of prison punishment?

Your Short Game Silver Bullet

Save shots on the golf course by learning to chip like a pro.
 
Twelve simple exercises plus ten minutes a day, and you can transform your short game, strike chip shots with authority, land the ball where you want and impart any amount of backspin you need.
 
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 robotic technique and a chipping action that really works.
 
But John doesn't stop there. Interspersed throughout the lessons, John shares short and insightful stories of when he walked the greens with golfing legends Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros , Mac O'Grady and Lanny Wadkins.

A Golf Swing You Can Trust

Most golfers never improve irrespective of what they try.
 
You needn't be most golfers.
 
A Golf Swing You Can Trust is an original work by John Hoskison, a deep-thinking PGA player and teacher. Inside, John reveals how, after years of slicing, he went from the worst player on tour to the National PGA Professional Champion by using these simple techniques.
 
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.

Lower Your Golf Score

Think like a pro and you can lower your golf score.
 
Whatever you struggle with—wasted shots around the green, inaccurate iron shots, missed fairways or too many shots lost in the sand—the unique coaching advice offered by PGA European Tour Player and Golf Pro John Hoskison will improve your game.
 
Regain control of the ball and your mind using John's techniques learned on the PGA circuit. Stay relaxed and calm under pressure, even when disaster strikes.
 
With John's proven 'swing thoughts', you can keep the ball on the fairway, chip closer to the flag and putt better on the greens. Fear and doubt will be replaced by John's carefully explained step-by-step process for preparing for a round, practicing for maximum benefit and applying the tactics needed to lower your golf score... like a pro.