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grew up in southern Idaho.
father was a golf course superintendent, Jim
two brothers learned to play golf at early ages.
Jim won more than 30 amateur and pro golf events as well as 3 Idaho State Amateur Championships before graduating from the University of Houston where he was named All-American and played on three NCAA championship golf teams during the years 1956â€"58.
Jim is a former PGA Tour player and instructor.
He has been a golf pro since 1958 and presently is a life member of the PGA of America.
has given golf lessons to members of Congress and heads of state, including the secretary general of China and the president of Bangladesh
has also instructed many pros on the PGA and Senior PGA Tours.
While competing on the PGA Tour
coauthored the book Golf How? with former U.S. Open champion Orville Moody, and for 18 years, he
served as editor of Links Letter
Jim was the cofounder of the PGA Tour Fellowship and served in the role of an informal chaplain for more than 25 years.
helped start the Champions Tour Fellowship and the College Golf Fellowship, as well as Student Leadership, Cornerstone, and the C. S. Lewis Institute
, which grew out of his
40-year association with the National Prayer Breakfast.
has also been working with professional golfers to establish fellowships in all 41 sections of the PGA.
wife, Lorraine, have been married for 47 years and live in Annapolis, Maryland.
I was "Jimmy Hiskey, member ...
I was "Jimmy Hiskey, member of the University of Houston Golf Team."
After I came to faith from agnosticism, I went through an identity crisis.
I was still Jimmy Hiskey
, son of Pete Hiskey, but I was no longer on the golf team.
I was taught that ... "in Christ Jesus you are all children of God…" (Galatians 3:26, NIV) and "to all who did receive him,… he
gave the right to become children of God" (John 1:12, NIV).
This new identity as child of God didn't help me during my early days of faith.
I wasn't able to tell anybody I was Jimmy Hiskey
, child of God because I didn't feel like God's child.
Jim Hiskey is former PGA Tour player and Life Member of the PGA of America.
is the father of two sons and a daughter, grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of four.
He is also the former editor of the Links Letter (Links Players Magazine) and a co-founder of the PGA Tour and Champions Tour Fellowships.
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James R. Hiskey is a founder of the C.S. Lewis Institute along with Dr. James Houston.
In the early 1980s, through the work of Jim Hiskey and Tom Flory, the Links Letter became the production of Links Fellowship, an outgrowth of the Fellowship ministries in Washington, D.C.
To this end, Jim Hiskey
traveled extensively, helping men and women start such groups, called Links Fellowships.
After all these years, founder Jim Hiskey remains active with Links Players, writing monthly for the Daily Devotional.
He is a willing ambassador for Jesus internationally, often using golf as the vehicle of his meeting with others.
JIM HISKEY ...
If Jim Hiskey
of Annapolis had the chance to add another chapter to his recently released book, Winning is a Choice, it seems Zach Johnson, winner of the 2007 Masters, would be the ideal subject.
..."One thing we can learn from Zach is to commit to the moment, commit all your thoughts to the one shot and just play your best shot, play your own game and stay in the moment," said Hiskey, a former PGA Tour player and life member of the PGA.
"One of the chapters in the book is about concentration; you have to have the capacity to block out what's going on around you," Hiskey
...Winning is a Choice, co-written by Hiskey and Paul Meier, a nationally recognized psychiatrist based in Texas, is recommended reading for golfers and non-golfers alike, both young and old.
"We define a champion as someone who takes a step in life, they overcame a hurdle and became better at life," Hiskey
said."A champion is someone who's improving.Look at Tiger (Woods), he's
always got one word in mind: improve.He
wants to be the best he
been doing that for twenty-some years."
In five of the book's 10 chapters, Hiskey
discusses choices made by Betsy King, Tiger Woods, Lee Janzen, and Byron Nelson that, in Hiskey's eyes, made them champions.
made a great choice, which was being willing to change," Hiskey
...An all-American at the University of Houston, Hiskey played on three NCAA championship teams for the Cougars from 1956-58.
...Hiskey was co-founder of the PGA Tour Fellowship and served in the role of an informal chaplain for more then 25 years.He
later helped start the Champions Tour Fellowship and the College Golf Fellowship.Hiskey
and wife, Lorraine, both Idaho natives, will celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary this year.One of his
two sons, Pete, coaches the golf team at Broadneck High School
daughter, Michelle, is a sportswriter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution