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