Thoughts And Prayers For Van.
Some of you may know Dr. Lyman "Van" Slyke from past Society events. If not, let us introduce you to a pillar of the Society, someone whose efforts well pre-date the 1992 birth of The Shivas Irons Society.
In addition to being a close and personal friend to SIS Founder Steve Cohen, Van was an early advocate and supporter of Steve's vision that golf could be a vehicle for an examined life, a place where one could learn about him/herself as learner, golfer and human being.
Van is a charter and advisory board member, has been a board member, a Society writer and a driving creative force behind the creation of The Journal of the Shivas Irons Society. He is a passionate learner, lover of all aspects of the game, and even a club-fitting hobbyist. He is a distinguished teacher, author and historian of Modern China at Stanford University, someone who has generously shared his knowledge on Society trips to destinations such as Bhutan.
Above all, Van is a friend who is currently facing health challenges so we ask that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers.