Dr. Lyman Van Slyke

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.