Happy Holidays and Winter Meeting View this email in your browser Happy Holidays Michigan Hickory Tour!  It’s been a great season and an even better, fuller one is to come in 2019.  We’ll have more MHT events available on the schedule (one even an “Up North” event), more matchplay, a special gutty event, perhaps a GAM event
and some new venues. 
 
AND…I’ve scheduled the MHT Winter meeting!  We’ll be meeting at
Win Schuler’s Restaurant, Sunday, March 10 at noon.  (Our Ann Arbor meeting spot has now decided to charge a food minimum of $300 for the use of our room – Schuler’s is no charge for the room.)

The Winter Meeting Eventbrite will be emailed in February.  Have wonderful holidays and a great winter.  As a small holiday gift, I’ve attached an article from Macdonald Smith/Lyon Co. from 1931 on caring for hickory shafts…keep them conditioned and ready for next season.
See you in March.

The Commish

CARE OF THE SHAFTS
 
            Have your Professional see that the finish is kept on your Shaft at all times.  The paint manufacturer’s slogan – “Save the surface and you safe all” is particularly true of a Hickory Golf Shaft.  “Skinned” places on the Shaft meant that the protecting finish is broken; that the wood is exposed to the elements – particularly dew and rain.  When moisture in any form gets into the Shaft proper it will soon be ruined.  Your Professional will re-finish your Shaft for you in a very few minutes, and the charge is nominal.
 
            Other helpful suggestions which will insure your Hickory Shafts giving you perfect service are:
 
            Always wipe them good and dry after playing them in dew or rain.
            Do not use club for a “cane” or a “stool” while waiting for your opponents to play.
 
            Don’t stuff knickers, shoes, caps, etc. in your Golf Bag with your clubs and force the Shafts out of shape, even for a few minutes.  Hickory buggy rims, auto rims, etc. are bent – first, by wetting or heating the timber, then bending it in a form of the desired shape and allowing the timber to cool and ”set” to a permanent shape.  And your Shafts will likewise take a permanent “set” or Bend if you force them out of shape with damp knickers, etc.
 
            Never lean your Bag or Clubs against the wall in a corner in a manner that causes the Shafts or your Clubs to carry the weight of both the Bag and its contents.
 
            Do not store in a hot, excessively dry room.
 
            Stand your Clubs up loosely in the Bag when temporarily storing them.  When putting them away for long periods of time, either lay flat on a shelf or hang them, heads down, by a string around the Grip in a room of moderate temperature, if possible, and where there is sufficient humidity in the air to insure their not drying out excessively, and you will always have satisfactory Shafts.
 
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