On the Road: Hibbing Collector

Updated: 01/13/2014 1:10 PM KSTP.com By: Heidi Enninga



For just about all of his 71 years, retired Hibbing dentist Mike Enich has had a passion for collecting things. He has hung on to all the trophies and clippings he accumulated as a pioneer in ski jumping in northern Minnesota and just about everything else he has stumbled across since.

For many years Mike and his wife Susan spent their spare time exploring old, abandoned logging sites looking for historic artifacts.

In later years they used a metal detector and turned up a treasure trove of metal objects fashioned by the smithy's that worked at every camp. Mike says it's all history, and he can't get enough of it.

When he discovered golf, he also found a whole new world of collecting golf clubs. Today he has thousands stashed in his home and several outbuildings. Most of the clubs he has refurbished by fitting them with brand new hickory shafts in his well-equipped workshop.

Anyone planning a visit to Mike and Susan’s home should be prepared to spend several hours looking at the amazing collections that fill every available space.