Rotation is the best... But, also, wipe some mink oil at least twice a year makes the leather last long. My DryJoys Tour is 9 years old (LOL), still in good shape and comfortable... Spike change before it is needed-- will always feel like brand new. Morning dew, light rain and over watered fairways-- no problem.
Hate to spike your cheering, Noel, but the DryJoys Tour just came out in Jan 2011. You're probably talking about DryJoys, which have been around since the early 90's, I believe.