• Al posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 1 week, 4 days ago

    I was posted to Yongsan in 1976-77 and again 82-84 which was unusual for a Navy officer. In 1977 I married Ms Ko who was a waitress and sometimes cashier at the golf club. We recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. Shortly after our marriage she attended college, graduated with a degree in nursing and passed the California licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse. I retired from the Navy in 1991 and have resided in San Diego since. We have two wonderful children and three beautiful grandchildren who help keep me young. As you may guess Yongsan and the Eighth Army Golf Club in particular hold a special place in my heart. As a side note, my son picked up my love of golf and became a golf pro after his graduation from UCLA. He has left the golf industry but retains his love of the game.

  • Al posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 1 week, 4 days ago

    I would love to have a copy of the panoramic photo at the top of this page by Darrell Brown. Can Darrell or someone else post it in media? Thanks.

  • Al commented on a Photo in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 1 month ago

    If I remember correctly, the tournament was held the month before on December 27th. I still have the ball from my hole-in-one on the eighth hole that day. Of course the holes were coffee cans.

  • Al posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 1 month ago

    Photo of Charlie Ernst on the first green in 1977.
  • Al posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Stationed at Defense Communications Agency Korea 1976-77 and U.S. Naval Forces Korea from 1982-84. Virtually lived at the golf course in those days. Looking for photos or info on Frank Hickey, Ron Lewis or Charlie Ernst. Unfortunately all my photos were lost during a PCS.

    • we just posted the note and hope to get back to you with information. Thank you for writing

    • Here is a photo of me with Frank Hickey and 1Lt Paul Kim. Paul and I won the best ball tournament at the EUSA Golf Course in 1972 or 1973. I’m not really sure of the year.
    • Al replied 1 month ago

      Thanks, John. Were you still there in 76-77. Your face looks familiar to me but it was a long time ago. I was at the golf course just about every day rain or shine.

  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 8 months, 1 week ago


    Abandoned mini-golf course in Yongsan
    @sdberg Shane.D.Berg, thank you very much for sharing it!

  • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    Note from Doug Ricker: fondest memory was when the golf course was still on Yongsan. Met a lot of people there and some great bonding. In the summer, I could finish work and get nine holes in before dark. I worked in the Real Estate/SOFA office 1980-1982

  • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 11 months ago

    Note from Darrell Brown:
    Yongsan South Post GC, prior to 1990, Wayne White is that you in the Tee box? Rosie’s should be near this tee box.
    Answer from Wayne Whyte: Could be me. Lol!
  • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 11 months ago

    Note from Darrell Brown:
    Rosie’s at Yongsan South Post GC, plus other scenes. It was a bad time when US State Department gave in to the ROKG and gave it up. This land was donated in late 1950s, by the Korean owners, to show appreciation for what the US had done for Korea in the War.
  • Wayne White: No Darrell,. Rosie’s was located on a hill and when you waled out the door you would be teeing off ona downhill par 3. Don’t remember what par 3 hole it was. I think it was #6 or #15.
    • Darrell Brown: Just remembered, Rosie’s was the food stop out on the Golf Course.
      • Darrell Brown: Wayne, do you mean the Bar in the Restaurant. Remember guys, no names, licking beer off the tables during Tee Time drawings there, after drinking many many cool ones.šŸ˜Š
        • John Nowell @janowell: When I arrived at Yongsan in August 1965, this view would have been the same until 1968 through 1969 when numerous apartment complexes were being built in Dongbu Ichon-dong on the north Han River bank. The Ssangyong Cement Factory was in operation about that time as well in Ichon-dong. Later, that land was used for construction of the Apartment complex that still stands there to this day. In the foreground to the right over the fence was at one time the fairway for the 18th hole. The 8th Army Golf Course was a very tight course with fairways for each hole running sometimes parallel to each other and it was difficult to keep a golf ball in the fairway being played. Occasionally, the golfer had to hit his golf ball from an opposing fairway back into the current fairway being played. Hooking or slicing the golf ball was a problem for the hacker and novice golfers. See two stories about the “Icicle Open” played on the 8th Army Golf Course posted elsewhere on the yongsanlegacy.org website.
          • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 11 months, 2 weeks ago

            Note from John Nowell @janowell: When I arrived at Yongsan in August 1965, this view would have been the same until 1968 through 1969 when numerous apartment complexes were being built in Dongbu Ichon-dong on the north Han River bank. The Ssangyong Cement Factory was in operation about that time as well in Ichon-dong. Later, that land was used for construction of the Apartment complex that still stands there to this day. In the foreground to the right over the fence was at one time the fairway for the 18th hole. The 8th Army Golf Course was a very tight course with fairways for each hole running sometimes parallel to each other and it was difficult to keep a golf ball in the fairway being played. Occasionally, the golfer had to hit his golf ball from an opposing fairway back into the current fairway being played. Hooking or slicing the golf ball was a problem for the hacker and novice golfers. See two stories about the “Icicle Open” played on the 8th Army Golf Course posted elsewhere on the yongsanlegacy.org website.

          • Wayne White: Where’s Rosie’s?
            • Darrell Brown: I was there in 1961.
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