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Chippewa Valley
Golf Association

2015 Hall of Fame Inductee



Bob Yule, Jr.

 

Bob Yule, Jr. was born on Saturday, October 24, 1925 just west of Eau Claire in the town of Washington.  Shortly after birth, the family moved into the city on Woodland Avenue, which paralleled the Chippewa River two blocks away.  Between the new residence and the river was the 9 hole, Riverside Golf Course  (now defunct) where Bob was introduced to the game of golf.  At the age of 12, he began caddying at the newly built Eau Claire Country Club.  Eventually, he became a member of the greens crew and was responsible for watering and mowing the greens.  In high school, Bob was a member of the golf team.

 

Upon high school graduation in 1943, Bob enlisted in the Air Force, serving until the end of the war in 1945.  Returning home, he worked at Uniroyal until 1986 when he retired.

 

Bob married Verna Green in 1948; they had 6 children Bob, Barry, Rick, Sally, Toni, and John.

 

Bob started his competitive golf career playing at Hallie Golf Course in the club championships in 1946.  Bob won many tournaments in his career including the 1967 CVGA Tournament of Champions.  He also twice won CVGA Player of the Year honors in 1964 and 1968.  Although CVGA records indicate Bob won 12 Open events and dozens of senior events, his peak winning years were prior to the CVGAs inception in 1958 when his greatest rival was Don Johnson. 

 

To this day, at age 90, Bob still plays 5 days a week at Lake Hallie with close friends, Dick Greene, Orv Larson, and John Wensel.   His golf season ends the last day of August every year at which time he moves into his cabin near Cable, Wisconsin to enjoy the fall season 'up north'.












2015 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Bill Rolland
 
Art Tangen
Joe Springer
Don Johnson

Bob Yule, Jr.






2016 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Tom Puls
Steve Jensen
Reed Mackenzie












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