Bob Yule, Jr.
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
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.
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
married Verna Green in 1948; they had 6 children –
Bob, Barry, Rick, Sally, Toni, and John.
started his competitive golf career playing at
Hallie Golf Course in the club championships in
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 CVGA’s inception in 1958 when his
greatest rival was Don Johnson.
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