Q: So who are the Seoul Sisters exactly?
A: The Seoul Sisters are four super great Korean women golfers
who have come to the US LPGA tour and played fantastically.
They are Se Ri Pak, Grace Park, Mi Hyun Kim and Hee-Won Han.
Read about their history by clicking
Note that, even though I call those four players The Seoul
Sisters, I sometimes refer to any female Korean golfer (or
part Korean, or Korean American) as a 'Seoul Sister'. This
is just an example of my wacky inconsistency! Y'see, anyone
I talk about on this site is a Seoul Sister, but The Official
Seoul Sisters are the four I mentioned above. Confused? Sorry
you asked? Ah well...
Q: Hey Michelle, I love you! Can I have your autograph?
A: Well, here's the thing. I'm not Michelle Wie! Nor do I
know her. Sorry, but I can't help you get her autograph.
Q: Why is this site linked to www.michellewie.com?
A: Darned if I know. Somebody in Korea bought this URL and
linked it to my site. I don't mind, of course, but I am not
Q: Do you know how to contact the Seoul Sisters?
A: This site is intended to be a site for fans to find out
the latest and greatest about these ladies. I don't have a
way to directly get in touch with them. If you want to contact
them, I suggest going to the LPGA's homepage and emailing
them; they may be able to help. In addition, you Grace Park
fans might want to contact her agent Tim McNulty, who works
for Gaylord Sports. You can find his contact information here
(scroll down to his information). If all you're looking
for is an autograph, try this
link and follow the instructions. Se Ri Pak is represented
by IMG, and their website is here.
Q: Who are you? And why are you doing this site?
A: My name is Eric, and I'm a software development manager
in Seattle, WA. I started doing this site in 2002 to circulate
information about the Seoul Sisters that, for whatever reason,
the American media tended to ignore. I was frustrated that
it was so difficult to find info about them in America. I
was also irked by how much misinformation there is about them
out there. Since I can read a bit of Korean, I can find stuff
about them on Korean websites that their American fans would
be hard pressed to locate.
See the bottom of this page for articles about me or this
Q: Misinformation? What kind of misinformation?
A: There is all sorts, but one example is the chestnut about
the 'Korean Junior Golf Program'. Seems writers everywhere
are convinced that there exists some program in South Korea
that is churning out golf stars. Guess what? There might be
one now (I've never seen definitive proof it exists,
though), but there certainly wasn't one when Se Ri et al were
coming up in the ranks. They got where they are despite the
fact it is so hard to get onto golf courses in Korea to practice;
many of them played exclusively on driving ranges in their
By the way, if anyone has proof that this program actually
exists, I'll be more than glad to bite my tongue!!!
Q: I've looked everywhere for the poster you have on the
splash page of your site. Where can I buy it?
A: You can't! I created that graphic myself in Adobe Photoshop!
Ditto all the other splash pages I've created through the
Q: The splash pages are cool, but once they 'expire',
you can never see them again!
A: Who says I don't listen to requests? The new main page
now has a link to a gallery of all splash pages from the past
Q: How about photos/T-Shirts/coffee mugs or other Seoul
A: You can get photos by going through their agents or the
LPGA. The other stuff is, as far as I know, unavailable, even
in Korea. I actually dropped a suggestion to Grace Park last
time I saw her that she might want to look into making that
kind of stuff available, but she didn't seem very interested.
I know Mi Hyun Kim has also rejected this idea in the past.
Still, you never know!
Q: How can I get a subscription to your magazine? Is there
a print version I can receive?
A: Right now the Seoul Sisters Magazine is an Internet only
publication. But look at the bright side - it's free!
Q: Where can I donate money to you to keep this site going?
A: I've actually never received this question before, but
I can always hope!! :)
Q: Can I contribute photos of or information about the
Sisters to the site?
A: Absolutely! Just send me the photos and I may include them
in a future issue of the Magazine.
Q: Can I download your exclusive Seoul Sisters photos
from your site?
A: You can download any of the exclusive Seoul Sisters photos
from this site and use them in any way you want - except for
claiming you own them and charging for their use.
Q: I'm with the media. Can you help me with a few questions
I have about the Korean players?
A: One of the goals of this site is to provide a source of
information for the media. In 2003, I helped in the creation
of eight different articles and one radio program about the
Sisters (and those are just the ones I know about!). I'm always
willing to contribute if you have questions.
Q: Really, why are the Korean players so good?
A: It's the same answer as to the eternal question of how
one gets to Carnegie Hall: 'Practice practice practice!' Or,
I could paraphrase John Lennon when asked about the Beatles'
success: 'if I knew why, I'd find some Korean girl and become