The first tournament held after some confrontment of struggles started off small with
domestic professional/amateur players including a few participants from The United States and China.
Though a small start, the tournament held in the peninsula showed professionalism and energy
that could be compared to those of any other foreign tournament.
After the foundation of golf association and with the help of press to advertise
internationally, top class players from Japan, China began participating in the Korea
Open, as if it had really become a major international tournament. Later, additional
players from New Zealand, Australia, and Philippines joined for competition, prospering the tournament.
On the other side, the initiatives for Korea Open were transferred from Seoul Country Gurakbu to Korea Golf
Association in 1966(current Korea Golf Association), and then were renamed into Korea Open golf
championship & Asia Golf Circuit tournament after
conducting a parallel game employment together with the Asia Golf tournaments from 1970.
In 1982, with the support of Maeil economics paper, Decisions were made to employ
Maekyung Open golf championship and Asia golf circuit tournament together that brought
back the Korea Open golf championship into an independent tournament.
Thus it allowed the change of the tournament schedule to be played in September and October which are ideal
seasons to host a golf tournament.