The rise the popularity of golf South Korea shows no sign of abating. The country is now the world's third largest market golf, and Korean golfers spend more capita on golf equipment and apparel than people any other country. A new phenomenon is taking in Korea to reflect the ever-increasing popularity of the game. Golf clubs are opening dark to allow more people to play the game. The concept has been dubbed "white night" golf. It allows Korea's avid golfers more opportunities to get their clubs out. It can be difficult to secure a round golf in Korea. There is a scarcity of courses metropolitan areas. The capital city of Seoul has just one course and is limited to use military personnel.
There are as many as 117 golf courses 18 holes or more that currently offer night games. White night golf may result South Korea's golfers achieving more success the international stage, especially in the women's game. The SeoulSisters website states that: "As last week, 32 of the top 100 players in the women's world rankings, including 4 the top 10, were South Korea." A Korean woman has won at least one golf major every season 2010. Korea's legendary Pak Se-ri won the 1998 US Open aged 20 her rookie season. She may have been a white night trailblazer. It is reported her father made her practice her swing near cemeteries night to toughen her .