Callaway Logo – Callaway Golf is a company located in Carlsbad, California, specializes in the manufacture of golf equipment. This industry manufactures wood, irons, wedges, putters, golf balls, and dismisses his name with regard to clothing, footwear, watches and accessories. Callaway Golf also produces under the brand Odyssey putters and Top-Flite and Ben Hogan.
Callaway Golf was founded by the former president of the textile company Burlington Industries, Ely Reeves Callaway Jr. Ely was raised in Georgia and graduated in 1940 at the Emory University. Callaway has largely succeeded in the textile industry and was an avid golfer. At its parts, used Callaway clubs brand Hickory Sticks, then held by Richard Parente and Dick De La Cruz. The clubs were made of a handle hickory with a steel interior. Beginning to suffer from a lack of funding, Hickory Sticks started looking for investors to bail out the company and its owners approached Callaway, who had just sold his vineyard, generating a profit of nine million dollars.
In 1997, Odyssey Sports was acquired by the company, increasing its range of putters. This led finally to the output range of Odyssey White Hot in 2000. Ely Callaway resigned in 1996, leaving Donald H. Dye take over as CEO and president, but Callaway occuppait always an advocacy role in the company. He resumed his managerial duties in 1998 and died of pancreatic cancer on 15 May 2001, making Ron Drapeau his successor. In 2003, Ron Drapeau announced the acquisition of Top-Flite as a division Ben Hogan Golf Top-Flite after that fell within the scope of Chapter 11 of bankruptcy code of the United States. The acquisition would have cost about Callaway Golf $ 125 million.