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Callaway, Ely Reeves

Born: 1919 AD
Died: 2001 AD
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1919 – He was born on the 3rd of June in La Grange, Ga.

1940 – Ely grew up in Georgia and graduated from Emory University.

1982 – He bought half of Hickory Sticks, the company was renamed to Callaway Hickory Stick USA.

1983 – He became president and moved the company to Carlsbad, California where he reportedly sold clubs out of his Cadillac.

1984 – Callaway bought the rest of the company for $400,000.

1986 – Callaway hired billiard cue designer Richard C. Helmstetter, as a consultant. Helmstetter then becomes chief club designer that same year and installs computer-controlled milling machines for improved surfacing on putters.

2001 – He died on the 5th of July in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

2.4 (48.57%) 7 votes