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Golf Clubs, Footwear, Balls, And Equipment

Callaway Golf Company was founded by former Burlington Industries textile president, Ely Callaway Jr. Callaway was raised in LaGrange, Georgia, and was a graduate of Emory University. He had previously been prosperous in the textile and wine industries, and was also an avid golfer. Amongst his favorite club brands was Hickory Sticks USA, which was identified for producing clubs with hickory shafts and steel cores. At that time, Hickory Sticks was owned by Richard Parente, Dick De La Cruz, and Tony Manzoni. When Hickory Sticks started running low on funds, they began in search of investors and approached Callaway, who...