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10/23/14 at 2:00 p.m. PT
Q3 2014 Callaway Golf Earnings Conference Call
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10/16/14Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday afternoon, October 23, 2014.  The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results and discuss the Company's outlook and business at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day.  The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com.  To listen... 
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10/07/14Callaway Golf Announces Big Bertha Alpha 815 Driver
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) officially announced the new Big Bertha Alpha 815 Driver, a club that establishes a new driver category. The Big Bertha Alpha 815 Driver gives golfers the benefit of maximum distance from low spin and forgiveness. While low driver spin has previously come at the expense of forgiveness, Alpha 815 has changed that pattern by giving players both characteristics in one club. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com... 
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09/24/14Callaway Golf Reveals Big Bertha Irons And Big Bertha Hybrids
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced two new clubs, the Big Bertha Irons, which can make golfers up to two clubs longer with a new 360 Face Cup™ technology, previously used for big distance gains in the company's Fairway Woods and Hybrids, and the Big Bertha Hybrids, Callaway's first adjustable hybrids. Both the Big Bertha Irons and the Big Bertha Hybrids will be available at golf retailers nationwide and on www.callawaygolf.com on... 
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08/06/14Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend And Announces New $50 Million Stock Repurchase Program
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $50 million of the Company's common stock in open market or in private transactions.  The Company will assess market conditions, buying opportunities and other factors from time to time and will make strategic repurchases as appropriate.  The repurchases will be made consistent with the terms of the Company's credit facility wh... 
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07/24/14Callaway Golf Company Reiterates Full Year Financial Guidance; Announces A 9% Increase In Sales, A 40% Increase In Operating Income, And A 12% Increase In Earnings Per Share For The First Half Of 2014
- 2014 first half sales increased 9% to $584 million, compared to $537 million in 2013; income from operations increased 40% to $72 million, compared to $52 million in 2013; earnings per share increased 12% to $0.66, compared to $0.59 in 2013. - 2014 second quarter sales decreased 7% to $232 million, compared to $250 million in 2013; income from operations decreased 6% to $10.8 million compared to $11.5 million in 2013; earnings per share decreased 67% to $0.04 compared to $0.12 in 2013. -... 
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07/17/14Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday afternoon, July 24, 2014.  The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results and discuss the Company's outlook and business at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day.  The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com.  To listen to... 
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05/22/14Callaway Golf Wants You To Win Phil Mickelson's Paycheck
Golfers Can Demo a Big Bertha Driver and Enter to Win What Phil Mickelson Wins at Pinehurst® CARLSBAD, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Demoing Callaway Golf Company's (NYSE: ELY) new Big Bertha clubs can help golfers pick up more distance, and now gives them a chance to win the same dollar amount as Phil Mickelson's official prizewinning paycheck at the Pinehurst event on June 12, 2014-June 15, 2014 (up to a maximum of $1.5 million US dollars, the estimated first place winnings). Calla... 
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05/13/14Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock.  The dividend is payable on June 24, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 3, 2014.  About Callaway Golf Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) creates products designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf club... 
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05/13/14PGA TOUR Pros Harris English, Gary Woodland and others participate in Callaway Golf Live Stream Event at TopGolf
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight (May 13th) Callaway Golf PGA TOUR Professionals Harry English, Gary Woodland, John Rollins and Brian Stuard will participate in a live-streamed event at TopGolf in The Colony, TX. This "Kings of Distance" event will feature the Tour Pros hitting at targets on the TopGolf range and offering tips on how to hit longer drives off the tee. The event will be live streamed on CallawayGolf.com beginning at 7:45pm CT. To watch the live stream, ple... 
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04/29/14Callaway Golf Announces Investor Day Webcast
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that it will hold a conference for financial analysts and investors on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in New York City. The conference and related presentation materials will be broadcast live over the Internet beginning at 8:30 am ET and can be accessed at https://engage.vevent.com/rt/callaway~05062014.  To listen to the conference and view the presentation materials, go to the website at least 15 minutes ... 
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04/23/14Callaway Golf Company Announces A 22% Increase In Sales And A 30% Increase In Earnings For The First Quarter Of 2014; Reiterates Financial Guidance
- 2014 first quarter sales increased 22% to $352 million, compared to $288 million in 2013. - 2014 first quarter income from operations increased 54% to $62 million, compared to $40 million in 2013. - 2014 first quarter earnings per share increased 30% to $0.61, compared to $0.47 in 2013. - Callaway reiterates full year 2014 earnings guidance, estimating sales of $880 million to $900 million and fully diluted earnings per share of $0.12 to $0.16. CARLSBAD, Calif., April 23, 2014 /P... 
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04/16/14Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast First Quarter 2014 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, April 23, 2014.  The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results and discuss the Company's outlook and business at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day.  The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com.  To listen... 
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02/25/14Callaway Golf Announces Midwest Investor Trip With Raymond James
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it will be meeting with investors in Chicago and Milwaukee on Thursday, February 27 and Friday February 28, 2014.  The trip is hosted by Raymond James.   The Company's presentation materials can be accessed through the presentation and webcast section of the Investor Relations portion of the Company's website at http://ir.callawaygolf.com. About Callaway Golf Through an unwavering commitm... 
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01/29/14Callaway Golf Company Announces Significantly Improved Full Year Financial Results And Provides 2014 Financial Guidance
- 2013 full year net sales of the Company's current business, on a constant currency basis, increased 14%. On a GAAP basis, net sales increased 1% for the full year. - 2013 non-GAAP operating income/loss improved by $74 million to $5 million of income in 2013, compared to a non-GAAP operating loss of $69 million in 2012. On a GAAP basis, 2013 operating loss improved by $105 million to a loss of $11 million compared to a loss of $116 million in 2012. - 2013 full year non-GAAP loss per share... 
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01/28/14Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock.  The dividend is payable on March 11, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 18, 2014.  About Callaway Golf Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf... 
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01/21/14Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2013 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, January 29, 2014.  The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results and discuss the Company's outlook and business at 2:00 p.m. PST that same day.  The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.... 
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01/02/14Callaway Golf Signs Harris English
Team Callaway Adds English Following His Breakout Year on the PGA TOUR CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today confirmed that it has signed 24-year old PGA TOUR professional Harris English to join its Tour staff. Playing Callaway and Odyssey equipment in this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Maui, English is coming off a breakout season where he clinched his first PGA Tour win with a clutch performance at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, an... 
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12/02/13Callaway Golf Introduces The Big Bertha And Big Bertha Alpha Drivers
#BerthasBack CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced two new drivers for the 2014 season, Big Bertha and Big Bertha Alpha. The iconic Big Bertha brand name is synonymous with innovation, technology and performance leadership, and these new products deliver. The Big Bertha Driver debuts the company's Adjustable Perimeter Weighting technology, an innovative sliding weight that can be moved around the perimeter of the driver ... 
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11/12/13Callaway Golf Announces X2 Hot Line Of Clubs
The New Drivers, Fairway Woods, Hybrids and Irons Emphasize Distance and Speed CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a year that saw market share gains for Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) in the woods and irons categories, the golf club and ball manufacturer today announces a full new line of distanced-focused woods and irons products for 2014. The X2 Hot products, including drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons -- each with a Standard and Pro version -- have been develop... 
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10/28/13Callaway Golf Company Announces Redemption of Convertible Preferred Stock
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:  ELY) (the "Company") today announced that the Company intends to redeem all outstanding shares of its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the "Preferred Stock"), pursuant to the terms of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Designations governing the Preferred Stock. The anticipated redemption date is November 13, 2013. "Retiring our preferred stock has been... 
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10/24/13Callaway Golf Company Announces Significantly Improved Third Quarter And Year-to-Date Financial Results And Increases Annual Financial Guidance
 Q3 2013 Earnings Release  Q3 2013 Financial Tables - Net sales of the Company's current business, on a constant currency basis, grew 38% for the third quarter and 13% for the first nine months. On a GAAP basis, net sales grew 21% for the third quarter and grew less than 1% for the first nine months. - 2013 third quarter loss per share of ($0.32), compared to a loss per share of ($1.33) in 2012; 2013 first nine months diluted earnings per share of $0.36, compared to a diluted lo... 
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10/23/13Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock.  The dividend is payable on December 16, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 21, 2013.  The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock.  The dividend is payable on December 16, 2013 to shareholder... 
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10/17/13Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2013 financial results on Thursday afternoon, October 24, 2013.  The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results and discuss the Company's outlook and business at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day.  The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com.  To listen ... 
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08/15/13Callaway Golf Company Announces Exchange Transactions In Connection With Convertible Preferred Stock
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that the Company has entered into separate, privately-negotiated exchange agreements (the "Exchange Transactions") pursuant to which it will issue 3,392,263 shares of the Company's common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the "Common Stock"), in exchange for 233,843 shares of the Company's outstanding 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, which h... 
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07/25/13Callaway Golf Company Announces Second Quarter And First Half 2013 Earnings Growth; Provides Revised Guidance; And Confirms Turnaround Plan Is On Track
 Q2 2013 Earnings Release  Q2 2013 Financial Tables - 2013 second quarter earnings per share of $0.12, compared to break-even in 2012 with 2013 first half earnings per share of $0.59 compared to $0.41 in 2012 - 2013 second quarter non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.12, compared to $0.05 in 2012 with 2013 first half earnings per share of $0.45 compared to $0.25 in 2012 CARLSBAD, Calif. , July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its second quar... 
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07/24/13Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock.  The dividend is payable on September 16, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 21, 2013.  The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock.  The dividend is payable on September 16, 2013 to shareholder... 
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07/22/13Phil Mickelson Uses Callaway Clubs And Golf Ball To Win 2013 Open Championship
A Clutch Back Nine is Highlighted by Two Remarkable Shots on 17 with a Callaway X Hot 3Deep Fairway Wood CARLSBAD, Calif., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carding birdies on four of the final six holes to match the low round for the tournament and claim his fifth major victory, Phil Mickelson relied on Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) equipment and an Odyssey putter en route to a remarkable victory at Muirfield in Scotland on Sunday. Mickelson started the final round five strokes behind the leader a... 
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07/17/13Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2013 financial results on Thursday afternoon, July 25, 2013.  The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results and discuss the Company's outlook and business at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day.  The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com.  To listen to... 
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07/01/13Callaway Golf Brings Speed To Golfers With FT Optiforce Drivers And Fairway Woods
New Clubs Designed to Maximize Clubhead Speed and Increase Ball Speed for Distance Gains CARLSBAD, Calif., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today introduced two innovative products designed to deliver speed and distance to golfers, its FT Optiforce™ Driver and Fairway Woods. The new clubs, which will be available at golf retailers nationwide on July 12, 2013, debut several new and systematically-designed technologies to help increase a golfer's clubhe... 
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06/27/13Roger Cleveland-Designed Mack Daddy 2 Wedges Announced By Callaway Golf
Larger Grooves and Custom Sole Grinds Offer More Spin and Short Game Versatility Callaway Launches "Wedgeducation" Series of Original Content CARLSBAD, Calif., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a series of videos featuring Chief Club Designer Roger Cleveland, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today introduced the Mack Daddy™ 2 line of wedges. Already played on TOUR by Staff Professionals such as Phil Mickelson and Chris Kirk, the new forged wedge features larger grooves f... 
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06/10/13Callaway Golf And Uber Partner To Bring On-demand Drivers To The US Open
Uber App Connects US Open Patrons with Callaway Branded Vehicles To and From Merion Golf Club CARLSBAD, Calif., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's most socially engaged golf brand has partnered with one of the hottest technology companies on a mobile app experience that will allow US Open patrons to request an on-demand ride to and from the tournament site at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) and Uber Technologies will service golf fans with... 
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04/25/13Callaway Golf Company Announces Revenue And Earnings Growth; Reiterates Full Year Earnings Guidance; And Reports Turnaround Plan Is On Track
 Q1 2013 Earnings Release  Q1 2013 Financial Tables - 2013 first quarter earnings per share of $0.47, compared to $0.37 in 2012 - 2013 first quarter non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.33, compared to $0.18 in 2012 - Callaway increases estimated first half 2013 non-GAAP earnings per share guidance from $0.33 to $0.44; lowers estimated first half sales guidance from $555 million to $540 million - Callaway reiterates full year 2013 earnings guidance, estimating non-GAAP net in... 
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04/23/13Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock.  The dividend is payable on June 17, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 21, 2013.  The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable on June 17, 2013 to shareholders of record ... 
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04/23/13Callaway Partners With LinkedIn For Social Networking Campaign For Golfers
Integrated Media and Technology Program Pulls from a Golfer's LinkedIn Network to Create the Ultimate Foursome CARLSBAD, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today launched a social media networking campaign in partnership with LinkedIn. The application, which lives on www.CallawayHitTheLinks.com, introduces a modern approach to the long-held tradition of networking on the golf course. Within the app, golfers designate an ultimate foursome using their Lin... 
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04/18/13Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast First Quarter 2013 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2013 financial results on Thursday afternoon, April 25, 2013.  The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results and discuss the Company's outlook and business at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day.  The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com.  To listen t... 
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01/30/13Callaway Golf Company Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012 Results And Provides 2013 Guidance
 Q4 2012 Earnings Release  Q4 2012 Financial Tables - 2012 Fourth Quarter net sales of $118 million and pro forma loss per share of $0.49 are consistent with the Company's guidance last quarter. GAAP loss per share of $1.03. - 2012 Full Year net sales of $832 million and pro forma loss per share of $0.78. GAAP loss per share of $1.98. - Callaway estimates full year 2013 net sales of approximately $850 million; pro forma net income at breakeven; and pro forma loss per share ... 
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01/29/13Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock.  The dividend is payable on March 15, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 22, 2013.  The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock.  The dividend is payable on March 15, 2013 t... 
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01/23/13Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, January 30, 2013.  The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results and discuss the Company's business at 2:00 p.m. PST that same day.  The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com.  To... 
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01/16/13Callaway Golf Welcomes Dynamic New Tour Professionals to its PGA Tour Roster
Young Guns Woodland, Ishikawa, Colsaerts, Kirk and Others Join Icons like Mickelson and Els on Team Callaway CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today formally announced a series of signings to its 2013 PGA TOUR professional staff. The current Callaway team, headlined by icons and major championship winners Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els, will be expanded considerably with an infusion of long-hitting, young and dynamic professionals. Top new talen... 
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01/10/13Callaway Golf Signs 21-Year Old Japanese Sensation Ryo Ishikawa
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the signing of Ryo Ishikawa to a multi-year contract. Ishikawa, a ten-time winner on the Japanese Tour by the age of 21, joins Callaway as a full staff professional to play the Company's cutting-edge equipment, including its new RAZR Fit Xtreme™ Driver and the Odyssey putters Ishikawa has relied on throughout his career, including nine of his professional victories. Beyond the equipment, the Sai... 
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01/07/13Odyssey Golf Introduces High Contrast Alignment With Versa Putters
The #1 Putter in Golf Introduces Breakthrough Technology to Blade Putters and the Full Versa Lineup CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Odyssey®, the #1 Putter in Golf®, and the brand that compiled the most putter wins across all professional tours last season, today announced the January 18 launch of the new Versa™ line of putters. Known for its innovation in the putter category, Odyssey introduces a visionary High Contrast Alignment system with Versa. Versa putters feature star... 
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01/03/13Callaway Golf Ignites Explosive Distance From The Tee With Its New X Hot Drivers
New X Hot Fairway Woods Bring Innovation and More Distance from Everywhere CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced its new line of X Hot™ Drivers and Fairway Woods, configured for blistering ball speeds and distance gains. Already adopted by some of the longest-hitting players on the worldwide tours, including newly-announced Callaway staff professional Gary Woodland, the new line of X Hot Woods are a result of Callaway R&D design... 
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12/17/12Callaway Golf's New X Hot Irons Bring the Heat
X Hot and X Hot Pro Irons Deliver Blistering Distance Optimized for Complete Performance CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced its X Hot™ and X Hot™ Pro Irons. Long-renowned for its best-selling and accurate irons, Callaway's award-winning Research and Development department set out to deliver measurable distance gains with these two new, aggressive irons. Available to golfers on January 25, 2013, the X Hot and X Hot Pro Irons have... 
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11/16/12Callaway Golf Company and Annika Sorenstam Agree to Four-Year Partnership Extension
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company and LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam have agreed to extend their long-running partnership through 2016. The LPGA Hall-of-Famer and 10-time major winner has been with Callaway Golf her entire professional career. She will continue to play Callaway equipment, wear its headwear and sport the company logo on her left sleeve. Annika will also continue to appear in Callaway advertising campaigns and at customer appreciation e... 
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11/13/12Callaway Golf Introduces the RAZR Fit Xtreme Driver
The Lowest CG of Any Adjustable Driver Delivers Fast Ball Speed and Reduces Spin For Maximum Distance CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today introduced the RAZR Fit Xtreme™ Driver, the longest fully adjustable driver the Company has ever measured. Available to golfers on January 18, 2013, the RAZR Fit Xtreme Driver debuts new technologies to advance overall performance and promote distance gains over its predecessor, the a... 
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10/25/12Callaway Golf Company Announces Third Quarter And Year-To-Date 2012 Results; Provides Update On Cost-Reduction Initiatives; And Provides Revised Full Year Guidance
- Third Quarter net sales of $148 million and pro forma loss per share of $0.50 are consistent with the Company's expectations. GAAP loss per share of $1.33. - Estimated gross annualized savings from cost-reduction initiatives increased to $60 million from prior estimate of $52 million. - Estimated pre-tax charges associated with these initiatives increased by $15 million of additional charges, primarily non-cash, for a total of $55 million. - Callaway estimates full year 2012 revenues ... 
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10/25/12Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock.  The dividend is payable on December 17, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 21, 2012.  The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock.  The dividend is payable on December 17, 2012 to shareho... 
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10/18/12Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday afternoon, October 25, 2012.  The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results and discuss the Company's business at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day.  The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com.  To listen to the c... 
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08/30/12Callaway Announces Retail Availability of the X Utility Prototype Irons
Tour Proven and Open Championship Winning Clubs to be Made Available At Select U.S. Retailers on Dec. 1st CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that the X Utility Prototype irons, available only to Tour professionals up to this point, will be released commercially in the United States and available at select retailers as of December 1st.  The announcement was made at the Company's national sales meeting, taking place this week nort... 
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08/29/12Odyssey Introduces Premium Line Of ProType Black Putters
1025 Carbon Steel Milled Putters Offer Stealth Look, Unmatched Feel in Tour-Proven Models CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today introduced the new Odyssey® ProType Black™ line of milled, carbon steel putters at the Company's national sales meeting, taking place north of San Diego. Crafted for the best players in the world by Odyssey's award-winning design team, the ProType Black line features heads with a black PVD finish, black powder coat ... 
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08/24/12Callaway Golf Company Announces Exchange Transactions In Connection With Convertible Preferred Stock And Private Placement Of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:  ELY) today announced that the Company entered into separate, privately-negotiated exchange agreements under which it will issue $63,227,000 in aggregate principal amount of new 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2019, and 5,866,821 shares of the Company's common stock, par value $0.01 per share, in exchange for 982,361 shares of the Company's outstanding 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Sto... 
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07/26/12Callaway Golf Company Announces Second Quarter and First Half 2012 Results; Provides Additional Full Year Guidance
- 2012 second quarter and first half increases in sales and earnings consistent with preliminary estimates announced earlier this month - On target with $52 million in annualized cost reductions announced earlier this month - Callaway estimates full year revenues of $835 - $865 million; reiterates estimated full year pro forma loss per share of $0.55 - $0.75. CARLSBAD, Calif., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its second quarter and first h... 
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07/25/12Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock.  The dividend is payable on September 17, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 20, 2012.  The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock.  The dividend is payable on September 17, 20... 
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07/23/12Ernie Els Relies on Odyssey Putter in Open Championship Victory
"The Big Easy" Birdies Final Hole En Route to a One-Shot Major Victory Hot Streak Continues for Odyssey Putters CARLSBAD, Calif., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Odyssey®, the #1 Putter in Golf®, announced today that Staff Professional Ernie Els used an Odyssey White Hot XG #1 belly putter during his dramatic Open Championship victory at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in Lancashire, England on Sunday. The win marked the fourth major championship victory of Els' professional car... 
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07/23/12Ernie Els Rides Callaway RAZR Fit Driver And HEX Black Tour Golf Ball To 2012 Open Championship Victory
"The Big Easy" Uses Full Bag of Callaway Equipment To Claim Major Championship Over an Elite Field CARLSBAD, Calif., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that Staff Professional Ernie Els used a full bag of Callaway equipment, including the RAZR Fit Driver and the HEX Black Tour Golf Ball, to win the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes this weekend. Els' win marks the third major championship victory for the Callaway RAZR Fit driver ... 
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07/19/12Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday afternoon, July 26, 2012.  The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results and discuss the Company's business at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day.  The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com.  To ... 
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07/11/12Callaway Golf Company Announces Cost-Reduction Initiatives; Provides Preliminary
Second Quarter/First Half 2012 Results; And Provides
Revised Full Year Guidance
-- Cost-Reduction Initiatives to yield an estimated $52 million in gross annualized savings -- 12% reduction in global work force across all levels of the organization -- Estimated pre-tax charges of $40 million over next 12 months associated with these initiatives, over half of which are expected to be non-cash charges -- Consistent with Company's recent financial guidance, $0.10 per share increase in pro forma first half earnings compared to 2011 -- Revised full year 2012 guidance ... 
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06/18/12Callaway Golf Appoints Harry Arnett Senior Vice President Of Marketing
Proven Golf Industry Executive Assumes Leadership of Callaway's Global Marketing Strategy CARLSBAD, Calif., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the appointment of Harry Arnett as Senior Vice President, Marketing.  In this role, Arnett assumes leadership of the Company's global marketing, communications and go-to-market functions.  The announcement was made by Chip Brewer, President and CEO, Callaway Golf. "Harry has demonstrated an impressive a... 
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05/24/12Callaway Golf's RAZR Fit Driver Delivers Impressive Performance Gains
Real Results Project and Pro Tour Stats Demonstrate Award-Winning Club's Power CARLSBAD, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company's (NYSE: ELY) RAZR Fit™ Driver arrived on the scene this year in thunderous fashion by capturing Golf Digest's 2012 Editor's Choice Award and then powering Phil Mickelson to victory over an elite field at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Since then, the Company's flagship product for 2012 has been proving to everyday golfers as well as... 
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05/17/12Callaway Announces upro mx+ Golf GPS Device
Device Features Actual Aerial Imagery for the Most Realistic View of the Hole upro mx+ is Golf-Ready with 25,000 Pre-loaded Courses and No Annual Fees CARLSBAD, Calif., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that its new upro mx+™ golf GPS device will be available in stores starting May 30th. The upro mx+ is the only golf GPS on the market that offers ProMode®, offering golfers actual aerial imagery and video flyovers of each hole for the most realist... 
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05/01/12Callaway Golf Balls Win Four Gold Medals On 2012 Golf Digest "Hot List"
HEX Black Tour, HEX Chrome, HX Diablo Tour and HX Diablo Are Gold Standard HEX Chrome Dominates Competitive Field; Named "Category Leader" in Performance and Innovation CARLSBAD, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Buoyed by its new Tour-level offering, the HEX Black Tour™ golf ball, and the breakthrough technology of the HEX Chrome™ golf ball, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) earned four Gold Medals in Golf Digest's 2012 Golf Ball "Hot List", which appears in the magazine's May issue. ... 
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04/26/12Callaway Golf Company Announces First Quarter 2012 Results; Provides Revised Guidance
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04/25/12Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 18, 2012. The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2012 to shareholders o... 
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04/25/12Callaway Golf Signs Reigning U.S. Amateur Champion Kelly Kraft
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the signing of U.S. Amateur Champion Kelly Kraft to a multi-year contract to play and endorse Callaway Golf® equipment. Terms of the contract will not be disclosed, but Kraft will endorse Callaway Golf woods, irons, wedges, and golf balls and also use an Odyssey putter. He will also wear Callaway footwear, carry a Callaway Golf logoed bag and wear the Company's logo on his hat. After winn... 
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04/19/12Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday afternoon, April 26, 2012. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results and discuss the Company's business at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to ... 
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04/13/12Callaway Golf and Acushnet Reach Patent Settlement
CARLSBAD, Calif. and FAIRHAVEN, Mass., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company and Acushnet Company jointly announced today that they have reached a settlement of all pending litigation and disputes, including disputes beyond the golf ball suits between the parties. No money changed hands, but under the terms of the agreement, each company will have specified rights to make ball and club products under patents owned by the other. Details of the settlement are confidential.... 
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04/12/12Adjustable Flip Face Putters Debut From Odyssey
Innovative, Rotatable System Allows Golfers to Quickly Change the Putter's Face Insert CARLSBAD, Calif., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the April 13, 2012 retail availability of the new Odyssey® Flip Face(TM) line of adjustable putters. The Flip Face Putter features an innovative, patented system that allows golfers to change the face insert of the putter quickly and easily to fine-tune feel and performance. With the introduction of ... 
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04/11/12Callaway Golf Introduces Mass Personalization & Customization Options for Its RAZR Fit Driver
New udesign by Callaway Platform Offers Golfers an Unprecedented Ability to Design Their Own Driver CARLSBAD, Calif., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today introduced its new udesign™ by Callaway personalization and customization platform. udesign by Callaway, an online interactive customization tool, gives golfers purchasing a RAZR Fit® Driver the unprecedented ability to design their own version of the Company's hot new club that is already in the hands of... 
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04/04/12Callaway Golf Company Sells Top-Flite to Dick's Sporting Goods
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the sale of the Top-Flite brand to Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.  The announcement was made by Chip Brewer, President and CEO, Callaway Golf.  "The decision to sell Top-Flite reflects the Company's renewed focus and commitment to driving the proficiency of our core businesses, specifically the success of Callaway and Odyssey products," said Brewer.  "Our strong working relationship with Dick's ... 
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03/20/12Odyssey Debuts New Metal-X Putters
Putter Line Features Newest Insert Technology With Dual-layered, Textured Insert CARLSBAD, Calif., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the April 13 retail availability of the new Odyssey® Metal-X™ line of insert putters, representing the latest in the brand's storied history of game-changing innovations surrounding the most important club in the bag. With a lightweight aluminum face in front of a urethane backer layer, Metal-X putters... 
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02/27/12Callaway Golf Company Appoints Chip Brewer as New CEO
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Chip Brewer as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective March 5, 2012.  Tony Thornley, who has served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2011, will resign from his interim positions on March 5, 2012, but will continue to serve on the Board of Directors. It is expected that Mr. Brewer will be appointed to th... 
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02/23/12Callaway Golf Introduces New Forged Wedges
Roger Cleveland Designs Feature New Finishes and Tour-Proven CC Groove CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced the retail availability of its new Callaway Forged Wedges. The latest creation from Callaway's Chief Designer, Roger Cleveland, the Callaway Forged Wedges debut two new finish options—Copper and Trivalent Dark Chrome—and feature the Company's Tour CC Grooves. Widely regarded to have the highest-spinning grooves in golf, Callaway w... 
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02/16/12Callaway Golf Announces Availability of RAZR X HL Irons and Hybrids
Super Game Improvement Clubs Deliver Confidence, Forgiveness and Playability CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the retail availability of the new RAZR X® HL Irons and Hybrids, engineered to package maximum distance with uncompromising forgiveness for golfers looking to bring their game to the next level. The super game-improvement RAZR X HL Irons feature a cast stainless steel design with a wide, confidence-ins... 
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02/14/12Odyssey Debuts New ProType Line of Premium Milled Putters
Line Includes Six Tour-Proven Models Made from 1025 Carbon Steel CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the February 17 retail availability of the new Odyssey® ProType™ Tour Series line of milled, carbon steel putters. Born from unique head shapes crafted for the best players in the world, the ProType line was developed by Odyssey's ProWorks team after feedback from hundreds of Tour professionals. The result is a colle... 
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02/13/12Mickelson Rides Callaway's New RAZR Fit Driver and HEX Black Tour Golf Ball to Victory at Pebble Beach
Lefty Credits New Callaway Driver and Ball as Keys to His 40th Career PGA TOUR Victory CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Relying on his new Callaway driver and golf ball, Phil Mickelson shot a bogey-free, 8-under-par 64 on Sunday to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, earning his 40th career PGA title. En route to a 17-under-par finish and a two-stroke victory, Mickelson used prototype versions of Callaway's new RAZR Fit™ Driver, which will be av... 
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02/02/12Callaway Golf Introduces the All-New HEX Black Tour
Greater Spin Separation for Optimized Performance from Tee to Green CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the March 2nd worldwide availability of the all-new HEX Black Tour™ golf ball. The product of a multi-year Research & Development enterprise, Callaway's HEX Black Tour features a host of new and proprietary technologies that differentiate this ultra-premium golf ball from every round, white, dimpled, 1.620-ounce ball in the ga... 
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01/25/12Callaway Golf Presents 2012 New Product Lineup
Award-Winning Collection of Woods, Irons, Golf Balls and Odyssey Putters Debuts at 2012 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today presented its 2012 new product lineup at the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. Grabbing the bulk of the industry's attention is the new RAZR Fit™ Driver, the first fully-adjustable driver from Callaway and the embodiment of several proprietary and performance-en... 
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01/25/12Callaway Golf Company Announces 2011 Results
- 2011 full year net sales of $887 million, compared to $968 million last year - 2011 pro forma net loss of ($30) million/GAAP loss of ($172) million - in line with previous guidance - 2011 full year pro forma loss per share of ($0.63)/GAAP loss per share of ($2.82) - Completion of $50 million of expense reduction initiatives; reinvestment in brand and demand creation initiatives underway - Company's 2012 products receive most medals in Golf Digest's equipment review; Razr Fit driver... 
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01/23/12Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock.  The dividend is payable on March 15, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 17, 2012.  The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock.  The dividend is payable on March 15, 2012 to... 
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01/18/12Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2011 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2011 financial results on Wednesday morning, January 25, 2012.  The Company will subsequently hold a conference call from the Annual PGA Show in Orlando, Florida with financial analysts and investors to review the results and discuss the Company's business at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time that same day. The call will be broadc... 
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01/03/12Callaway Golf's 2012 Product Line Tops Golf Digest's "Hot List"
Callaway Earns More 2012 Medals than Any Other Club Manufacturer in Comprehensive Review RAZR Fit Driver Named Editor's Choice; Odyssey's New Metal-X Line Dominates Putter Categories CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company's (NYSE: ELY) soon-to-be-released 2012 products received an outstanding vote of approval from Golf Digest's annual "Hot List" issue, arriving on newsstands this week. The Hot List is a comprehensive golf equipment eva... 
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12/15/11Callaway Golf Appoints Justin Timberlake as Creative Director
Timberlake to Help Drive Marketing and Brand Direction for Callaway and its 2012 Product Line CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the establishment of an advanced, creative position for multiple Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actor, musician and avid golfer Justin Timberlake.  A Callaway Staff Professional since 2008, Timberlake will lend his versatile talents as a Creative Director for the Callaway portfolio of Bran... 
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12/07/11Callaway Golf Announces Global Launch of RAZR Fit
Straightforward and Meaningful Adjustability Meets Unparalleled Performance CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the February 17th worldwide availability of its much-anticipated RAZR Fit™ Driver and RAZR Fit™ Fairway Woods. Building on 29 years of clubmaking excellence, Callaway's much-anticipated RAZR Fit line of woods represents the Company's most advanced products to date. By combining the performance benefits gained from severa... 
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11/16/11Odyssey's Sabertooth Belly Putter Available November 18
#1 Putter in Golf Continues to Lead Belly Putter Craze with Model that Won PGA Championship CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the November 18th retail availability of the new Odyssey® White Hot XG® Sabertooth® Belly Putter, a dual-fanged mallet putter measuring 43-inches. Belly putters have become a major sensation this season on every major professional tour around the world and, as the #1 Putter in Golf®, Odyssey is poised to... 
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11/09/11Arnold Palmer Makes 20th Hole-in-One With New Callaway Irons
Ace Comes on Home Course in Orlando in First Round with Callaway RAZR XF Irons CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) staff professional Arnold Palmer added to his legendary list of golf achievements on Tuesday, November 8th, when he notched his 20th hole-in-one while playing an afternoon round on his home course in Orlando, Florida. This most recent ace came on hole No. 7 of the Charger Course at the Palmer-owned Bay Hill Club & Lodge. ... 
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11/03/11Callaway Golf Delivers Award-Winning Performance and Lightweight Comfort With Its 2012 Golf Bag Collection
New Bags Deliver Authentic Amenities, Lightweight Options and Innovative Base Technologies CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the November 18, 2011 retail availability of its 2012 line of both stand and cart golf bags. Several new models headline the Company's golf bag collection, which last year earned two of the eight Gold Medals awarded in Golf Digest's Golf Bag "Hot List," a comprehensive evaluation of 77 golf bags. R... 
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10/27/11Callaway Golf Company Announces Third Quarter Results
- Third quarter net sales of $173 million, compared to $176 million last year - Third quarter non-GAAP loss per share of ($0.37)/GAAP loss per share of ($1.01) - Restructuring actions on target to achieve approximately $50 million in gross annualized savings and reinvesting approximately 50% of the savings into brand and demand creation initiatives CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced its third quarter and year t... 
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10/25/11Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 18, 2011. The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2011 to sh... 
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10/20/11Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2011 financial results on Thursday afternoon, October 27, 2011. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results, and to discuss the Company's business at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To liste... 
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10/04/11Callaway Golf Introduces 2012 Footwear for Men and Women
New Footwear Line Features Authentic Golf Performance Influenced by Contemporary Style CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the October 14, 2011 retail availability of its 2012 line of golf footwear for men and women. Recognized worldwide for its performance-enhancing golf clubs, Callaway's footwear products are developed with the same dedication to meaningful technology and authentic performance. Through an extensive por... 
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09/13/11Callaway Golf Introduces Ultra Premium RAZR XF Irons and Hybrids
Technologically Advanced Irons and Hybrids Deliver the Ultimate in Forgiveness and Playability CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) today announced the October 14th retail availability of the Company's latest game-improvement iron and hybrid set, RAZR XF(TM). The ultra-premium RAZR XF Irons and Hybrids offer the discerning golfer an unprecedented integration of material and design technology to enhance performance and forgiveness. Callaway... 
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09/01/11Callaway Golf Announces Spring 2012 Apparel Collection for Men and Women
Premium Apparel Featured in Major Motion Picture "Seven Days in Utopia" Arriving in Theatres Friday, September 2nd CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY), recognized worldwide for its technologically advanced golf equipment, today announces the October 14 availability of its Spring 2012 golf apparel line for men and women. Featuring performance characteristics that are authentic to golf, such as moisture wicking, strategic breathability and... 
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07/26/11Callaway Golf Company Announces Second Quarter Results and Finalizes
Restructuring Plan
-- Second quarter net sales of $274 million -- Second quarter pro forma loss per share of ($0.01)/GAAP loss per share of ($1.03) - pro forma results exclude non-cash charges ($0.96) and cash charges ($0.06) -- Estimated $50 million in gross annualized savings expected from restructuring combined with plan to reinvest significantly in brands and marketing -- $210 million 5-year asset-based credit facility to replace expiring facility CARLSBAD, Calif., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via C... 
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07/21/11Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock. The dividend is payable on September 15, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 18, 2011. The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable on September 15, 2011 to ... 
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07/19/11Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY)announced today that it will release its second quarter 2011 financial results on Tuesday afternoon, July 26, 2011. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at least 15... 
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06/29/11Callaway Golf Names Interim CEO
ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR SECOND QUARTER 2011 CARLSBAD, Calif., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the appointment of Anthony S. "Tony" Thornley as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, filling a vacancy created by George Fellows, who resigned for personal reasons. The Company also announced preliminary results for the second quarter of 2011, as well as organizational changes that are expected to improve operational effe... 
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06/22/11Callaway Golf and Justin Timberlake Announce Finalists for Facebook Contest
25 Finalists Win a Callaway Diablo Octane Driver; Public Vote To Determine Grand Prize Winner Who Will Meet Timberlake CARLSBAD, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) and Justin Timberlake announced today the 25 finalists in the "Tee Off with Diablo Octane and Justin Timberlake" contest. The Father's Day-inspired contest, which kicked off on Callaway's Facebook page on May 25, has drawn thousands of inspirational entries. Beginning today, the publ... 
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06/09/11Callaway Announces Openings of Two New Performance Centers
South San Francisco and Myrtle Beach Locations Provide Custom Fitting for Golfers of All Skill Levels CARLSBAD, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the opening of two new Callaway Performance Centers--one at Golf Mart in South San Francisco, Calif., and another at Golf Dimensions in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The South San Francisco location opened on May 12th, while the Myrtle Beach location is scheduled to open its doors in July. They are... 
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05/25/11Callaway Golf and Justin Timberlake Launch Facebook Contest
Father's Day-Inspired Competition to Award 25 Callaway Diablo Octane Drivers Grand Prize Winner and Guest to Meet Timberlake, Play His Mirimichi Golf Course CARLSBAD, Calif., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) and Justin Timberlake announced today that they are teaming up to offer two lucky golfers a once-in-a-lifetime golf experience. Timberlake, a Callaway Golf staff professional since 2008, will meet the contest's grand prize winner and a guest, and ... 
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05/23/11Callaway Golf Bags Awarded Two Gold Medals on Golf Digest's "Hot List"
New Hyper-Lite 4.0 stand bag and Org 14X cart bag lead new lineup of Callaway golf bags CARLSBAD, Calif., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that the Company earned three Medals in Golf Digest's 2011Golf Bag"Hot List." The Hot List is a comprehensive evaluation of 77 golf bags conducted by Golf Digest's team of judges. Twenty bags were honored in the magazine's June edition--eight with gold medal status and 12 more received silver medals. ... 
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04/28/11Callaway Golf Company Releases First Quarter 2011 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2011. "Our first quarter results varied significantly by region with some reflecting robust recoveries and others reflecting the effects of external mitigating factors," commented George Fellows, President and Chief Executive Officer of Callaway Golf Company. "Our sales in Europe, Canada and emerging markets are off... 
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04/27/11Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif./April 27, 2011/ Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock.  The dividend is payable on June 15, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 20, 2011.  The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock.  The dividend is payable on June 15, 2011 to shareholders of rec... 
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04/21/11Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast First Quarter 2011 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2011 financial results on Thursday afternoon, April 28, 2011. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at least ... 
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04/07/11Callaway, Top-Flite Products Honored by Golf Digest's Ball "Hot List"
Callaway Tour i(s)/Tour i(z), HX Diablo Tour, HX Diablo and Top-Flite Gamer V2 Win Golds CARLSBAD, Calif., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) and wholly owned subsidiary Top-Flite(R) earned four Gold Medals in Golf Digest's 2011Ball "Hot List." The Ball Hot List is a comprehensive evaluation of golf balls that combines input from scientists, manufacturers, robot testing and a panel of 25 single-digit handicappers. Callaway distinguished itself with produ... 
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03/04/11Callaway Golf Announces Participation at the Raymond James 32nd Annual Institutional Investors Conference
CARLSBAD, Calif., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that it will be presenting a business and financial update at the Raymond James 32nd Annual Institutional Investors Conference on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. The conference begins at 7:30 am ET, with Callaway Golf currently scheduled to present at approximately 10:25 am ET. The conference will be broadcast live over the Internet. The live broadcast of the presentati... 
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02/03/11Odyssey Unveils New D.A.R.T. Technology
New Putters Feature 'Visionary' Alignment Aid Based on Gestalt Effect Theory CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the February 18 retail availability of the new Odyssey(R) D.A.R.T.(TM) line of putters, featuring a groundbreaking target alignment system from the #1 Putter in Golf(R). Odyssey's Direction and Realignment Technology (D.A.R.T.) utilizes a dart-like pattern on the top of the putterhead to easily align the center ... 
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01/27/11Callaway Golf Introduces Next Generation upro GPS Device
Callaway upro mx Ushers in New Standard in Golf GPS with Multi-Gesture Touch Screen, 25,000 Preloaded Courses and No Annual Fees CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today revealed its next generation golf GPS device, the Callaway upro mx. A successor to the Company's acclaimed original upro device, which earned a Best of What's New Award from Popular Science, the Callaway upro mx sets a new standard for innovation in the category with a ... 
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01/26/11Callaway Golf Presents 2011 New Product Lineup
Best-in-Class Woods, Irons, Balls and GPS Devices on Display at PGA Merchandise Show CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today presented its 2011 new product lineup at the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. The Company's latest offerings are headlined by the innovative RAZR Hawk(TM) and Diablo Octane(TM) Drivers, each featuring a groundbreaking ultra lightweight material called Forged Composite(TM). In addition, the company bui... 
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01/25/11Callaway Golf Company Announces 2010 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. "Although the delayed golf industry recovery, along with some non-operational charges, unfavorably impacted our financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2010, our underlying operational performance improved significantly in 2010 as we realized additional benefits from our gross margin ini... 
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01/25/11Callaway Golf Welcomes J.B. Holmes to Tour Staff
Long-hitting, 2-time PGA TOUR Winner to Play Callaway Equipment in 2011 CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced it has reached agreement with PGA TOUR Professional J.B. Holmes. The winner of two PGA TOUR events and former Ryder Cup team member will play a full complement of Callaway equipment and compete with a Callaway branded staff bag and headwear when he makes his 2011 PGA TOUR debut this week at the Farmers Insurance Ope... 
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01/24/11Callaway Golf Welcomes Trevor Immelman to Tour Staff
2008 Masters Champion to Play Callaway Equipment and Wear Callaway Apparel CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced it has reached a broad-ranging agreement with PGA TOUR Professional Trevor Immelman. The 2008 Masters Champion will play a full complement of Callaway equipment and compete in Callaway headwear, apparel and footwear when he makes his 2011 PGA TOUR debut this week at the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, Califor... 
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01/24/11Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock. The dividend is payable on March 15, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 18, 2011. The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable on March 15, 2011 to sharehol... 
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01/20/11Callaway Golf Introduces New Razr X Line of Irons
Maker of the No. 1 Irons in Golf for 14 Straight Years Launches RAZR X, RAZR X Tour and RAZR X Forged Integrated Sets Available Featuring New RAZR X and RAZR X Tour Hybrids CARLSBAD, Calif., January 20, 2011 – Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the February 18 retail availability of the new Callaway® RAZR X™ line of irons, which includes the RAZR X, RAZR X Tour and RAZR X Forged irons. Callaway’s new RAZR platform of products represen... 
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01/18/11Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results on Tuesday afternoon, January 25, 2011. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PST that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the we... 
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01/11/11Callaway Golf Announces New Razr Hawk Line of Woods
Premium Line of Forged Composite Drivers and Fairway Woods Headline Premium Technology Platform Streamlined Surface Technology Provides Significant Aerodynamic Improvements and Distance Gains    CARLSBAD, Calif., January 11, 2011 – Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the February 18 retail availability of the new RAZR Hawk™ line of woods, including the RAZR Hawk and RAZR Hawk Tour Drivers, as well as RAZR Hawk Fairway Woods. Callaway&rsq... 
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12/30/10Callaway Golf Dominates Golf Digest's 2011 'Hot List' Awards
Callaway and Odyssey Win Medal Count in Annual Equipment Review for Fifth Straight Year CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company's (NYSE: ELY) entire 2011 product line received an outstanding vote of approval from Golf Digest's annual "Hot List" issue, arriving on newsstands January 4th. The Hot List is a comprehensive golf equipment evaluation conducted by Golf Digest Publications' team of equipment editors, scientists, player panelists and retailers. L... 
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10/26/10Callaway Golf Company Announces 2010 Third Quarter and Nine Month Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced its financial results for the third quarter and first nine months ended September 30, 2010. "Global economic conditions continue to be challenging and the golf industry has not recovered as we had anticipated coming into this year," commented George Fellows, President and CEO. "In fact, overall consumer spending on golf equipment in the United States is down approximately 3% compared to... 
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10/25/10Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) declared today a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 19, 2010. The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2010 t... 
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10/19/10Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2010 financial results on Tuesday afternoon, October 26, 2010. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at least 1... 
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10/14/10Callaway Golf Introduces New Diablo Octane Drivers & Fairway Woods
New Drivers Mark Debut of Forged Composite(TM), the Lightest, Strongest, Most Precise Material Callaway Has Ever Used CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the November 12 retail availability of the new Diablo Octane and Diablo Octane Tour Drivers, as well as the new Diablo Octane Fairway Woods. Twenty years after revolutionizing the driver market with the original Big Bertha Driver, Callaway's Diablo Octane Drivers introdu... 
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09/30/10Automobili Lamborghini and Callaway Golf Form Strategic Partnership
Alliance Links R&D Teams of Legendary Italian Automaker and Foremost Golf Equipment Manufacturer Forged Composite(TM) Introduced as Partnership's First Collaborative and Groundbreaking Material PARIS, Sept 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. and Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) have signed an agreement to connect the resources of their world-renowned Research and Development teams. This unique alliance establishes an ongoing collaboration to develop innovati... 
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08/02/10Callaway Golf to Introduce Spring 2011 Apparel at PGA Championship
Staff Professional Alvaro Quiros to Wear Fan-Chosen Attire Via Callaway Facebook Poll CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug 02, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the October 15 retail launch of its Spring 2011 apparel line for men and women. To showcase the new clothing line, Callaway is hosting an interactive poll on the Company's Facebook page that allows the public to determine which outfits Callaway Staff Professional Alvaro Quiros wears while competing in ... 
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07/28/10Callaway Golf Company Announces Second Quarter and First Half 2010 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced its financial results for the second quarter and first half of the year ended June 30, 2010, which were consistent with the Company's June 14th guidance. For the second quarter, the Company reported: Net sales of $304 million, an increase of 1% compared to $302 million for the second quarter of 2009. Changes in foreign currency rates favorably affected net sales by $6 mi... 
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07/27/10Callaway Golf Announces Redesign of Global Operations System
New Manufacturing and Distribution Model Optimizes Efficiencies, Supports Global Operations Strategy CARLSBAD, Calif., July 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced a restructuring of its global operations to occur over the next 18 months. The initiative encompasses the reorganization of manufacturing and distribution centers located in Carlsbad, Calif. and Toronto, Canada; the creation of third-party logistics sites in Dallas, Texas, and Toronto; ... 
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07/23/10Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) declared today a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock. The dividend is payable on September 15, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 18, 2010. The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable on September 15, 20... 
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07/21/10Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2010 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, July 28, 2010. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at leas... 
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06/24/10McDowell's U.S. Open Win Continues Callaway Golf's Major Championship Run
Winningest Driver on Tour Poised for Unprecedented Sweep of 2010 Major Tournaments CARLSBAD, Calif., June 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) staff professionals Phil Mickelson and Graeme McDowell have captured the year's first two major tournaments and continued a dominating start to the 2010 season for Callaway, the maker of each player's championship-winning equipment. Powered by the winningest Driver on Tour, the #1 Irons in Golf, Tour i Series Golf Balls and the... 
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06/14/10Callaway Golf Company Provides Guidance for Second Quarter
CARLSBAD, Calif., June 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today provided guidance for the second quarter of 2010, announcing that estimated net sales would be in the range of $295 - $305 million and fully diluted earnings per share would be in the range of $0.10 - $0.15, including charges of approximately $0.01 per share related to the Company's global operations strategy. For the second quarter of 2009, the Company reported net sales of $302 million and earning... 
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05/06/10Callaway, Top-Flite Products Honored by Golf Digest's Ball 'Hot List'
Callaway Tour i(s)/Tour i(z), HX Bite, Big Bertha Diablo and Top-Flite Gamer V2 Win Medals CARLSBAD, Calif., May 6, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) and wholly-owned subsidiary Top-Flite earned four Medals overall in Golf Digest's 2010Ball "Hot List." The Ball Hot List is a comprehensive evaluation of golf balls that combines input from scientists, manufacturers, robot testing and a panel of 17 players of varying abilities. Together, Callaway and Top-Flite stand... 
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05/03/10Callaway Golf Launches Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift Guide for the 'Golfer Mom' in Your Life
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 3, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --They are the chefs and coaches. Nurses and negotiators. Managers, accountants, teachers, chauffeurs and counselors. Moms have many jobs, endless responsibilities and (almost) limitless patience. To help those who love them say thanks and to honor all moms for everything they do, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today unveiled its last-minute Mother's Day Gift Guide. Offering a collection of strong, beautiful, innovative and authenti... 
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04/29/10Callaway Golf Company Releases First Quarter 2010 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2010. Net sales of $303 million, an increase of 11% as compared to net sales of $272 million for the first quarter of 2009. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates favorably affected net sales by $15 million. On a currency neutral basis (i.e. translating the Company's first quarter 2010 results at first quarter 2009 exchange... 
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04/28/10Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) declared today a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 21, 2010. The Company also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2010 to shareholder... 
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04/26/10Odyssey to Offer ProType Phil Mickelson Putter
Limited Edition Debuts Amid Dominant Run for Odyssey on the World's Major Tours CARLSBAD, Calif., April 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the introduction of the Odyssey(R) ProType(TM) 82 Putter, a limited edition design inspired by the same model Phil Mickelson used to win his third Green Jacket. Only 82 right-handed and 82 left-handed ProType putters will be available for purchase in the United States. Beginning May 10 at 11:00 AM ET (8:00... 
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04/15/10Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast First Quarter 2010 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2010 financial results on Thursday afternoon, April 29, 2010. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at least ... 
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04/15/10Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary First Quarter 2010 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced its preliminary financial results for the first quarter of 2010. Net sales are estimated to be $303 million, an increase of 11% as compared to net sales of $272 million for the first quarter of 2009. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates favorably affected 2010 net sales by approximately $15 million. On a currency neutral basis (i.e. translating the Company's first quarter 2010... 
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04/14/10Mickelson's Win at Augusta Strengthens Callaway Golf's Momentum
2010 Drivers, Irons, Putters and Golf Balls Have Earned More PGA Tour Wins than Any Manufacturer CARLSBAD, Calif., April 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Phil Mickelson captured his third green jacket this past weekend and continued a red-hot start to the 2010 season for Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY), the maker of his championship-winning equipment. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/callawaygolf/40577 The Company starte... 
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03/31/10Callaway Golf to Reward Baseball's Longest Home Run Hitters
Season-Long Promotion Presents Callaway's Diablo Edge Clubs to Players Who Can Drive a Home Run 470 Feet or Greater CARLSBAD, Calif., March 31, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Baseball's top sluggers have even more incentive to drive the ball deep this season, as Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced an initiative to reward the game's most aggressive home run hitters. Throughout the 2010 season, Callaway will provide a full set of its new Diablo Edge golf clubs, the longest of thei... 
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03/15/10Ernie Els Rides New Callaway Driver, Golf Ball & Odyssey Putter to Victory
FT Tour Driver, Tour i(s) Golf Ball and Odyssey White Ice Putter Pave Way to Big Win at Doral's WGC-CA CARLSBAD, Calif., March 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) staff professional Ernie Els performed brilliantly over four rounds at the WGC-CA Championships held this past weekend at Doral Golf Resort in Miami. Eventually winning by four strokes over a star-studded field, the "Big Easy" dominated the competition with masterful control over every aspect of his... 
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03/15/10Callaway Golf Introduces New FT-iZ Driver, Fairways & Hybrids
Polar Weighting, Aerospace Materials Deliver the Longest, Straightest Woods in Callaway History CARLSBAD, Calif., March 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the retail availability of the new FT-iZ(TM) lineup of drivers, fairway woods and hybrids. Leading this new line of Fusion(R) products is the FT-iZ Driver, engineered from the world's finest materials to deliver the longest, straightest ball flight ever produced by a Callaway driver. To v... 
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02/01/10Callaway Golf to Sponsor CBS Sports' Super Bowl XLIV Telecast
--Unprecedented 5:00-5:30 PM ET Sponsorship Showcases New Callaway Diablo Edge Clubs --Callaway Golf Staff Professional Phil Mickelson to ParticipateCARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 01, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) and CBS Sports have reached a unique agreement that establishes the golf equipment manufacturer as a presenting sponsor of the Super Bowl Today pregame show on Sunday, February 7th. The partnership marks the first ever Super Bowl pregame sponsorship struck ... 
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01/28/10Odyssey Golf Welcomes New Brand Ambassador Dave Pelz
The Number One Putter in Golf Teams with Foremost Authority on Short Game and PuttingCARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced a formal relationship between its market-leading Odyssey brand and world renowned short game and putting instructor Dave Pelz. The agreement brings together a former NASA scientist whose unparalleled dedication to putting and short game instruction has yielded 19 Major Championships, with an innovative e... 
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01/26/10Callaway Golf Company Announces 2009 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2009. For the fourth quarter, the Company reported: Net sales of $186 million, an increase of 9% compared to $171 million for the fourth quarter of 2008. On a currency neutral basis, net sales would have been $177 million, an increase of 3% compared to the fourth quarter of 2008. Gross profit of $58 mil... 
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01/25/10Adebayo O. Ogunlesi Named to Board of Directors at Callaway Golf Company
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that Adebayo O. Ogunlesi has been appointed to the Company's board of directors. He will begin serving immediately and will stand for election for a full one-year term at the Company's 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May. Mr. Ogunlesi, 56, is Chairman and Managing Partner of Global Infrastructure Management, LLC, which is a private equity firm with over $5 billion in assets and wh... 
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01/25/10Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock. The dividend is payable on March 15, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 19, 2010. The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.875 per share on its 7.50% Series B Cumulative... 
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01/19/10Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2009 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2009 financial results on Tuesday afternoon, January 26, 2010. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PST that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the we... 
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01/12/10Callaway Golf Company Launches Callaway Golf India
--Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Establishes Direct Presence in Fast-Growing Global Golf Market --Top-Ranked Indian Golfer Jeev Milkha Singh Joins Callaway Golf India as Brand Ambassador NEW DELHI, Jan 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the formation of Callaway Golf India, a new wholly-owned subsidiary that establishes a direct presence within one of the fastest growing markets on the global golf landscape. The Company also announced an agreement wit... 
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01/11/10Callaway Golf Introduces Diablo Edge and Diablo Forged Irons
Maker of the No. 1 Irons in Golf for 13 Straight Years Launches New Lines of Longer, More Accurate IronsCARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the January 15th retail availability of the new Callaway(R) Diablo Edge(TM) Irons and the February 15th retail availability of the new Diablo Forged(TM) Irons. The newest offerings from the Company that has been No. 1 in irons for 13 consecutive years, the Diablo Edge and Diablo Forged i... 
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01/07/10Odyssey Introduces New Black Series Tour Designs Putters
The Number One Putter in Golf Presents Precision-Crafted Milled Putters Inspired by Tour FeedbackCARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 07, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the January 15th retail availability of their new Odyssey(R) Black Series(R) Tour Designs line of milled putters. The latest innovation from The Number One Putter in Golf(R), Black Series Tour Designs were crafted through extensive work between the Odyssey design team and professional golfers ... 
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01/06/10Callaway Golf's Product Line Tops Golf Digest's 2010 'Hot List'
Callaway and Odyssey Win Medal Count in Annual Equipment Review for Fourth Straight YearCARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 06, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) once again took top honors within Golf Digest's annual "Hot List" issue. The Hot List is a comprehensive golf equipment evaluation conducted by Golf Digest Publications' 32-person team of equipment editors, scientists, player panelists and retailers. Together they considered 403 separate entries for the 2010 Hot List.... 
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- 2013 second quarter earnings per share of $0.12, compared to break-even in 2012 with 2013 first half earnings per share of $0.59 compared to $0.41 in 2012 - 2013 second quarter non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.12, compared to $0.05 in 2012 with 2013 first half earnings per share of $0.45 compared to $0.25 in 2012 CARLSBAD, Calif., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its second quarter and first half 2013 financial results. The announced results... 
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12/03/09Callaway uPro Receives 2009 "Best of What's New" Award from Popular Science Magazine
Award is Presented Just as New Callaway uPro Go™ Golf GPS Device Arrives at Retail CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that Popular Science magazine honored its popular Callaway uPro® golf GPS device with a 2009 Best of What’s New Award. The award comes just as the Company’s latest golf GPS device, Callaway uPro Go, arrives at retail. Pre-loaded with more than 18,000 golf courses from uPro’s growing global database, Callaway uPro ... 
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11/19/09Callaway Golf Presents Solaire Sets and Golf Balls for Women
Go Straight from the Shop to the Course with 14-piece and 9-piece Set Configurations Featuring Energy Efficient Design CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the retail availability of their new Solaire™ sets of women’s golf equipment, as well as the new Solaire golf ball for women. In designing this collection of equipment for emerging golfers, Callaway’s Resea... 
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11/11/09Odyssey Introduces New Line of White Ice Putters
Extensive Tour Feedback Yields Best-Feeling Insert to Date and a Rich Dark Nickel Finish CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the November 15th retail availability of their new Odyssey® White Ice™ line of putters. The latest innovation from the Number One Putter in Golf®, Odyssey’s White Ice line features the brand’s best-feeling multi-layer insert to d... 
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11/10/09Callaway Golf Presents New X Series JAWS Wedges
Roger Cleveland Melds Maximum Spin and Versatility into Forged Carbon Steel CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the November 15th retail availability of its new X Series JAWS™ wedges. The new X Series JAWS wedges offer aggressively sized MACK Daddy™ grooves that will conform to the Rules of Golf until at least 2024 for maximum spin and control, as well as C-... 
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11/02/09Callaway Golf Company to Webcast Investor Conference
CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov 02, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will webcast its investor conference scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. PST. During the conference, management will present the Company's long-term outlook. To participate in the webcast and view the presentation materials, go to the website at least 15 minutes before the conference to register and for instructions on how to acces... 
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10/29/09Callaway Golf Company Announces 2009 Third Quarter and Nine Month Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the third quarter and first nine months ended September 30, 2009, consistent with the preliminary results released on October 15th, 2009. For the third quarter, the Company reported: Net sales of $191 million, a decrease of 11% compared to $213 million for the third quarter of 2008. On a curr... 
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10/27/09Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 20, 2009. The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of ... 
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10/22/09Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2009 financial results on Thursday afternoon, October 29, 2009. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To l... 
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10/15/09Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary Third Quarter 2009 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 15, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its preliminary financial results for the third quarter of 2009 as follows: Net sales are estimated to be $191 million, a decrease of 11% compared to $213 million in 2008, but an improving trend from the declines in the first two quarters of 2009. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates adversely impacted net sales by approxi... 
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10/09/09Justin Timberlake & Callaway Golf Team Up for Charity at the Million Dollar Diablo Shootout in Las Vegas
Hole-in-One Attempts Initiate Callaway Golf Donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2009-- What happens in Vegas on Monday, October 12th could prove to be the next shot heard round the world. Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it is teaming up with Emmy and Grammy Award-winning artist Justin Timberlake in attempts to hit a hole-in-one for a $1 million charitable donation... 
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08/14/09Appellate Court Rules That Pro V1 Patent Case Should Proceed
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has rejected the majority of the arguments raised by the Acushnet Company on its appeal from the trial court’s ruling that the Titleist Pro V1 family of golf balls had infringed valid patents owned by Callaway. In particular, the Court specifically rejected Acushnet’s request t... 
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07/29/09Callaway Golf Company Announces Second Quarter and First Half 2009 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 29, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the second quarter and first half of the year ended June 30, 2009. For the second quarter, the Company reported net sales of $302 million, a decrease of 17% compared to $366 million for the second quarter of 2008. On a currency neutral basis, net sales would have been $321 million, a decrease of 12% compared to the second quar... 
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07/27/09Callaway Golf Declares Quarterly Dividends
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 27, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock. The dividend is payable on September 15, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 25, 2009. The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.... 
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07/22/09Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 22, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2009 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, July 29, 2009. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To li... 
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07/16/09Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary Second Quarter 2009 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 16, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its preliminary financial results for the second quarter of 2009 as follows: Net sales are estimated to be $302 million, a decrease of 17% as compared to net sales of $366 million for the second quarter of 2008. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates adversely affected net sales by approximately $19 million. On a currency ... 
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07/10/09Callaway Golf Announces Date of Special Meeting of Shareholders
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 10, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it will hold a special meeting of shareholders on September 10, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at the Company’s corporate offices located at 2180 Rutherford Road, Carlsbad, California, 92008. At the meeting, in order to comply with New York Stock Exchange Rules, the holders of the Company’s common stock will vote upon the issuance of shares of the Company’s co... 
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06/15/09Callaway Golf Announces Successful Completion of Private Offering of $140 Million of 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock; Initial Purchasers Exercise Over-allotment Option
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 15, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that it has successfully completed its offering of 1,250,000 shares of 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value, with a liquidation preference of $100 per share. In addition, the Company announced that the initial purchasers exercised the option to purchase an additional 150,000 shares of preferred stock to cove... 
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06/09/09Callaway Golf Increases Size of Private Offering and Announces Pricing of $125 Million of 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 9, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it has priced and increased by $15 million its previously announced private offering of preferred stock. Callaway will issue $125 million principal amount of 7.50% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value, with a liquidation preference of $100 per share. The Company also granted the initial purchasers a 30-day opti... 
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06/08/09Callaway Golf Company Announces Dividend Reduction to Improve Cash Position and Reiterates 2009 Guidance
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jun 08, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected to reduce the second quarter dividend to $0.01 per share, payable on July 15, 2009 to shareholders of record as of June 26, 2009. This represents a $0.06 reduction to the dividend declared and paid on April 29, 2009, in the amount of $0.07 per share. This action will allow the Company to retain an additional $15.2 mill... 
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06/08/09Callaway Golf Announces Proposed Private Offering of $110 Million of Convertible Preferred Stock
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jun 08, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, shares of Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, with a liquidation preference of $100 per share, with an aggregate liquidation preference of $110 million, in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amende... 
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04/30/09Callaway Golf Announces First Quarter 2009 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 30, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009, consistent with the preliminary results announced earlier this month. “Going into this year, we said that unfavorable global economic conditions and changes in foreign currency rates would significantly affect our 2009 results, particularly in the first quarter,” co... 
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04/23/09Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast First Quarter 2009 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 23, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2009 financial results on Thursday afternoon, April 30, 2009. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To lis... 
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04/21/09Callaway Golf Signs U.S. Amateur Champion Danny Lee
World's No. 1-Ranked Amateur Enters Professional Career on Callaway Staff CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 21, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced an agreement with reigning U.S. Amateur Champion Danny Lee, officially beginning the professional career of the world’s No. 1-ranked amateur. Lee will endorse all Callaway Golf equipment and golf balls, carry a Callaway Golf branded bag and wear the Company’s logo. Terms of the contra... 
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04/16/09Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary First Quarter 2009 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 16, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its preliminary financial results for the first quarter of 2009. Net sales are estimated to be $272 million, a decrease of 26% as compared to net sales of $366 million for the first quarter of 2008. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates adversely affected net sales by approximately $22 million. On a currency neutral basis... 
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04/07/09Callaway Golf Extends Relationship with Phil Mickelson
CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 07, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it has extended its relationship with Phil Mickelson. Mickelson, currently the No. 2 player in the world, will play a full complement of Callaway Golf equipment. Terms of the agreement are not being disclosed. "Phil has been an integral member of the Callaway Golf family for several years and together we've achieved great success," said George Fellows, ... 
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04/01/09Counterfeit Golf Equipment Seized in Beijing
BEIJING, Apr 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group today announced that on March 24, 2009 the Beijing Chaoyang Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) and the Chaoyang Public Security Bureau (PSB) jointly conducted raids against an assembly and warehouse facility of the Sunshine Golf Store located at Shangxinpu, Huanggang Village, Chaoyang District, Beijing. The owner and seven other persons were ... 
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04/01/09Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable April 29, 2009, to shareholders of record as of April 15, 2009. About Callaway Golf Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaw... 
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03/19/09Callaway Golf and Perry Ellis International to Join Forces
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2009-- Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) today announced it has reached an agreement with Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) to design, manufacture and distribute Callaway golf and sportswear apparel in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Terms of the agreement are not being disclosed. “We are delighted to have found the right partner to help us more firmly position Callaway as a l... 
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03/05/09John F. Lundgren Named to Board of Directors at Callaway Golf Company
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 5, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that John F. Lundgren has been appointed to the Company's board of directors. He will begin serving immediately and will stand for election for a full one-year term at the Company's 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May. The addition of Mr. Lundgren expands the board to a total of eight members, including Chairman and Lead Independent Director, Ron... 
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03/03/09Callaway Golf Files New Patent Infringement Suit Against Acushnet
Callaway Asserts Newest Titleist Pro VI Golf Balls Infringe Patents CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 3, 2009-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced it has filed a new patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against The Acushnet Company, the golf business of Fortune Brands, Inc. The lawsuit alleges that the new 2009 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, available to the public in spri... 
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01/27/09Callaway Golf Company Announces Increase in 2008 Earnings
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2009--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for full year 2008. Highlights for the year include: Net sales of $1.117 billion, which was the second highest sales level in the Company's history and only slightly less than the record sales of $1.125 billion in 2007. Gross profit was $486.8 million for 2008 (or 44% of net sales) compared to $493.2 million (or 44% of ne... 
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01/21/09Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Full Year 2008 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2009--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its 2008 financial results on Tuesday afternoon, January 27, 2009. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PST that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the w... 
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01/20/09Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary Full Year 2008 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 20, 2009--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that, based on current information, the Company's full year net sales for 2008 are estimated to be $1.117 billion compared to $1.125 billion in 2007. Consistent with the Company's recent earnings guidance, pro forma diluted earnings per share for 2008 are estimated to range from $0.93 to $0.95 (on 63.8 million shares outstanding), an increase of approximately ... 
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01/14/09Callaway Golf's Product Line Tops Golf Digest's 2009 "Hot List"
Callaway Golf Wins Medal Count in Annual Equipment Review for Third Straight YearCARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 14, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) once again took top honors within Golf Digest's annual "Hot List" issue. The Hot List is a comprehensive golf equipment evaluation conducted by Golf Digest Publications' team of equipment editors, a board of scientists, 20 player panelists and a group of prominent retailers. Together they examined 471 s... 
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01/05/09Callaway Golf Announces Acquisition of uPlay
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 05, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company today announced it has acquired uPlay, a Carlsbad, California-based developer and marketer of technically superior consumer electronics devices. The transaction, which was completed on December 31, 2008, is not expected to have a material effect on Callaway Golf Company's 2009 results. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. In January 2008, uPlay launched the uPro(TM), a distance measurin... 
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01/05/09Callaway Golf Signs Stuart Appleby
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 05, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the signing of PGA Tour veteran Stuart Appleby to a multi-year contract. Appleby, winner of eight PGA Tour events, will endorse all Callaway Golf equipment and golf balls, carry a Callaway Golf branded bag and feature the Company's logo on his headwear. "Stuart is a quality person who embodies everything Callaway Golf looks for in a partner," said Nick Raffa... 
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12/23/08Injunction Against Infringing Pro V1 Golf Balls Stays in Effect
Callaway Golf Prevails Against Acushnet in the Court of AppealsCARLSBAD, Calif., Dec 23, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) today announced that a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied a request by The Acushnet Company, the golf business of Fortune Brands, Inc., to stay a previously-granted permanent injunction to stop sales of infringing Titleist Pro V1 golf balls. The injunction is effective ... 
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12/15/08Pro Golfers and Celebrities Pair Up in Charity Golf Tournament
Callaway Golf Foundation's Pro-Celebrity Tournament to Benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Cancer Research Initiatives CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Callaway Golf Foundation will host the second professional/celebrity golf tournament, the Callaway Golf Foundation Challenge, at the historic Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles on December 15. The tournament will benefit groundbreaking cancer research projects supported by the Entertainment Indus... 
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12/01/08Trade in Old Golf Clubs for New Callaway Clubs
A Great Holiday Gift May be as Close as Your Garage CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2008--As the holiday shopping season gets underway, Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) today reintroduced its Trade In! Trade Up! program. The program allows consumers to exchange their old, used Callaway Golf or other major brand clubs for a credit toward the purchase of the latest Callaway Golf equipment, including the new FT-iQ(TM) driver. "Considering the curre... 
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11/18/08Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov 18, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable December 17, 2008, to shareholders of record as of December 3, 2008. About Callaway Golf Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and ... 
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10/30/08Callaway Golf Company Announces 2008 Third Quarter and Nine Month Results
Earnings per Share Rise 5% for the First 9 Months vs. 2007 CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the third quarter and first nine months ended September 30. "Despite the unprecedented global economic conditions and a strong 2007, we have delivered earnings growth of 5% through the first nine months of 2008," commented George Fellows, President and CEO. "This growth is due in part to our expa... 
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10/29/08Callaway Golf Reaches Agreement with Justin Timberlake
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced it has reached an agreement with Justin Timberlake to endorse and play Callaway equipment. The terms of the contract are not being disclosed. Host of the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Timberlake is an avid golfer and a six handicap. Timberlake will play a full complement of Callaway Golf clubs, golf balls and will carry a bag branded with the Com... 
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10/23/08Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 23, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2008 financial results on Thursday afternoon, October 30, 2008. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen ... 
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10/14/08Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary Third Quarter 2008 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that, based on current information, the Company's net sales for the third quarter of 2008 are estimated to be $213 million compared to $236 million in 2007. Management also estimates that the third quarter loss per share is expected to range from $(0.12) to $(0.14) (on 62.5 million shares outstanding), including after-tax charges of $0.04 per share associated with the Company's gross margin improvemen... 
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09/09/08Callaway Golf Introduces the World's Smartest Driver: FT-iQ(TM)
Next Generation Driver Combines Fusion(R) Technology, Hyperbolic Club Face And External Weighting to Achieve Unparalleled Performance CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 9, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY), long known for pushing the industry forward through innovative equipment, today introduced the most technologically-advanced driver in the Company's history, the FT-iQ. The unveiling took place at Callaway Golf's national sales meeting in Rancho Bernardo, CA. ... 
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09/04/08Callaway Golf President and CEO Signs New Agreement
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 4, 2008--Callaway Golf Company today announced that the Board of Directors and George Fellows, President and CEO, have agreed to amend and extend the term of his employment agreement through December 2011. "The Board is very pleased that Mr. Fellows will continue to lead the Company," said Ronald S. Beard, Chairman of the Board, Callaway Golf Company. "Under his leadership, the Company has significantly improved its business processes and o... 
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09/03/08Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 3, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable October 2, 2008, to shareholders of record as of September 18, 2008. About Callaway Golf Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs... 
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07/30/08Callaway Golf Company Announces Record First Half 2008 Sales and Earnings
Earnings per share rise 9% for the quarter and 18% for the first 6 months CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 30, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the second quarter and first half ended June 30, 2008, including record sales and earnings for the first half of 2008. Highlights for the second quarter include: Net sales of $366 million, a decrease of 4% versus 2007's record secon... 
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07/23/08Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2008 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, July 30, 2008. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at leas... 
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07/17/08Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary Second Quarter 2008 Results
Diluted Earnings Per Share Expected to Rise 8% for the Quarter and 17% for the First 6 Months CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 17, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that, based on current information, the Company's second quarter diluted earnings per share are expected to range from $0.56 to $0.58, an increase of approximately 8% compared to $0.53 in the second quarter of 2007. These results include after-tax charges of $0.05 per sh... 
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07/17/08Callaway Golf Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation Launch Public Service Campaign with Halle Berry to Raise Awareness for Ovarian Cancer
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 17, 2008--Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry has joined forces with the Callaway Golf Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation as the 2008 ambassador for the Callaway Golf Foundation Women's Cancer Initiative. Berry will be featured in an extensive print public service announcement campaign this summer aimed at raising awareness and funds to help find a cure for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer afflicts more than 22,000 wome... 
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06/17/08Rocco Mediate Battles Tiger Woods over 91 Holes at U.S. Open
PGA Tour Veteran and Callaway Golf Staff Professional Forces Sudden-Death After 18 Hole Playoff at Torrey Pines CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 17, 2008--Callaway Golf Staff Professional Rocco Mediate gave Tiger Woods a run for his money as the two battled it out during an 18-hole playoff, as well as a single sudden-death hole for the 108th U.S. Open Championship. The veteran, Mediate, went punch for punch with the world's No. 1 golfer throughout the five days of to... 
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06/05/08Callaway Golf and Top-Flite Partner with City Parks Foundation Junior Golf Center
Manufacturers to Provide All Equipment and Golf Balls for Unique Junior Golf Center--Free to all Participants--Opening in Brooklyn, NY, on June 6 CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 2008--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) and Top-Flite today announced a partnership with New York's City Parks Foundation to become the official equipment sponsor of the CityParks Junior Golf Center. Callaway Golf CEO George Fellows will join New York State and City offici... 
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05/28/08Arnold Palmer to Launch Callaway Golf's Expansion of National Custom Fitting Program
Golf Legend Visits Neshanic Station, NJ, Callaway Performance Center on June 3rd to Announce Manufacturer's Initiative to Double National Offering by 2010 CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today a major initiative to double the number of their state-of-the-art Callaway Performance Centers (CPC) from nine to 20 by the year 2010. To help launch the expansion, golf legend and long-time Callaway Go... 
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05/19/08Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable July 3, 2008, to shareholders of record as of June 11, 2008. About Callaway Golf Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, an... 
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05/09/08Callaway Helps Golfers Increase Their Driving Distance on the Golf Course and on the Road
Promotion Offers Free Gas to Consumers CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2008--Callaway Golf announced today the start of a new Gas Giveaway promotion which offers a free American Express(R) Fill It Up(R) gas card with the purchase of a new FT-i,(R) FT-5(R) or Hyper X(TM) driver from authorized U.S. Callaway Golf retailers. With the price of gasoline steadily increasing, golfers can now get more distance out of their drives and their gas tanks. The innovative Fusion(R... 
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05/01/08Callaway Golf Announces First Quarter 2008 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2008, reporting significant improvements in sales and earnings over the same period a year ago. Highlights for the quarter include: Record net sales of $366.5 million, a 10% increase as compared to $334.6 million for the same period in 2007. Fully diluted earnings per share of $0.61 on 64.8 million sha... 
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04/24/08Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast First Quarter 2008 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 24, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2008 financial results on Thursday afternoon, May 1, 2008. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at least 15 minu... 
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04/21/08Top-Flite(R) and Golf's First Superhero Announce Campaign to Combat Cowardice
D2 Man Attempts to Rid the World of Wuss Golf and Urges Players to Never Lay Up! CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 21, 2008--Top-Flite announced today that it is tired of golfers being swept under by a wave of play-it-safe "wimptitude." To combat this cowardice, Top-Flite is insisting that all players who value opportunity over consequence tee up the balls to go for it and NEVER LAY UP! Leading the charge and saving the world from the evils of... 
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04/17/08Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary First Quarter 2008 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 17, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that, based on current information, the Company estimates net sales for the first quarter ended March 31, 2008 of approximately $366 million, an estimated increase of approximately 10% as compared to the first quarter of 2007, with a corresponding estimated increase of approximately 25% in earnings per diluted share that is estimated to range from $0.59 to $0.61 (on 64.8 million shares)... 
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04/07/08Phil Mickelson Expected to Debut Callaway Golf's(R) New I-MIX(TM) Technology at Augusta
Two-Time Masters Champion to Add Innovative Adjustable Club Technology to His Golf Bag at Augusta National CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2008--Phil Mickelson's quest to add a third green jacket to his wardrobe may begin with a groundbreaking change in equipment strategy. During his Tuesday morning press conference at Augusta, the Callaway Golf Staff Professional is expected to announce that he'll be adding the Company's new I-MIX interchangeable driver sys... 
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03/05/08Photo of Ivanka Trump and the LPGA's Morgan Pressel at Callaway Golf Women's Event is Available On Business Wire's Web Site and AP PhotoExpress
NEW YORK, Mar 05, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf launches their new golf clubs designed specifically for women on Tuesday, March 4th in New York City with Ivanka Trump and the LPGA's Morgan Pressel. SOURCE: Callaway Golf For Callaway Golf: Courtney Ryder, 212-679-2233 ... 
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02/21/08Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable April 3, 2008, to shareholders of record as of March 13, 2008. About Callaway Golf Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and g... 
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02/07/08Callaway Golf to Produce Official St Andrews Links Products
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it has agreed to a five-year worldwide license with St Andrews Links to develop a dual branded range of golf accessories. The groundbreaking partnership, brokered by Copyright Promotions Sport on behalf of St Andrews Links, will allow the world famous St Andrews Links marque to appear on a range of Callaway Golf products and will directly benefit all seven courses managed by the Trust. Purchase... 
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01/31/08Callaway Golf Announces Record Sales and More Than a 100% Increase in Earnings for 2007
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2007. Highlights for the full year of 2007 included: Net sales increased 10% to a record $1.125 billion, compared to $1.018 billion for the same period in 2006. Fully diluted earnings per share of $0.81 on 67.5 million shares, an increase of 138% compared to fully diluted earnings ... 
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01/30/08Callaway Golf Announces Investor Day Webcast
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it will hold a conference for financial analysts and investors on Thursday, February 7, 2008, in Carlsbad, California. The event, which begins at 8:00 am PST, will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at http://ir.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the conference and access the presentation materials, go to the website at least 15 minutes before the conference to regi... 
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01/24/08Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2007 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2007 financial results on Thursday afternoon, January 31, 2008. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PST that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the... 
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01/16/08Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary Full Year 2007 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2008--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that, based on current information, the Company estimates net sales for the year ended December 31, 2007 to increase approximately 10% to a record $1.125 billion with corresponding earnings per diluted share of $0.79 to $0.81, including non-cash employee equity-based compensation charges associated with FAS 123R. These results are based on an estimated 67.5 million diluted shares outst... 
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01/15/08Callaway Golf(R) Introduces the Ultimate in Customization With New I-MIX(TM) Technology
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) today announced the introduction of I-MIX Technology, a major breakthrough in do-it-yourself club customization. The new technology, which capitalizes on the U.S. Golf Association and Royal & Ancient's rule change on club adjustability, gives golfers the ability to create the perfect driver for their game every time they play. Callaway Golf's I-MIX Technology, featuring a wide variety of the most sought-after shaf... 
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11/29/07Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend and Announces New $100 Million Stock Repurchase Program
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $100 million of the Company's common stock in open market or in private transactions. The Company will assess market conditions and buying opportunities from time to time and will make strategic repurchases as appropriate. The repurchases will be made consistent with the terms of the Company's credit facility whic... 
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11/29/07Callaway Golf(R) Announces New 2008 Product Lineup
Hyper X(TM) Titanium Driver, FT i-brid(TM) Irons, Tour i(TM) Golf Balls Headline New Offerings CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its 2008 product lineup. With more than 30 new offerings from the Callaway, Odyssey and Top-Flite brands, the lineup represents the most extensive new product initiative in the Company's history. In addition to the Callaway Golf Hyper X Driver, the FT i-brid Irons,... 
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11/01/07Callaway Golf Announces 22% Increase in Sales for the Third Quarter Resulting in Record Sales for the First Nine Months of 2007
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2007. Highlights for the third quarter include: Net sales of $235.5 million, an increase of 22% compared to $193.8 million for the same period in 2006. These strong sales are primarily the result of sales of Fusion drivers and X-series irons, as well as increases in sales of accessories and golf balls. Fully diluted e... 
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10/31/07Callaway Golf Foundation Tournament Benefits the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Cancer Research Programs
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2007--The Callaway Golf Foundation will host a pro-celebrity golf tournament, the Callaway Golf Foundation Challenge, on November 5 at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, CA. The first-ever tournament will benefit groundbreaking cancer research projects supported by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). This significant fundraising event pairs leading professional golfers with celebrated actors, chief business leaders and en... 
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10/25/07Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2007 financial results on Thursday afternoon, November 1, 2007. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at lea... 
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10/17/07Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary Third Quarter 2007 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that, based on current information, the Company estimates net sales for the third quarter ended September 30, 2007 of approximately $236 million, a year-over-year increase of 22%. Management also estimates that based on these sales levels, earnings per diluted share will range between $0.00 and $0.02, including non-cash employee equity-based compensation charges associated with FAS 123R ... 
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10/02/07Callaway Golf Signs Nick Flanagan
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced it has reached an agreement with PGA Tour member and former United States Amateur Champion, Nick Flanagan. Flanagan was the recipient of a "battlefield promotion" from the Nationwide Tour after he won his third Nationwide Tour tournament of the year at the Xerox Classic on August 19. The terms of the multi-year contract are not being disclosed. It is expected that Flanagan, 23, will ... 
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09/03/07Mickelson Wins The Deutsche Bank Championship
Grabs FedExCup Points LeadCARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 03, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A clutch, final-round performance at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday gave Callaway Golf Staff Professional Phil Mickelson his third win of the season and vaulted him to the top of the PGA Tour's FedExCup points standings. With a 5-under-par 66 on Monday at the TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts, Mickelson out-dueled the world's No. 1 ranked player over the final nine holes and claimed a two-shot win. Whil... 
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08/27/07Callaway Golf Limited-Edition FT-i(TM) Driver to Support The Callaway Golf Foundation Women's Cancer Initiative
SAN DIEGO, Aug 27, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) has launched a new line of products to benefit ovarian cancer research, just in time for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September. Aimed at raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer, the second leading and most deadly gynecologic cancer, Callaway Golf has designed a limited-edition line of teal FT-i drivers, golf balls, towels and hats that will be available beginning September 1, 2007 at sporting goods... 
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08/23/07Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable September 20, 2007, to shareholders of record as of September 6, 2007. About Callaway Golf Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary in ... 
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08/22/07Callaway Golf Staff Pros to Go Teal for the Month of September
Mickelson, Sorenstam, Howell, III and Pressel Among Players to Carry Commemorative Teal Golf Bag to Raise Awareness for Ovarian CancerSAN DIEGO, Aug 22, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) professional golfers will carry a commemorative teal golf bag to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer a disease that afflicts more than 20,000 women in the U.S. annually during September, which is National Ovarian Cancer Month. More than 30 Callaway Golf staff pros, including Phil Mickelson... 
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08/01/07Callaway Golf Announces Record Sales for Second Quarter and First Six Months of 2007
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007. Highlights for the second quarter include: Net sales of $380.0 million, an increase of 11% compared to $341.8 million for the same period in 2006. These record sales are primarily the result of strong sales of the Fusion FT-5 and FT-i drivers and X-20 irons, as well as increases in sales of accessories and golf bal... 
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07/25/07Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 25, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2007 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, August 1, 2007. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at least 15... 
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07/18/07Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary Second Quarter 2007 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 18, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that, based on current information, the Company estimates net sales for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007 of approximately $380 million, a year-over-year increase of approximately 11%. Management also estimates that based on these sales levels, earnings per diluted share will increase over 50% to between $0.50 and $0.53, including long-term incentive compensation expense. These results a... 
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07/17/07Eva Longoria joins with the Callaway Golf Foundation and Entertainment Industry Foundation for the Callaway Golf Foundation Challenge to drive breakthroughs in ovarian cancer
New York, NY - July 17, 2007 - Award-winning actress Eva Longoria has been named the lead ambassador for a new public service campaign, created in partnership between the Callaway Golf Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, aimed at raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer prevention. In her role as the campaign ambassador, Longoria will appear in both TV and print public service announcements to encourage women to better understand their risks for the disease and to ur... 
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06/05/07Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend and Announces Plans to Repurchase up to $100 Million of Common Stock
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $100.0 million of the Company's common stock in open market or in private transactions. The Company will assess market conditions and buying opportunities from time to time and will make strategic repurchases as appropriate. The repurchases will be made consistent with the terms of the Company's credit facility whi... 
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06/01/07Top-Flite Will Provide One Lucky Consumer the Chance to Make a Putt Worth $1 Million
Former Pro Baseball All-Star John Kruk to Help Lucky Winner Deal With the Pressure CARLSBAD, Calif., Jun 01, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Top-Flite announced today the start of an online promotion that will provide one lucky winner with the chance to sink a putt worth $1 million. Since the introduction of their new D2 golf ball earlier this year, Top-Flite has been waging a war against "wuss golf" and calling everyone who lays-up or plays it safe. From June 1 through July 15, consumers can visit www... 
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05/13/07Mickelson Wins THE PLAYER'S Championship
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2007--With precise play from tee to green, Callaway Golf Staff Professional Phil Mickelson distanced himself from the field on Sunday for his first career victory at THE PLAYERS Championship. The two-stroke win at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, was the 31st of Mickelson's PGA career -- and he did it with uncharacteristically little drama. Mickelson's lone bogey over the final 27 holes came on the final hole with the outco... 
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05/03/07Callaway Golf Announces First Quarter 2007 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007, reporting significant improvements in sales and earnings over the same period a year ago. Highlights for the quarter include: Net sales of $334.6 million, an 11% increase as compared to $302.4 million for the same period in 2006. Fully diluted earnings per share of $0.48 on 68.3 million shares ... 
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04/26/07Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast First Quarter 2007 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2007 financial results on Thursday afternoon, May 3, 2007. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at least 1... 
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04/16/07Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary First Quarter 2007 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that, based on current information, the Company estimates net sales for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007 of $330 million to $335 million, an estimated increase of approximately 10%, with a corresponding estimated increase of approximately 42% in earnings per diluted share that is estimated to range from $0.46 to $0.48 (on 68.3 million shares), including long-term incentive compens... 
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04/02/07Morgan Pressel Wins Youngest Major Champion in LPGA Tour History
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 2, 2007--Callaway Golf Staff Professional Morgan Pressel used Fusion Driver Technology, the newest Callaway Golf woods, irons and golf ball science and a new Odyssey Putter to become the youngest major champion in LPGA history on Sunday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, California. With a 3-under-par 69 in Sunday's final round, the 18-year-old Pressel finished the tournament at 3-under 285 at Mission Hills Country Club. S... 
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03/08/07Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable April 5, 2007, to shareholders of record as of March 22, 2007. About Callaway Golf Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2007, ma... 
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02/28/07Callaway Golf Reaches Agreement with PGA and European Tour Great Ernie Els
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced it has reached an agreement with PGA and European Tour player Ernie Els. The terms of the contract are not being disclosed. It is expected that Els, 37, will begin his endorsement by playing the Callaway HX Tour 56 golf ball, carrying a Callaway Golf Bag and wearing the Callaway logo on the sides and back of his cap. Els will work with Callaway Golf to determine which metal woods, i... 
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02/14/07The Wait Is Over: Callaway Golf FT-i, FT-5 Drivers Available at Retail Tomorrow
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2007--After nearly six months of buzz and anticipation, the latest drivers featuring Callaway Golf's (NYSE:ELY) proprietary Fusion Technology will be available tomorrow, Thursday, February 15, at golf retail locations across the country. The Callaway Golf(R) FT-i(TM) and FT-5(TM) Drivers have been the talk of the golf equipment world since word of their development leaked out last fall. The FT-i Driver has drawn tremendous attention for... 
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02/08/07Callaway Golf Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2006
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2006. Highlights for the fourth quarter include: Net sales of $179.9 million, as compared to $154.5 million for the same period in 2005. Loss per share of $0.15 on 67.0 million shares, as compared to a loss per share of $0.27 on 69.3 million shares in the fourth quarter of... 
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02/08/07Callaway Golf Introduces X Junior Golf Club Set For Younger Golfers
CARLSBAD, CA, February 8, 2006 - Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the introduction of its Callaway Golf® X Junior Set specifically designed for junior golfers. The X Junior Set (http://www.callawaygolf.com/en.CLUBS.JuniorSets.XJuniorSet.html) includes six clubs, a putter and a bag. Each club is loaded with much of the same technological and innovative design advancements Callaway Golf has put into its men's and women's X Series® Clubs for years. The X Junior Set is small in s... 
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02/05/07Callaway Golf Announces Investor Day Webcast
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 5, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it will hold a conference for financial analysts and investors on Monday, February 12, 2007, in Carlsbad, California. The event, which begins at 8:00 am PT, will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at http://ir.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the conference, go to the website at least 15 minutes before the conference to register and for instructions on how to acces... 
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02/01/07Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2006 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2006 financial results on Thursday afternoon, February 8, 2007. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PST that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the ... 
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01/31/07Callaway Golf Announces 2006 Awards For Top Golf Professional And Club Fitters Using The Callaway Golf Custom Fitting Tools
CARLSBAD, CA., January 31, 2007 - Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the winner of the Company's Golf Professional of the Year Award, as well as the winners of the Company's fifth annual Club Fitter of the Year Awards. Brad Martin, from the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California, was named the 2006 Callaway Golf PGA Professional of the Year for his overall excellence as a club professional - an honor that recognizes both a high level of proficiency at playing the game and th... 
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01/25/07Callaway Golf Announces New 2007 Product Lineup
Game-Changing New Woods, Irons, Putters And Balls Debut CARLSBAD, CA, January 25, 2007 - Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today introduced its 2007 product lineup at the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. The Callaway Golf lineup includes the game-changing Callaway Golf® FT-i™ Driver, X-20™ Irons, the latest generation of the legendary X-Series irons, new Odyssey® Black Series™ Putters, and the new Top-Flite® D2™ Golf Ball - the longest and softest ball in the Top-Flite arsenal. "Gol... 
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01/18/07Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary Full Year 2006 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 18, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced preliminary results for the year ended December 31, 2006. Based on current information, net sales are expected to be approximately $1.018 billion, with corresponding fully diluted earnings per share ranging from $0.33 to $0.35. This earnings estimate includes after-tax charges of $0.08 for employee equity-based compensation associated with FAS 123R. It also includes after-tax charges of $0.04... 
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01/03/07Callaway Golf to Present at the Ninth Annual ICR XChange Conference
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2007--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY), today announced that the Company will be presenting at the Ninth Annual ICR XChange Conference on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in Dana Point, CA. The Company's presentation will begin at 9:25 AM Pacific Time. Investors and interested parties may listen to the webcast of the Company's presentation by visiting their website at www.callawaygolf.com, under the... 
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12/06/06Callaway Golf Re-Shapes the Game Again with FT-i Driver
High-Performance Technology Leader Pushes Fusion Technology to the Extreme with Revolutionary Square Clubhead Design CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) will once again change the face of the game - literally - with the 2007 release of its most advanced driver ever: the Callaway Golf FT-i(TM), the "new shape of straight." The new FT-i Driver features a revolutionary square clubhead design that expands on Callaway Golf's supe... 
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11/20/06Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable December 18, 2006, to shareholders of record as of December 1, 2006. Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories,... 
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11/13/06Odyssey Staff Professional Craig Kanada of ''The Grind'' Wins Nationwide Tour Championship, Earns PGA Tour Card with Dramatic Finish
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2006--Craig Kanada, a featured player on Odyssey's "The Grind" (www.thegrind2006.com), a website chronicling the exploits of three Nationwide Tour golfers trying to work their way to the PGA Tour, pulled off a storybook finish yesterday to win the Nationwide Tour Championship and earn his 2007 PGA Tour card. Kanada began Sunday's final round at The Houstonian Country Club in Richmond, Texas, six shots off the lead, but six birdies on the... 
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11/10/06Michele Szynal Joins Callaway Golf as Vice President, Public Relations
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2006--Michele Szynal, formerly Director of Brand Communications for The Gillette Company and Proctor & Gamble, has joined Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) as Vice President, Public Relations. In this role, Szynal will oversee the Company's overall strategic communications and brand publicity efforts. Previously, Szynal was instrumental in developing and executing some of Gillette's most successful product publicity programs, including t... 
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11/08/06Callaway Golf Partners with Retailers in New Online Consumer Initiative - Shop.CallawayGolf.com
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today launched Shop.CallawayGolf.com, an innovative alliance between Callaway Golf and its vast network of authorized U.S. retailers that provides a new level of service, security and convenience to online consumers. This breakthrough online shopping experience links consumers and superior golf retailers by permitting the consumer to place an order through Callaway Golf's website and have it fulfilled by... 
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11/01/06Callaway Golf Announces Results for Third Quarter 2006
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2006, in line with earlier estimates. Highlights for the third quarter include: Net sales of $193.8 million, as compared to $220.6 million for the same period in 2005. As mentioned in the October 16th pre-release, this decline in sales is primarily due to the planned timing of new product introdu... 
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11/01/06Callaway Golf Debuts New X Hybrids Featuring X Series Technology for Superior Performance and Playability
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the launch of its new Callaway Golf(R) X Hybrids, an advanced stainless steel design that takes technology and design elements utilized in the Company's X Series(R) drivers and fairway woods and incorporates them in a new performance hybrid. The Callaway Golf X Hybrids will be available at retail on November 15 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $200 for graphite and $175 for... 
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11/01/06Callaway Golf Rolls Out New X Hot Fairway Wood Uniquely Designed for Golfers Seeking Distance and Versatility
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the debut of the Callaway Golf(R) X Hot(TM) Fairway Wood, a new stainless steel design that builds off of the Company's line of X Fairway Woods, the #1 selling fairway wood in golf in 2006. The Callaway Golf X Hot Fairway Wood will be available at retail on November 15 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $290. The Callaway X Hot Fairway Wood, which has already claimed a br... 
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10/25/06Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Third Quarter 2006 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2006 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, November 1, 2006. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PST that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at le... 
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10/16/06Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary Third Quarter 2006 Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced preliminary results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2006. Based on current information, net sales are expected to range from $193 million to $195 million, with a corresponding loss per diluted share ranging from $0.17 to $0.19. This estimated loss includes after-tax charges of $0.03 for employee equity-based compensation associated with FAS 123R. It also includes after-tax char... 
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09/18/06Callaway Golf Is 2006 Winner of BBB International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) was named the winner of the 2006 Better Business Bureau International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, topping a field of more than 1,000 international businesses, all of which had been honored as winners of local 2006 BBB Torch Awards. The announcement came Monday at the BBB's official award ceremony in Vancouver, British Columbia. Callaway Golf prevailed in the largest division, Category 1, fo... 
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09/11/06Odyssey's Craig Kanada of ''The Grind'' Breaks Through for Win; Odyssey Wins on PGA Tour, PGA European and Nationwide Tours
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 11, 2006--The winners of yesterday's professional tournaments on the PGA, European PGA and Nationwide Tours all rolled to victory with putters from Odyssey, a brand of the Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY). One of those wins was by Craig Kanada, a featured player on Odyssey's "The Grind" (www.thegrind2006.com), a Website chronicling the exploits of three Nationwide Tour golfers trying to work their way to the PGA Tour. Kanada, 37, took a hug... 
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09/05/06Callaway Golf Staff Pros Annika Sorenstam, Henrik Stenson Use Fusion FT-3 Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball in Dramatic Wins
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 5, 2006--Annika Sorenstam and Henrik Stenson have much in common: both are Swedes, both are members of the Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Professional Staff and both won tournaments this past weekend while using the power and accuracy of the Fusion(R) FT-3(TM) Driver and exceptional performance of the HX(R) Tour Golf Ball. Sorenstam, 36, closed with a 62 to tie the LPGA record for low final-round by a tournament winner in capturing at the State F... 
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08/25/06Callaway Golf to Participate in 2007 PGA Merchandise Show
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2006--For the 24th consecutive year, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) has announced it will exhibit at the annual PGA Merchandise Show and Convention set for January 2007 in Orlando. Callaway Golf will have an expanded presence at the Show, exhibiting in an exclusive equipment area specially designed for PGA Professionals, and also providing product demonstration both indoors - at the Equipment Test Center on the Show floor - and outdoors at... 
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08/24/06Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 24, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable October 4, 2006, to shareholders of record as of September 13, 2006. Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories,... 
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08/01/06Odyssey Introduces New White Hot XG Putter Line Models with Breakthrough Multi-Layer Insert Technology
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2006--Odyssey®, a brand of the Callaway Golf® Company (NYSE:ELY), today announced the introduction of four new models to its popular line of Odyssey White Hot XG(TM) Putters. The new offerings include the same White Hot XG #9 model Phil Mickelson used in April to win both his second Masters title and his third BellSouth Classic title the week before. The new White Hot XG Putter models will be available at retail beginning August 15. They ... 
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07/26/06Callaway Golf Announces Results for Second Quarter 2006
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 26, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006. Highlights for the quarter include: Net sales of $341.8 million, an increase of 6% as compared to $323.1 million for the same period in 2005. Fully diluted earnings per share of $0.33 on 68.6 million shares, an increase of 22%, as compared to $0.27 on 68.7 million shares in 2005. Fully diluted... 
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07/20/06Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Second Quarter 2006 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 20, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2006 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, July 26, 2006. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at leas... 
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07/20/06Callaway Golf Announces Two New Senior Staff Hirings
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 20, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the appointment of two new Senior Vice Presidents, David Laverty and Thomas Yang, reporting directly to President and CEO George Fellows. Mr. Yang assumed his duties today as Senior Vice President, International and Mr. Laverty will begin August 7 as Senior Vice President, Operations. Mr. Laverty will be responsible for strategic and operational oversight of all worldwide manufa... 
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07/17/06Raw, Revealing Content in New Website 'The Grind' Invites Golf Fans Inside the Lives of Pros Chasing the Dream - A Spot on the PGA Tour
SAN DIEGO - A riveting new Web site gives golf fans and wannabe professional golfers an unfiltered look into the minds of pro golfers who toil in the sport's "minor leagues" as they strive to reach golf's biggest stage, the PGA Tour. Visitors to "The Grind: Pursuit of the Card" (www.thegrind2006.com) will get an unvarnished view of the trials and tribulations of life on the 2006 Nationwide Tour through the eyes of current tour players Ben Bates and Craig Kanada. They can... 
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07/10/06Odyssey Putters Dominate PGA Tour's Western Open; Winner Uses White Steel 2-Ball SRT Putter to Secure First PGA Tour Victory
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2006--The winner of yesterday's Cialis Western Open used the new White Steel® 2-Ball SRT(TM) Putter from Odyssey, a brand of the Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY), to sink a clutch 32-foot putt on the 72nd hole and win his first PGA Tour event. The victor, who owns four European PGA Tour titles, birdied three of the final four holes at Cog Hill's Dubsdread course in Lemont, Illinois, to shoot a final-round 4-under-par 67. He finished at 13-un... 
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07/04/06Callaway Golf Staff Pro Annika Sorenstam Wins U.S. Open; Drives to Third Open Title, 10th Career Major, With FT-3 Driver And New HX Tour Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 4, 2006--Ten years after winning her second United States Women's Open Championship, Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam yesterday added her third, crafting a brilliant 1-under-par 70 at the Newport Country Club to defeat Pat Hurst by four strokes in an 18-hole playoff. The margin of victory was the largest in a U.S. Women's Open playoff in 50 years. The victory gave Sorenstam, 35, her 10th career major title, ty... 
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06/27/06Callaway Golf Unveils New ``Ely Callaway Performance Center'' -- Innovative Fitting and Research Facility Boasts Highest-Level Technology for Consumers and Touring Professionals Alike
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 2006--At a star-studded Grand Opening on the Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) campus today in Carlsbad, the Company unveiled the Ely Callaway Performance Center. The new, state-of-the-art golf research and fitting facility that is named after Callaway Golf's late founder will carry on his passionate pursuit of technological breakthroughs in the design, creation and custom fitting of golf clubs and golf balls for golfers of all skill levels, the Comp... 
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06/06/06Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend and Announces Plans to Repurchase up to an Additional $50 Million of Common Stock
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to an additional $50.0 million of the Company's common stock in open market or in private transactions. The Company will assess market conditions and buying opportunities from time to time and will make strategic repurchases as appropriate. The repurchases will be made consistent with the terms of the Company's credit... 
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05/22/06Callaway Golf Staffer Thomas Bjorn Uses FT-3 Driver, New HX Tour Golf Ball to Win Irish Open; FT-3 is Number-One Driver Model in Europe for Third Straight Week
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 22, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In the greatest PGA European Tour comeback in more than 30 years, Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Thomas Bjorn overcame a first-round 78 and a nine-stroke deficit in the Irish Open, birdieing the final two holes at Carton House Golf Club Monday to win by one stroke. After heavy rain on Sunday pushed completion of the tournament to Monday, Bjorn shot a closing round of 72 to finish at 5-under-par 283 and capture his ninth PGA Eur... 
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05/22/06Odyssey Launches New White Steel 2-Ball SRT Putter; Exclusive Saturn Ring Technology Gives Best-Selling Putter Unprecedented Levels of Feel, Forgiveness and Performance
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2006--Odyssey®, a brand of the Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY), today announced the introduction of its new White Steel® 2-Ball SRT(TM) Putter. This breakthrough putter combines the Company's exclusive Saturn Ring Technology - a radical new weight-shifting science that delivers industry-leading performance - with Odyssey's revolutionary 2-Ball alignment technology for unprecedented forgiveness, feel and performance. Saturn Ring Technolo... 
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05/08/06Odyssey Putters Finish One-Two at Wachovia Championship on PGA Tour, One-Two at the Telecom Italia Open on European Tour; Continue Worldwide Domination
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2006--Both the winner and runner-up in two professional Tour events on each side of the Atlantic yesterday used putters from Odyssey, a brand of the Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY). At the Wachovia Championship on the PGA Tour, the champion used the Odyssey® White Hot® 2-Ball Putter, the #1-selling putter ever, and the runner-up ended a season-long putting drought by one-putting seven times with his the new White Steel® 2-Ball SRT(TM) Putter ... 
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05/03/06Callaway Golf Debuts Fusion Wide Sole Irons: Revolutionary Weight-Shifting Technology to Launch Higher, Straighter Shots
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 03, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today introduced the Callaway Golf® Fusion® Wide Sole Irons, a super-premium iron loaded with high-performance technology designed to make these the friendliest irons Callaway Golf has ever created. Utilizing Callaway Golf's revolutionary weight-shifting science of Fusion Technology (http://www.callawaygolf.com/fusionwidesole), Callaway Golf club designers and engineers have packed everything they current... 
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05/01/06Callaway Golf's Niclas Fasth Uses FT-3 Driver, New HX Tour Golf Ball in Spanish Open Victory; FT-3 Is #1 Driver Model, Callaway Golf Drivers Are #1 Brand in Play at Event
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2006--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Niclas Fasth fired a final round 69 on Sunday and went on to win the Andalucia Open de Espana in a thrilling four-hole playoff at the San Roque Club in Cadiz. Fasth secured his fourth career win, third straight playoff win and first of 2006 when he holed a five-footer for birdie on the fourth extra hole. Fasth, who turned 34 on Saturday, finished at 18-under-par 270, edging Englishman John ... 
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04/27/06Callaway Golf Extends Title Sponsorship Agreement with Junior World Golf Championships
CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 27, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced it has extended its title sponsorship agreement with the Junior World Golf Championships through 2008. Recognized as one of the most prestigious international junior events in the world, the Callaway Golf Junior World Championships will be played July 11-14 in San Diego. The Callaway Golf Junior World Championships features a series of 12 individual stroke play tournaments for boys and girl... 
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04/26/06Callaway Golf Announces Results for First Quarter 2006
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006, reporting significant improvements in earnings over the same period a year ago. Highlights for the quarter include: Net sales of $302.4 million, as compared to $299.9 million for the same period in 2005. Fully diluted earnings per share of $0.33 on 70.1 million shares, or growth of 22%, as compared to $... 
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04/19/06Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast First Quarter 2006 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 19, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2006 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, April 26, 2006. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at least 15 ... 
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04/11/06Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary First Quarter 2006 Net Sales and Earnings
CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 11, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that, based on current information, the Company estimates net sales for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006 of approximately $300 million, with corresponding earnings per diluted share ranging from $0.31 to $0.33. Excluding after-tax charges for employee equity-based compensation of approximately $0.02 per diluted share associated with FAS 123R, and $0.01 per diluted share associated with ... 
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04/11/06Top-Flite Awards Advertising and Marketing Account to Marketing Agency Matthews | Evans | Albertazzi
CARLSBAD, CA, April 11, 2006 - The Top-Flite Golf Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY), today announced it has appointed Matthews | Evans | Albertazzi (MEA) as its Marketing Agency of Record. MEA will be handling the marketing communications strategies, creative messaging and digital/interactive work for Top-Flite® beginning immediately. The San Diego-based agency will also continue to orchestrate the marketing communications initiatives on ... 
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04/10/06Callaway Golf's Phil Mickelson Wins His Second Masters; Uses TWO Fusion FT-3 Drivers, X Fairway Woods, X-Tour Irons, HX Tour Golf Ball and Odyssey XG Putter to Capture Third Major Championship
CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 10, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With a commanding display of power and control, Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Phil Mickelson yesterday turned back challenges from a parade of global all-star golfers and won his second Masters title, his second straight major championship and third major championship in three years. As he did last week when he blitzed the field by 13 strokes at the BellSouth Classic outside Atlanta, Mickelson, 35, chose to employ two Big B... 
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04/06/06Ben Hogan Debuts New Apex Edge Irons -- a Forged Game-Improvement Iron with Classic Hogan Styling
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 2006--Ben Hogan®, part of the Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) family of brands, today debuted its new Ben Hogan Apex Edge® Irons, a forged, game-improvement iron with the classic styling that could only come from Ben Hogan. These new forged irons were designed to appeal to traditionalists seeking the unique combination of the unmistakable and classic lines of a Ben Hogan iron with game-improvement technology and playability. They will ... 
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04/05/06Ben Hogan Unveils Trio of New Apex Wedges with Traditional Ben Hogan Styling and Tour-Inspired Designs
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2006--Ben Hogan® Golf, a brand of the Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY), today unveiled its new line of Ben Hogan Apex® Wedges featuring traditional Ben Hogan styling with Tour-inspired designs. Three models make up the set: the Apex 5208 Gap Wedge, Apex 5612 Sand Wedge and Apex 6006 Lob Wedge. After receiving feedback from professional tour players, the new Apex wedges were crafted with a head shape designed to inspire confidence, with ... 
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04/03/06Phil Mickelson Wins with Odyssey's New Multi-Layer Insert Technology: Introducing the Odyssey White Hot XG Putters
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2006--Odyssey®, a brand of the Callaway Golf® Company (NYSE:ELY), today announced the introduction of its new Odyssey White Hot XG(TM) Putters, built with the technology that helped Phil Mickelson roll to a 13-stroke victory at the BellSouth Classic in Atlanta yesterday. Using his new Odyssey White Hot XG Putter with breakthrough multi-layer insert composition, Mickelson solved the treacherous greens at the TPC at Sugarloaf to the fourth bes... 
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04/03/06Callaway Golf's Phil Mickelson Dominates PGA Tour's Bell South; Wins by 13-Shot Margin with Tournament Record 28-Under-Par
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2006--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Phil Mickelson put the finishing touches on the most dominating performance of his career yesterday at the TPC Sugarloaf in Atlanta, shooting a final-round 65 for a tournament record and personal-best total of 28-under-par 260 for a stunning 13-stroke victory in the Bell South Classic. Mickelson's magnificent performance was a powerful statement on his game's readiness for this week's 70t... 
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03/30/06Callaway Golf Unveils New X-Tour Wedges; Inspired by Phil Mickelson, Crafted by Roger Cleveland
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 30, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the launch of the Callaway Golf® X-Tour(TM) Wedges, short-game scoring tools inspired by two-time Major winner Phil Mickelson and designed by legendary golf club craftsman Roger Cleveland. The new X-Tour Wedges offer Tour-proven precision for the more accomplished golfer and are the best-looking, best-performing wedges produced by Callaway Golf. Forged from soft 1020 carbon steel fo... 
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03/30/06Callaway Golf Announces Awards for Top Golf Professional and Club Fitters Using the Callaway Golf Custom Fitting Solution
CARLSBAD, CA., March 30, 2006 - Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the winner of the Company's Golf Professional of the Year Award as well as the winners of the Company's fourth annual Club Fitter of the Year Awards. Phil Taylor of Atlanta, Georgia was named 2005 Callaway Golf Professional of the Year for his overall excellence as a club professional - for his skill both playing the game and running a successful business. Taylor is currently is the Director of... 
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03/27/06Callaway Golf Extends Endorsement Agreement with Reigning U.S. Open Champion Michael Campbell
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it has re-signed European PGA Tour player Michael Campbell to a multi-year contract. Campbell, who captured his first major championship when he won the U.S. Open at Pinehurst last year and finished second on the European Tour Order of Merit, will endorse Callaway Golf woods, irons and golf balls, carry a Callaway Golf logoed bag and wear the Company's logo on his hat. Campbell... 
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03/13/06Callaway Golf Staffer Annika Sorenstam Uses FT-3 Driver, New HX Tour Golf Ball in Season-Opening Title Defense
CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 13, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam began her 2006 LPGA season exactly the way she ended 2005 -- with a successful title defense. Posting a total of 8 under par with rounds of 67-71-70 -- 208, Sorenstam, 35, beat fellow Swede Helen Alfredsson and Seon Hwa Lee by one stroke to win the MasterCard Classic at Bosque Real Country Club in Huixquilucan, Mexico. The win was her 11th in her last 21 starts, her second conse... 
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03/09/06Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 9, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable April 6, 2006, to shareholders of record as of March 23, 2006. Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories, under... 
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03/08/06Callaway Golf's New OptiFit Driver System Redefines the Custom Fitting Experience
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today introduced the Callaway Golf® OptiFit(TM) Driver System, a revolutionary custom fitting system that will free golfers to experiment with a huge variety of clubhead-shaft combinations to find the driver that fits their personal specifications. The OptiFit Driver System has nearly 300 clubhead-shaft combinations to choose from -- meaning that ready-to-play shafts can be locked into clubheads within... 
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03/01/06Callaway Golf Names Bill Knees New Senior VP of Marketing
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the appointment of Bill Knees as its new Senior Vice President, Marketing. Mr. Knees, who most recently served as Vice President of Brand Development for Unilever in Greenwich, CT, will oversee marketing and brand development for all Callaway Golf, Odyssey, Ben Hogan and Top-Flite brands and branded products, including golf clubs, golf balls, licensing and accessories, reporting directly... 
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03/01/06Callaway Golf Debuts HX Pearl Golf Ball -- A 3-Piece Golf Ball Specifically Designed to Fit a Woman's Game
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the debut of the HX® Pearl Golf Ball, a 3-piece, high-performance golf ball specifically designed to provide women golfers with exceptional distance and amazingly soft feel. The 3-piece HX Pearl Golf Ball features the same revolutionary HEX Aerodynamics used in the tour-proven HX Tour and HX Tour 56 golf balls, for optimum distance and accuracy. The new HX Pearl Golf Ball will be ava... 
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02/27/06Callaway Golf's New HX Tour Golf Ball Helps Triplett Shoot 17-under on Weekend to Win Chrysler Classic
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2006--Kirk Triplett's switch to the new HX® Tour Golf Ball from Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) yielded instant results this past weekend. In his first tournament with the improved HX Tour ball, Triplett closed with blistering rounds of 64-63 to come from seven strokes off the pace and win the Chrysler Classic of Tucson by one stroke over Jerry Kelly. Triplett, who on Saturday equaled the best round of the day with his 64, went himself one bett... 
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02/21/06Callaway Golf Extends Endorsement Deal with Olin Browne
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it has re-signed PGA Tour player Olin Browne to a multi-year contract. Browne, 46, who in 1992 was the first PGA Tour player to sign on as Callaway Golf Staff Professional, will endorse Callaway Golf woods, irons and golf balls, carry a Callaway Golf logoed bag and wear the Company's logo on his hat. Browne will continue to play the new science of distance with accuracy in the ... 
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02/13/06Callaway Golf Improves HX Tour and HX Tour 56 Golf Balls; Balls Used by 4 of 8 Major Winners in 2005 Now Better Than Ever
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 13, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the rollout of improved versions of its flagship HX(R) Tour and HX Tour 56 Golf Balls. The HX Tour and HX Tour 56, which have more than 70 worldwide wins to date, including half the Major Championships played on the men's and women's pro tours in 2005, are now even better. How do you improve on that kind of amazing performance? First, you upgrade the manufacturing process. Both the HX Tour ... 
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02/09/06Callaway Golf Announces Investor Day Webcast
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it will hold a conference for financial analysts and investors on Wednesday, February 15, 2006, in Carlsbad, California. The event, which begins at 7:30 am PST, will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at http://ir.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the conference, go to the website at least 15 minutes before the conference to register and for instructions on how ... 
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01/30/06Callaway Golf Fusion FT-3 Driver Dominates Qatar Masters; Used by Winner Henrik Stenson and 5 of the Top 7 Finishers
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 30, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Swedish standout Henrik Stenson went wire-to-wire to win the Commercialbank Qatar Masters at Doha Golf Club, closing with a 4-under-par 68 in blustery conditions yesterday for a 15-under-par 273 total, three shots clear of his closest challenger. Stenson wielded a Big Bertha® Fusion® FT-3(TM) Driver from Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) to help him subdue the winds and beat back an assault led by an assortment of similarly-armed Callaway Golf Sta... 
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01/26/06Callaway Golf Brings Revolutionary Fusion Technology to Hybrids with Launch of New Fusion FT-Hybrid
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 26, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the launch of the Callaway Golf® Fusion® FT-Hybrid, the latest product to feature the Company's revolutionary Fusion Technology. The superior weight-shifting science of Fusion Technology took the world of professional golf by storm in 2005 when players using the technology in the Big Bertha® Fusion FT-3(TM) Driver won five of the eight major championships played on the PGA and LPGA Tours. The... 
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01/26/06Launch of New Callaway Golf X Fairway Woods Brings `X'-Citement Back to the Fairways
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today introduced its most exciting fairway wood design since the legendary Steelhead® series -- the new stainless steel Callaway Golf® X Fairway Woods. With their Unique X-Sole(TM) Design and sleek profile, X Fairway woods already are fixtures in the bags of many PGA Tour players and will be in authorized golf retail stores and green grass shops March 1. They will carry a manufacturer's suggested retail... 
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01/26/06Callaway Golf Introduces the X460 Driver -- the All-New, All-Titanium Driver with the Alignment Sole
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today introduced the new X460® Driver -- a uniquely-balanced, all-titanium driver designed to deliver greater ball speed, deeper drives and more stability -- from setup through impact. The X460 Driver, in both standard and Tour models, will be available at authorized golf retail stores and green grass shops March 1 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $375. At 460cc, the new X460 drivers ... 
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01/25/06Callaway Golf Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2005
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2005, reporting significant improvements in both sales and earnings over the same periods in the prior year. Some of the details for the twelve months ended December 31, 2005 include: Net sales of $998.1 million, as compared to $934.6 million for the same period in 2004. Fully diluted earnings per share of ... 
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01/25/06Odyssey Introduces New White Steel Tri-Ball SRT Putter with Saturn Ring Technology
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 25, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Odyssey(R), a brand of the Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY), today announced the introduction of its new White Steel(R) Tri-Ball(TM) SRT(TM) Putter, which combines the Company's exclusive Saturn Ring Technology -- a new weight-shifting science for performance that is years ahead of the competition -- with new alignment technology for unprecedented straight-back, straight-through performance on every putt. The radical design of the Odysse... 
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01/18/06Callaway Golf Rolls out New Big Bertha Golf Ball with Proprietary Core for Long Distance with Exceptional Feel
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the debut of an entirely new Big Bertha® Golf Ball with a proprietary formulation that yields an ultra-low compression, highly-resilient core for very soft feel and more legendary Big Bertha distance. This new 2-piece Big Bertha Golf Ball will be available at retail beginning February 1 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $25 per dozen. The new Big Bertha Golf Ball combin... 
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01/11/06Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2005 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 11, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2005 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, January 25, 2006. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PST that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to th... 
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01/04/06Callaway Golf Unveils the Latest in Legendary Big Bertha Irons: Golf's Best Game-Improvement Irons Just Keep Getting Better
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2006--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the launch of a new generation of legendary Big Bertha® Irons. The latest in a product line renowned for maximum forgiveness and playability, the 2006 Big Bertha Irons build on their heritage with new technologies that deliver improved performance. The new Big Bertha Irons are available in 2-iron through Lob Wedge and come in a standard set configuration of 3-iron through Pitching We... 
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12/20/05Callaway Golf Signs Teen Sensation Morgan Pressel to Endorse Company's Golf Clubs and Golf Balls
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the signing of teenage star Morgan Pressel to a multi-year contract to play and endorse Callaway Golf® equipment. The reigning women's U.S. Amateur Champion, Pressel will play a full slate of 2006 LPGA Tour events beginning in February. She will endorse Callaway Golf woods, irons, wedges, golf balls, and licensed Callaway Golf Footwear, carry a Callaway Golf logoed bag and wear the Compa... 
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12/06/05Callaway Golf Honored by Better Business Bureau with 2005 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today was recognized by the San Diego Better Business Bureau with the 2005 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, an annual award honoring companies for outstanding commitment to ethical business practices. This is the third time Callaway Golf® has taken top honors in the largest category (500-plus employees), having previously won in 2000 and 2003. "We are pleased and proud to receive this award for th... 
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11/23/05Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend and Announces Plans to Repurchase up to $50 Million of Common Stock
CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov 23, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $50 million of the Company's common stock in open market or in private transactions beginning in the first quarter of 2006. The Company will assess market conditions and buying opportunities from time to time and will make strategic repurchases as appropriate. The repurchases will be made consistent with the terms of t... 
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11/21/05Sorenstam Victory Caps Another Record-Setting Season; Uses Callaway Golf FT-3 Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball to Win ADT Championship for Tenth Title and Sixth Title Defense of 2005
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 21, 2005--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Pro Annika Sorenstam closed out the 2005 regular season on the LPGA Tour by reaching a pinnacle rarely achieved in golf, earning her 10th win of the season at the ADT Championship. With her two-stroke victory yesterday over the three golfers who tied for second, Sorenstam again stepped into the company of the legendary Mickey Wright as one of only two golfers who have reached 10 or more wins in an LPGA se... 
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11/15/05Callaway Golf Foundation Awards Grants to Boys & Girls Clubs; Successful Gangbusters Program Among the Beneficiaries
CARLSBAD, CA, November 15, 2005 – The Callaway Golf Company Foundation today announced the award of grants totaling $90,000 to four Boys & Girls Clubs in North San Diego County. For the second straight year, the grants were awarded to support a variety of highly successful programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista. Since its inception in 1993, the Callaway Golf Company Foundation has donated more than $6 million to nonprofit organizations in and around N... 
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11/07/05Sorenstam Wins a Record Fifth Straight Mizuno Classic; Uses Callaway Golf FT-3 Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2005--With her victory yesterday in the Mizuno Classic at Otsu Shiga, Japan, Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam set yet another career standard by becoming the first professional golfer ever to win the same tournament in five consecutive years. Sorenstam recorded a bogey-free round of 8-under-par 64 on Sunday at the Seta Golf Course to finish at 21-under-par 195, three shots ahead of Jennifer Rosales. The come-fr... 
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11/03/05Callaway Golf and Tour Golf Group, Inc., Form Strategic Alliance
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced it has formed a strategic alliance with Tour Golf Group, Inc., the Company's exclusive licensee for Callaway Golf Footwear. Key details of the new agreement involve a long term license extension, use of the Callaway Golf sales force in the United States beginning October 1, 2005, and a coordinated marketing effort to further strengthen brand awareness and sales in the U.S. market. "W... 
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11/02/05Thai Police Raid Golf Club Counterfeiters
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today confirmed that a recent police raid in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted in two arrests and the seizure of counterfeit golf clubs and accessories that police valued at approximately US$100,000. Acting on a complaint filed by attorneys representing Callaway Golf and five other U.S. golf equipment manufacturers, Thai police raided both a retail store and its associated warehouse. The Commissioner of the Ba... 
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10/27/05Odyssey Expands Line with New Dual Force 2 Putters; Also Introduces Six New White Steel Putters
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 27, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Odyssey®, a brand of the Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY), today announced the introduction of its new line of stainless steel Dual Force® 2 Putters with a new, advanced Stronomic® insert that is the firmest currently offered by Odyssey. Odyssey is also presenting to the market six new models of its revolutionary White Steel® putters. The new Dual Force 2 Putters build on a rich heritage. The original Dual Force, a classically-styled bro... 
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10/26/05Callaway Golf Announces Results for Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2005
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2005, reporting significant improvements in both sales and earnings. Some of the details for the quarter include: Net sales of $220.6 million, as compared to $128.5 million in the third quarter of 2004. Net loss per share of $0.07 on 68.8 million shares, as compared to a net loss of $0.53 per ... 
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10/19/05Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Third Quarter 2005 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2005 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, October 26, 2005. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at le... 
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10/18/05Callaway Golf Extends Big Bertha Heavenwood Hybrid Line; Forgiveness Goes Deeper in the Bag with 6H and 7H Models
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the addition of two new models to its line of Big Bertha® Heavenwood® Hybrids, the easier-to-hit golf clubs that combine the accuracy and control of an iron with the increased distance of a fairway wood. Now golfers can add the new Heavenwood Hybrid 6H and 7H models to their arsenal to extend the legendary forgiveness of Big Bertha even further into their bags. The Heavenwood Hybrid 6H (... 
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10/17/05Sorenstam Wins Eighth `05 Title With Callaway FT-3 Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball; Passes $2 Million for 5th Straight Season
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2005--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam continued her domination of women's golf with a runaway eight-shot victory at the Samsung World Championship yesterday at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, California. Sorenstam posted a 3-under-par 69 to finish at 18-under-par 270 for her eighth win of 2005 and the 64th of her Hall of Fame career. Sorenstam, 35, again used a full array of Callaway Golf equipment, includ... 
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09/29/05Callaway Golf Company Announces Value Enhancement Initiatives; Anticipates Improved Third Quarter Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 29, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that the Company is implementing several company-wide initiatives expected to improve Callaway Golf's business processes and reduce the Company's overall expenses by approximately $70 million over a two year period, with between $50 and $60 million in savings expected in 2006. The cost of implementing these initiatives is expected to result in charges totaling approximately $12 million, with ... 
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09/28/05Callaway Golf Company to Host Conference Call to Discuss Operational Enhancements and Associated Expense Reductions
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 28, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that the Company will be holding a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PDT on September 29, 2005, to discuss recent initiatives focused on improving operations and reducing costs. The call will be hosted by George Fellows, President and CEO, and Bradley J. Holiday, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at ww... 
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09/19/05New Callaway Golf Driver Notches 2 More Worldwide Wins; Sorenstam, Campbell Victories Are 16th and 17th for FT-3
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2005--The amazing first-year run of Callaway Golf's (NYSE:ELY) new Big Bertha® Fusion® FT-3(TM) Driver continued yesterday as LPGA Hall-of-Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam and reigning U.S. Open Champion Michael Campbell both drove the FT-3 to pro Tour victories. Sorenstam's total of 5-under-par 208 gave her a one-stroke victory over Paula Creamer in the LPGA John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic for her seventh win of the year while Campbell out-duele... 
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09/06/05Callaway Golf Staffer Olin Browne Wins Deutsche Bank; Gives FT-3 Driver 15th Worldwide '05 Victory, 6th on PGA Tour
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 6, 2005--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Olin Browne calmly emerged from a pack of five overnight leaders yesterday to capture his third career victory on the PGA Tour -- and the sixth of the season for the Big Bertha® Fusion® FT-3(TM) Driver -- shooting a final-round 67 for a one-stroke win over Jason Bohn in the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC of Boston. Browne, 46, finished at 14-under 270 and earned $990,000 -- his larg... 
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08/29/05Helmstetter to Assume New Role at Callaway Golf
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that Richard C. Helmstetter will continue his longstanding relationship with the Company as a key consultant reporting directly to the CEO. Mr. Helmstetter, a golf industry icon and legendary club designer, whose inventions include the revolutionary Big Bertha Driver, will immediately assume his new role with the Company. "I am honored and very pleased that Mr. Helmstetter will continu... 
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08/24/05Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 24, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable September 28, 2005, to shareholders of record as of September 7, 2005. Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories,... 
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08/15/05Callaway Golf Staffer Phil Mickelson Wins PGA Championship; Uses New Fusion FT-3 Driver to Capture His Second Career Major; Win is Fifth '05 Major Championship for Breakthrough Driver
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 15, 2005--Neither rain storms nor lightning delays nor desperate final-round charges by a foursome of golfers could keep Phil Mickelson from his appointment with a PGA Championship victory today. After an overnight delay caused by a lightning storm that interrupted Sunday's final round, Mickelson returned to the Baltusrol Country Club this morning to finish what he had started. He birdied the 72nd hole for a closing round of 72 - good for a total of... 
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08/01/05Callaway Golf Company Appoints New CEO and Director
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed George Fellows as President and CEO of the Company, and has also elected Mr. Fellows to serve as a Director. All appointments are effective August 1, 2005. William C. Baker, who has served as interim CEO and Chairman since August of 2004, will remain as a Director, but has stepped down from both offices effective on the same day. Ronald S. Beard, the... 
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07/21/05Callaway Golf Announces Results for Second Quarter and First Six Months of 2005
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 21, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2005, reporting for the quarter consolidated net sales of $323.1 million, net income of $18.4 million, and fully diluted earnings per share of $0.27 on 68.7 million shares. Reported net income and earnings per share include after-tax charges associated with the integration of the Top-Flite operations acquired in late 2003 of... 
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07/14/05Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Second Quarter 2005 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 14, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2005 financial results on Thursday afternoon, July 21, 2005. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, go to the website at least 15 ... 
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07/08/05Callaway Golf To Award One-of-a-kind, Customized 2005 HX Hot Ford Mustang GT In The "HX Hot Drive Sweepstakes" At The Ford Senior Players Championship
CARLSBAD, CA, July 8, 2005 – Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) today announced that it will award the Grand Prize in its HX® Hot Drive Sweepstakes, a customized, one-of-a-kind 2005 Ford Mustang GT, to the lucky winner at the Ford Senior Players Championship in Dearborn, Michigan on Saturday, July 9, immediately after the third round ends. The winner is Ms. Judy Conroy of Shepherd, Michigan. In addition to the 2005 HX Hot Ford Mustang GT, Ms. Conroy will also receive round trip transportation and ... 
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07/07/05Callaway Golf Company Releases Preliminary Second Quarter Net Sales and Earnings
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that, based on current information, the Company estimates net sales for the second quarter ended June 30, 2005 of approximately $323 million, with corresponding earnings per diluted share ranging from $0.25 to $0.27. Excluding integration charges of approximately $0.03 per diluted share associated with the consolidation of the Top-Flite and Callaway Golf operations, pro forma earnings per dil... 
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06/27/05Callaway Golf Launches Big Bertha Fusion Fairway Woods
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jun 27, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) today announced the introduction of the new line of Big Bertha® Fusion® Fairway Woods to the United States market. Featuring proprietary Fusion Technology combining stainless steel with carbon composite to move weight to its optimal location in the clubhead, the new Big Bertha Fusion Fairway Woods bring the new science of distance with accuracy to the fairways. First launched in Europe and the South Pacific with gre... 
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06/23/05Callaway Golf Company Continues CEO Search and Strategic Review
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today confirmed that it is continuing its previously announced search for a new chief executive officer. As part of that process, the Board of Directors is also conducting a full review of the strategic alternatives for the Company, and is working with investment banking firm Lazard to assist in these efforts. The Company also confirmed that it has received unsolicited indications of interest from var... 
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06/21/05Callaway Golf Launches the Big Bertha Fusion FT-3 Driver; ``New Science of Distance with Accuracy'' Sweeping the Pro Tours Will Soon Be Available to Golfers Everywhere
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jun 21, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today introduced the Big Bertha® Fusion® FT-3(TM) Driver, a new 460-cc multi-material breakthrough driver designed to deliver the ultimate in high performance. The FT-3 Driver combines Callaway Golf's patented internal weight-shifting technology with a precision-tuned face to deliver the new science of distance with accuracy -- explosiveness and forgiveness unlike anything you have experienced in a driver. T... 
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06/20/05Callaway Golf Staff Pro Michael Campbell Wins U.S. Open! Uses New Big Bertha Fusion FT-3 Driver, X-Tour Irons, HX Tour Golf Ball and Odyssey Putter to Capture His First Major
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2005--With a crushing combination of booming drives, laser-like iron shots and clutch putting, Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Michael Campbell held off a late charge by Tiger Woods to win the United States Open Golf Championship yesterday at historic Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C. Campbell, 36, playing with a bag full of Callaway Golf® clubs, an Odyssey® putter and a Callaway Golf HX® Tour golf ball, shot a final round 69... 
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06/15/05Callaway Golf Unveils Extraordinary New HX Tour 56 Golf Ball; The Complement to Successful HX Tour Golf Ball Recorded Nine Worldwide Tour Wins Prior to Introduction
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 15, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the introduction of its much-anticipated HX(R) Tour 56 Golf Ball, the new extension of golf's most technologically advanced golf ball line. The HX Tour 56 Golf Ball, available at retail in early July, already has been used to win nine events across the six major worldwide pro tours in 2005. It will complement the highly-successful HX Tour Golf Ball, which has 46 global tour wins to its credi... 
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06/13/05Callaway Golf Staff Pro Annika Sorenstam Wins Second Leg of Grand Slam; Uses Big Bertha Fusion FT-3 Driver to Average 286 Yards off Tee in Win at McDonald's LPGA Championship
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13, 2005--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam reached the halfway point in her quest for golf immortality yesterday. Sorenstam moved a step closer to becoming the first woman to win the Grand Slam with her 3-stroke victory in the McDonald's LPGA Championship to capture the second of the four 2005 major championship titles. Sorenstam, 34, finished the day with a round of 73 for a 72-hole total of 11-under-par 277 and a ... 
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06/09/05Callaway Golf, Annika Sorenstam Sign Long-Term Contract; World's #1 Female Golfer and Top Equipment Maker Extend Their Existing Partnership into Next Decade
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2005--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) today announced a long-term extension of its existing relationship with Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam, the Swedish superstar who has played and endorsed Callaway Golf equipment ever since turning professional in 1993. The exact duration and financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but a Company spokesman said the deal extends past 2010. Sorenstam, 34, still had one year remaining on her exist... 
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06/06/05Callaway Golf Staff Pro Annika Sorenstam Wins ShopRite; Uses Prototype Fusion Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball, X-18 Irons for Fifth LPGA Win in Last Seven Starts, 61st Career Victory
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jun 06, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam continued her astonishing run through the LPGA Tour yesterday, winning the ShopRite LPGA Classic for the third time, and equaling her own tournament record of 17-under-par 196 in her 4-stroke stroke win. She capped her flawless round with a 38-foot putt for eagle and a score of 64 -- her eleventh consecutive round in the 60s -- and her fifth win in seven LPGA starts this year. ... 
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05/23/05Odyssey Golf Putters Dominate World of Professional Golf; Used by 5 of 6 Winners in Major International Tour Events
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2005--Putters made by Odyssey(R) Golf, a brand of Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY), were used by five of the six professional tournament winners in events concluded yesterday on the six recognized major international tours. The winning percentage of 83% further solidified Odyssey's position as the dominant putter in golf. The five victories were on: The PGA Tour, where the winner of the Bank of America Colonial used a Rossie(R) 1 Putte... 
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05/23/05Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable July 6, 2005, to shareholders of record as of June 15, 2005. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories, under the Callaway Golf(R), Top-Flite(R), Odyssey(R) and Ben Hogan(R) brands. For more information visit www.callawaygolf.com. CONTACT: Callaway Golf Company Brad Holiday, Lar... 
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05/16/05Callaway Golf Staff Pro Annika Sorenstam Wins by 10 Strokes at Chick-fil-A Charity Championship; Prototype Fusion Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball Keys to 60th Career Victory
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 16, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam yesterday won her fourth tournament in five starts, dominating the field at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship at the Eagles Landing Country Club in Atlanta with a 10-stroke victory. The spectacular win moved her into a tie for third place on the LPGA Career Victories list with Patty Berg at 60. Sorenstam posted all four tournament rounds in the 60s (67-64-67-67) to finish at 23... 
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04/21/05Callaway Golf Announces First Quarter Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 21, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today released its consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2005, announcing consolidated net sales for the quarter of $299.9 million, net income of $18.4 million, and diluted earnings per share of $0.27 on 68.6 million shares. Reported net income and earnings per share include after tax charges of $2.3 million and $0.03, respectively, associated with the integration of the Top-Flite ... 
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04/14/05Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast First Quarter 2005 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 14, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2005 financial results on Thursday afternoon, April 21, 2005. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be hosted by William Baker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial ... 
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04/06/05Callaway Golf Company Announces Preliminary First Quarter Net Sales and Earnings
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that, based on current information, the Company estimates net sales for the first quarter ended March 31, 2005 of approximately $300 million with corresponding earnings per diluted share ranging from $0.26 to $0.28. Excluding integration charges of approximately $0.03 per diluted share associated with the consolidation of the Top-Flite and Callaway Golf operations, pro forma earnings per dil... 
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04/05/05Callaway Golf Staffer Phil Mickelson Captures BellSouth
Powerful Driving Display Highlights Sudden-Death Victory in 5-Way Playoff Against Fellow Callaway Staffers Rich Beem, Brandt Jobe and Two Others at Sugarloaf CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 05, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Phil Mickelson warmed up for his Masters title defense yesterday with a thrilling playoff victory in the BellSouth Classic, defeating four other pros, including fellow Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professionals Rich Beem and Brandt Jobe. With a dominating display of tee-to-green power... 
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03/28/05Callaway Golf Staff Pro Sorenstam Wins Fifth Straight; Uses Prototype Fusion Driver, HX Tour Ball to Overpower Kraft Nabisco Field by 8 Strokes in First Leg of Grand Slam
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 28, 2005--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam turned up the heat yesterday on her already torrid 2005 pace by dominating the field in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, winning the season's first major championship by eight strokes over Rosie Jones and taking the first step toward her goal of winning the Grand Slam. The victory was her fifth in a row - her third this year - and her 59th in a Hall of Fame career spanning 12 yea... 
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03/22/05Callaway Golf Performance Center Opens at Neshanic Valley Golf Course
CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 22, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the opening of its fifth Callaway Golf Performance Center, a high-tech club fitting facility. The Callaway Golf Performance Center at Neshanic Valley opened to the public earlier this month at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, New Jersey, bringing to golfers in the tri-state area the same technology used to fit the world's top touring professionals. The Neshanic Valley facility... 
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03/21/05Callaway Golf Staff Pro Annika Sorenstam Wins Safeway; Uses New X-Tour Irons, Prototype Fusion Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball to Notch 2nd Consecutive '05 Win, 4th Straight on LPGA Tour
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 2005--Annika Sorenstam continued her amazing start to the 2005 season yesterday. The Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional came back from three strokes behind with four holes to play to defeat Lorena Ochoa on the first hole of a sudden death playoff in the LPGA's Safeway International at the Superstition Mountain Course in Phoenix. Sorenstam, who shot 11-under-par 277 to successfully defend her Safeway title, has now won her first t... 
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03/21/05Callaway Golf Announces Long-Awaited Entry into Forged Market with Introduction of New X-Tour Irons
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that shipments of the new Callaway Golf(R) X-Tour(TM) Irons will begin April 15, marking the Company's long-awaited entry into the forged iron market. The truly unique X-Tour Irons feature the playability and feel that better golfers demand while incorporating proprietary technologies that have established Callaway Golf as the world's leader in golf equipment. The X-Tour Irons are fo... 
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03/21/05STATS, Inc. and Global Wireless Drive Fantasy Game for Callaway Golf; Callaway Golf Becomes First Equipment Manufacturer to Offer Fantasy Sports
MORTON GROVE, Ill. & CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 21, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY), STATS, Inc. and Global Wireless Entertainment announced today the companies have teamed to provide The Callaway Golf Fantasy Golf Challenge. The game is available to play for $9.95 at www.callawaygolf.com - signups begin March 21st and contest play begins March 31st. Powered by STATS, Inc., The Callaway Golf Fantasy Golf Challenge is believed to be the first fantasy sports game of any k... 
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03/15/05Callaway Golf Introduces Next-Generation Putter Technology in Premium I-Trax Putter with Interchangeable Vision Strips
CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 15, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today launched the next generation in alignment putter technology with the new I-Trax(TM) Putter. Featuring interchangeable vision strips that allow golfers to choose the alignment solution they prefer, the I-Trax Putter also incorporates triangulated weight screws for more balanced feel and skid-free roll. "Callaway Golf continues to bring the industry's most progressive, innovative equipment designs,"... 
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03/07/05Callaway Golf Staffer Annika Sorenstam Wins LPGA Opener; Uses Prototype Fusion Driver, New X-Tour Irons and HX Tour Golf Ball for 3-Stroke Win in MasterCard Classic
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2005--Conquering high winds, high altitude and a strong LPGA field, Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam used some new equipment to achieve some very familiar results yesterday. Armed with Callaway Golf's latest technology, a prototype Fusion(R) Driver, new X-Tour(TM) Irons and the HX(R) Tour Golf Ball from Callaway Golf(R), she came from three strokes off the pace with a round of four-under-par 68 for a 3-stroke win at t... 
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03/03/05Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable April 7, 2005, to shareholders of record as of March 17, 2005. Callaway Golf Company makes and sells Big Bertha(R) Metal Woods, Irons and Hybrids including Heavenwood(R) Hybrids, ERC(R) Fusion(R) Drivers and Fairway Woods, Great Big Bertha II 415 Titanium Drivers, Big Bertha Titanium 454 Drivers and Big Bert... 
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03/03/05CALLAWAY GOLF RECOGNIZES TOP OUTSIDE, INSIDE SALES PROFESSIONALS OF 2004
CARLSBAD, CA., March 3, 2005 – Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) recently announced the winners of the Company's Inside, Strategic and Outside Sales Representatives of the Year Awards, as well as other sales awards and achievements of excellence in 2004. Jim Wallace, whose territory includes central, southern and western Virginia in the Company's Southeast Region, was honored as the 2004 Callaway Golf Outside Sales Representative of the Year. Wallace exceeded his sales objectives in what wa... 
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03/02/05Callaway Golf Announces Hot New Promotion: One Lucky Consumer to Win Customized, Loaded 2005 Ford Mustang GT in the ``HX Hot Drive Sweepstakes''
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 2, 2005-- Drive the Hottest Ball and the Hottest Car in the Callaway Golf HX Hot Drive Sweepstakes! Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) today kicked-off the HX Hot Drive Sweepstakes, an exciting new promotion that will award a customized, fully-loaded 2005 Ford Mustang GT to one lucky consumer. Starting today and running through Father's Day, June 19, consumers can begin to sample the new HX(R) Hot Golf Ball, see the... 
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02/22/05Callaway Golf European Tour Win Streak Reaches Four Straight as Staff Pro Thongchai Jaidee Uses Prototype Fusion Driver, Prototype HX Tour 56 Golf Ball to Repeat at Carlsberg Malaysian Open
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2005--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Thongchai Jaidee successfully defended his Carlsberg Malaysian Open title with a 21-under-par 267 performance last week, marking the fourth consecutive victory on the European PGA Tour by a Callaway Golf staff professional. In addition, three of the top five finishers were Callaway Golf staff professionals. Jaidee, a former paratrooper in his native Thailand, used a bag full of Callaway Gol... 
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02/14/05Callaway Golf Staff Pro Phil Mickelson Dominates AT&T Field, Sets Course Record and 3 Tournament Records in 4-Stroke Win; Callaway Staffer Niclas Fasth Wins PGA European Tour Event
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2005--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Phil Mickelson continued his overwhelming start to the 2005 PGA Tour season yesterday, crushing a strong field by four strokes to win the AT&T Pebble National Beach Pro Am with a 19-under-par 269 for his second straight lopsided win. Mickelson, 34, rolled across the Monterey Peninsula like a powerful Pacific storm, first with an electrifying 10-under-par 62 at Spyglass Hill to vaporize the ... 
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02/07/05Callaway Golf Staff Pro Phil Mickelson's Five-Stroke Win Highlights Super Week for Fusion Driver, Hx Tour Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2005-- Callaway Staffer Craig Parry's European Tour Win Gives Callaway Golf Equipment Victories on Two Continents Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Phil Mickelson roared to a five-stroke victory at the FBR Open yesterday, drawing Super Bowl like cheers from the throngs that flocked to the TPC at Scottsdale to watch their former hometown hero win his first PGA Tour event of 2005 and his first official ev... 
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02/04/05New Callaway Big Bertha 454 Driver Available in Women-Friendly Models
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that its new Big Bertha(R) Titanium 454 Driver -- at 454 cubic centimeters, the largest driver the Company has ever brought to market -- is available in models designed to perform best for women golfers. The women's version of the hot new Big Bertha Titanium 454 Driver is available in lofts of 11 and 13 degrees, as well as a High Trajectory (HT) model that has 15 degrees of loft. The la... 
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02/03/05Chinese Government Raids Counterfeiters in Southern China
GUANGDONG, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2005--Six U.S. golf manufacturers (Acushnet Company, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY), Cleveland Golf, Ping, Nike Golf, and TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company) today announced that another blow has been struck against the illegal manufacture, distribution and sale of counterfeit golf equipment in the Southern Chinese cities of Dongguan, Changan and Guangzhou. Chinese government enforcement authorities, responding to complaints by the above six ... 
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02/02/05CALLAWAY GOLF ANNOUNCES AWARDS FOR TOP GOLF PROFESSIONAL AND CLUB FITTERS USING THE CALLAWAY GOLF CUSTOM FITTING SOLUTION
CARLSBAD, CA., January 25, 2005 - Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the winner of the Company's Golf Professional of the Year Award, as well as the winners of the Company's third annual Club Fitter of the Year Awards. James Farrell of Oakwood Country Club in Kansas City, Missouri, was named 2004 Callaway Golf Professional of the Year for his overall excellence as a club professional - an honor that recognizes both a high level of proficiency at playing the game and the skill... 
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01/31/05Callaway Big Bertha Titanium 454 Driver Propels Dougherty to First PGA European Tour Win; HX Tour Golf Ball, New X-Tour Irons Also Keys to His 5-Stroke Victory
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2005--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Nick Dougherty posted his first PGA European Tour victory Sunday at the Caltex Masters in Singapore, shooting a bogey-free final round score of 67 to win by five strokes and move into second place on the European Tour Order of Merit. The 22-year-old Englishman birdied two of the final three holes to finish at 18-under-par 270 on the Laguna National's Masters Course. Using the new Big Bertha... 
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01/27/05``World's Longest Driver'' - Callaway Golf Big Bertha Titanium 454 - New Fusion Irons, X-18 Irons, HX Hot Golf Ball Highlight New Product Lineup at 2005 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today rolled out its exciting 2005 product lineup at the first day of the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. The Callaway Golf lineup includes the scintillating Big Bertha(R) Titanium 454 Driver, the Big Bertha(R) Fusion Irons, which have already become the must-have iron of '05 and the HX(R) Hot Golf Ball, a new 3-piece distance ball at a 2-piece price point that performs exactly like the name implies... 
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01/24/05Callaway Golf Signs PGA European Tour Star Thomas Bjorn to Endorse Company's Golf Clubs and Golf Balls
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced it has signed PGA European Tour star Thomas Bjorn to a multi-year endorsement contract for golf clubs and golf balls. Terms were not disclosed. Bjorn will debut as a Callaway Golf(R) Staff Professional in Singapore at the Caltex Masters beginning this week. Bjorn, who has played on two winning European Ryder Cup teams, will play the new Big Bertha(R) Titanium 454 Driver, Big Bertha Fa... 
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01/21/05Callaway Golf Selects Heidrick & Struggles for CEO Search
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced it has engaged the services of the Chicago-based global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to assist the Company in its search for a new Chief Executive Officer. The search will be led by Ron Gerevas, a partner in the firm. In announcing the selection of Heidrick & Struggles, William Baker, Callaway Golf's interim CEO, said, "I am confident Heidrick & Struggles is the best choi... 
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01/20/05Callaway Golf Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2004
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 20, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the quarter and the year ended December 31, 2004. For the quarter, the Company reported net sales of $144.4 million, a net loss of $28.5 million, or $0.42 per fully diluted share, on 68.0 million shares. Included in both the net loss and fully diluted net loss per share were charges of $3.2 million and $0.05, respectively, associated with the integration of the Top-... 
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01/13/05Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Fourth Quarter 2004 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter 2004 financial results on Thursday afternoon, January 20, 2005. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PT that same day. The call will be hosted by William C. Baker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Fina... 
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01/12/05Drive-Bombing Hank Kuehne Joins Top-Flite as Staff Pro; The Longest Hitter on the PGA Tour Teams With the Manufacturer of the Longest Balls to Outdistance the Competition
CHICOPEE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2005--When it comes to distance, nobody on the PGA Tour was consistently as long as Hank Kuehne was last season with his big, booming drives. And now the player ranked No. 1 in driving distance in 2004 is set to further outdistance the competition by joining forces with the manufacturer of THE LONGEST BALLS. Under an agreement announced today by TOP-FLITE, a wholly owned subsidiary of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY), Kuehne, 29, will wear a TOP-... 
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01/07/05Callaway Golf and Perfect Putter Company Resolve Putter Dispute with Acquisition of Patents
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) and the founders of Perfect Putter Company announced that Callaway Golf(R) will be purchasing four U.S. patents from Perfect Putter, thereby resolving a legal dispute pending between the parties. The patents relate to certain putter designs, including a unique method of orienting the shaft in relation to the putter head. The lawsuit, which will now be dismissed by the parties with no admission of any wrongdo... 
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01/03/05Callaway Golf Introduces the New HX Hot Golf Ball -- It's All About Ball Speed
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2005--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the latest addition to its successful HX family of golf balls: the HX(R) Hot Golf Ball, with a new 3-piece construction that delivers blistering ball speed and surprisingly soft feel. HX Hot also features the revolutionary HEX Aerodynamics for the consistent ball flight that has driven the HX Tour Golf Ball to success on the worldwide tours and at retail. Ball speed is the key to extra ... 
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12/22/04Callaway Golf Signs World's Longest Driver David Mobley to Play the Hot New Big Bertha Titanium 454 Driver
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 22, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced it has signed reigning world long drive champion David Mobley to play the Company's Big Bertha(R) Titanium 454 Driver, the extraordinary new club Mobley drove to victory in the World Long Drive Championship and which was officially introduced by Callaway Golf(R) on Monday, December 20. Mobley also will use a new Callaway Golf ball that will be released in January and will play Callaway Golf ... 
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12/20/04Callaway Golf Introduces New X-18 Irons: All the X-Series Technology Built into a Sleeker, High-Performance Package
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today debuted its exciting new X-18(TM) and X-18 Pro Series Irons, the latest version of the best-selling X-Series Irons that have long been the favorite of a broad spectrum of the world's golfers. With each iron containing years of knowledge built into a new, sleek package, both X-18 models incorporate the player-trusted and Tour-tested performance features that have made Callaway Golf the worldwide leader... 
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12/20/04Callaway Golf Introduces the New Big Bertha Titanium 454 Driver, the Hottest, Longest -- and Largest -- Callaway Golf Driver
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today debuted its new Big Bertha(R) Titanium 454 Driver -- at 454 cubic centimeters, the largest driver the Company has ever brought to market. This newest generation from the Big Bertha line brings more forgiveness, more confidence and more distance in a product true to Callaway Golf's Big Bertha maxim -- "when properly engineered, Bigger is Better." Subtle curves designed into the Big Bertha Titaniu... 
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12/15/04Callaway Golf Launches Search for CEO
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 15, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced it is beginning the search process for a Chief Executive Officer to whom current CEO William C. Baker can ultimately turn over management responsibilities. Mr. Baker, who was appointed to the CEO position on August 2, 2004, will lead the search. Mr. Baker also serves as Chairman of the Board and has been a director of Callaway Golf since 1994. At the time of his appointment to the CEO positi... 
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11/24/04Callaway Golf Staff Professional Phil Mickelson Shoots 59!; Uses Prototype Callaway Ball, Driver to Win PGA Grand Slam
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 24, 2004--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Phil Mickelson put an exclamation point on his breakthrough season today when he fired a stunning final round of 59 to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Poipu Bay Golf Course in Hawaii. Mickelson, the reigning Masters Champion, joined an elite group of just five professional golfers who have shot 59 in competition, including Callaway Golf Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam, who did it in ... 
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11/23/04Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 23, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable December 27, 2004, to shareholders of record as of December 6, 2004. Callaway Golf Company makes and sells Big Bertha(R) Woods, Hybrids and Irons, including ERC(R) Fusion(R) Drivers and Fairway Woods, Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Drivers and Fairway Woods, Great Big Bertha II 415 ... 
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11/22/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Annika Sorenstam Wins Her 10th Worldwide Tournament of 2004; Uses ERC Fusion Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball to Compile the Best Record on Any Tour This Year
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 22, 2004--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam closed the books on another landmark season yesterday, recording her tenth worldwide win of 2004, a playoff victory in the ADT Championship in West Palm Beach. The victory was her third in the season-ending ADT Championship, her eighth official win on the LPGA Tour this year and boosted her '04 earnings to more than $2.5 million -- nearly $1 million more than her nearest LPGA com... 
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11/09/04Annika Sorenstam Wins 4th Consecutive Mizuno LPGA Classic; Callaway Golf Staff Pro Secures Another Player of Year Title
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2004--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam matched yet another LPGA record on Sunday by recording her fourth consecutive victory in the Mizuno Classic in Shiga, Japan. Demonstrating control of every part of her game, Sorenstam took apart both the Seta Golf Course and the field, shooting 22-under-par 194 for a 9-stroke win over a trio of runnersup. The victory, Sorenstam's seventh of the season, secured her seventh Rolex P... 
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11/08/04Callaway Golf Chairman and CEO to Assume Broader Duties as Company Announces Additional Organizational Changes
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that Chairman and CEO William C. Baker will take on additional operational duties as part of a Company reorganization begun in August. Effective immediately, Patrice Hutin has resigned from his position as President and Chief Operating Officer and Mr. Baker will assume those duties. Ronald Beard, Lead Independent Director on the Callaway Golf Board, said the Board of Directors unanimous... 
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10/25/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Mark McNulty Wins Second Straight Champions Tour Event with Callaway Golf Clubs, HX Tour Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2004--Champions Tour rookie and Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Mark McNulty rallied from five strokes back Sunday to win the Charles Schwab Championship, his third win this year and his second in a row. As he has in all his Champions Tour victories, McNulty used the HX(R) Tour Golf Ball and Callaway Golf clubs. In addition to the HX Tour Golf Ball, McNulty used the Great Big Bertha(R) II Pro Series Driver, Steelhead(R) X-16(R)... 
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10/19/04Callaway Golf Announces Results for Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2004
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2004. The Company reported net sales of $128.5 million, a net loss of $35.9 million, or a net loss of $0.53 per fully diluted share, on 67.8 million shares. Included in both the net loss and fully diluted net loss per share were charges of $4.4 million and $0.07, respectively, associated with the integration of the Top-Flite operation... 
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10/18/04Sorenstam Surges to 4th LPGA Samsung World Championship Title
Her Win With ERC Fusion Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball Highlights Big Callaway Week on LPGA, Champions and Nationwide Tours CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 18, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam won her fourth Samsung World Championship title on Sunday, transforming a 3-stroke deficit into a 3-stroke victory by shooting a final round of 5-under-par 67 that included a flawless 32 on the back nine. Sorenstam, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, surged to t... 
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10/18/04Callaway Golf Introduces New Big Bertha Fusion Irons, the Most Untraditional Traditional-Looking Irons Ever Invented
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today unveiled another patented, breakthrough product with the introduction of the new Big Bertha(R) Fusion(R) Irons. These innovative irons incorporate Callaway Golf's uniquely superior, weight-shifting Fusion Technology to combine untraditional technology and extreme perimeter weighting with a traditional look in a revolutionary package. With a clean, sleek look at address no other game improvement ... 
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10/12/04Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Third Quarter 2004 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 12, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2004 financial results on Tuesday afternoon, October 19, 2004. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be hosted by William C. Baker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Finan... 
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10/11/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Andre Stolz Notches First PGA Tour Win; Uses Callaway Golf HX Tour Prototype Golf Ball in Vegas Victory
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 11, 2004--Armed with new golf ball technology from Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY), Australian Andre Stolz stunned the field at the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas yesterday, shooting a bogey-free final round of 67 to close out his first PGA Tour victory. After leaping into contention with a third-round 65 to come from four strokes behind the halfway leader to one stroke behind starting Sunday's final round, Stolz played near-flawless golf on the final ... 
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10/07/04Callaway Golf Company and Pan-West PTE Limited Announce Expanded Distribution Venture
CARLSBAD, Calif. & SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) and Pan-West (Private) Limited jointly announced today the appointment of Pan-West as the distributor for Callaway Golf's Top Flite(R) and Ben Hogan(R) products in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand effective October 15th, 2004. The appointment covers all of Callaway Golf's golf club, golf ball and accessory products sold under the Top-Flite and Ben Hogan brands. Callaway Golf(... 
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09/27/04Callaway Golf's ERC Fusion Driver Records Another Pro Tour Win; Stenson Victory on European PGA Tour is 25th for Fusion Technology
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 27, 2004--Henrik Stenson, who plays a variety of products from the Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) family of brands, including the remarkable Callaway Golf ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver, shot four rounds in the 60s at the European Tour's The Heritage Tournament at the Woburn Golf & Country Club's Duke's Course to earn his second European PGA Tour victory on Sunday. Stenson, a Top-Flite Golf(R)/Ben Hogan(R) Staff Professional held the 54-hole lead and bird... 
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09/14/04Callaway Golf Suspends Guidance; Leadership Transition Facilitates Business Review
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 14, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it is suspending previously announced quarterly and annual earnings guidance in an effort to fully review the business given the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer William C. Baker. Specifically, the Company is re-evaluating the timing of new product launches and the status of products currently in the marketplace as part of a long term strategic plan. As part of this analysis,... 
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09/13/04Weekend Win Marks 17th Victory for Dynamic ERC Fusion Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball Combination from Callaway Golf; 72nd Worldwide Win for Sorenstam
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 13, 2004--Coming off a four-week break, Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam returned to competition at the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic in Tulsa, Oklahoma and finished Sunday in typical form -- at No. 1. Sorenstam, 33, used the powerful pairing of the ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver and HX(R) Tour Golf Ball to post her fifth LPGA Tour and seventh international victory of the season. This latest win makes Sorenstam one of onl... 
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09/13/04Steel Meets Feel in New Odyssey White Steel Putter Line; Innovative Dual Insert Technology Has Milled Stainless Steel Insert Suspended in a Modified White Hot Insert
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 13, 2004--Odyssey Golf, the #1 Putter in Golf(R) and a brand of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY), today launched the next revolution in the insert putter category with the new Odyssey(R) White Steel(TM) Putter line. White Steel Putters feature Dual Insert Technology -- a milled stainless steel insert surrounded by a responsive, modified White Hot(R) insert to create the best of both worlds -- a groundbreaking combination of precision and feel. ... 
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09/07/04Callaway Golf Signs Mickelson to Long-Term Contract; Reigning Masters Champ to Endorse Company's Clubs, Balls
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 7, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced it has signed a long-term contract with reigning Masters champion Phil Mickelson to play its golf clubs and golf ball and endorse Callaway Golf on the PGA Tour. Mickelson, the No. 4-ranked golfer in the world and one of the game's most popular and exciting players, will wear the company's logo on his shirt sleeve, the side of his visor and his golf bag and will wear Callaway Golf(R) footwear ... 
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09/01/04Callaway Golf Unveils New Big Bertha Heavenwood Hybrids; the First Hybrids Designed Like a Wood to Play Like an Iron
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 1, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today raised the bar for an entire category of golf clubs with the introduction of the Big Bertha Heavenwood(R) Hybrids, a new line of hybrid clubs combining the accuracy and control of a long iron with the distance of a fairway wood. The new Heavenwood Hybrids, featuring the legendary forgiveness of Big Bertha(R) golf clubs, will be available at authorized Callaway Golf retail shops beginning October 1. ... 
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08/30/04Callaway Golf's HX Tour Golf Ball Posts 31st Pro Tour Victory
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2004--The winner of the Wachovia LPGA Classic used the HX(R) Tour Golf Ball from Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) yesterday to post her second victory of the year and the 31st worldwide pro tour win for the HX Tour Golf Ball since its introduction just over one year ago. The victory with the HX Tour Golf Ball was the ninth of the season on the LPGA Tour, giving the remarkable golf ball a 41 percent share of the LPGA Tour wins in 2004. The winner, ... 
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08/25/04Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable September 29, 2004, to shareholders of record as of September 8, 2004. Callaway Golf Company makes and sells Big Bertha(R) Metal Woods and Irons, including ERC(R) Fusion(R) Drivers and Fairway Woods, Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Drivers and Fairway Woods, Great Big Bertha II 415 T... 
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08/23/04Revolutionary HX Tour Golf Ball Earns 30th Worldwide Pro Tour Victory at Reno-Tahoe Open
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2004--Five days after the one-year anniversary of its first professional tour victory, the HX(R) Tour Golf Ball from Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) yesterday notched its 30th worldwide win by a touring pro. Callaway Golf(R) Ball Staff Pro Vaughn Taylor, a rookie on the PGA Tour, won the Reno-Tahoe Open, relying on HEX Aerodynamics from Callaway Golf Company to secure his first PGA Tour win and tame winds that gusted up to 45 mph across the California-... 
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08/16/04Callaway Golf’s ERC Fusion Driver and HX Tour Golf Ball Victorious at 2004 United States Womens’s Amatuer Championship
CARLSBAD, CA, August 16, 2004 – Taking her cue from professional golfers the world over, the winner of the 2004 United States Women's Amateur Championship relied on the dynamic combination of the ERC® Fusion® Driver and HX® Tour Golf Ball from Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) throughout her march to victory in the prestigious event. The champion capped her spectacular week on Sunday with a 2-up victory in the finals at the Kahkwa Club in Erie, PA to give the HX Tour Golf Ball three national titles so fa... 
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08/12/04Callaway Golf Wins $2.2 Million Dollar Verdict for False Advertising against Dunlop
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug 12, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A jury in Wilmington, DE, today returned a verdict of $2.2 million in favor of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) and against Dunlop Slazenger Group Americas Inc. (Dunlop) based on a finding that Dunlop willfully engaged in false advertising when it claimed in 2001 and 2002 that the Maxfli A10 golf ball was the "Longest Ball on Tour." Additionally, the jury rejected Dunlop's counterclaim that Callaway Golf Company used any Dunlop trade s... 
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08/09/04Annika Sorenstam Fires Course-Record 64 Using Callaway Golf's ERC Fusion Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball
Final-Round Surge Propels Hall of Famer to 6th Victory of 2004 and 71st of Career CARLSBAD, CA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 9, 2004-- For the sixth time in 2004, Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam used the potent combination of the ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver and HX(R) Tour Golf Ball to power her way to victory, this time at the European Ladies Tour's HP Open in her home country of Sweden. Her stunning 64 in the final round bro... 
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08/02/04BREAKING NEWS: Callaway Golf CEO and Chairman Ron Drapeau Resigns; William C. Baker, Longest Tenured Board Member, to Assume Role of Chairman and Interim CEO
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the resignation of Ronald A. Drapeau as Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Company. Effective immediately, William C. Baker, Callaway Golf's longest-tenured member of the Board of Directors, will assume the responsibilities of Chairman of the Board and interim CEO. Mr. Baker, 71, has served on the Callaway Golf Board since February of 1994 and has previously led three publicly traded ... 
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07/26/04Callaway Golf Drivers Propel 5 of Top 6 PGA Tour Finishers; Victorious Staff Pro Carlos Franco Also Uses Callaway Golf Fairway Woods, HX Blue Golf Ball, Ben Hogan Irons, Odyssey Putter
CARLSBAD, CA, July 26, 2004 – Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Carlos Franco yesterday led a Callaway Golf power surge on the PGA Tour as 5 of the top 6 finishers at the U.S. Bank Championship used drivers manufactured by Callaway Golf. Franco, the talented Paraguayan pro, used a full bag of equipment from the Callaway Golf family of brands to record his fourth career PGA Tour victory, including a Great Big Bertha® II Driver, a 3-strong Big Bertha® Fairway Wood, Ben Hogan® Apex᠕... 
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07/22/04Callaway Golf Announces Results for Second Quarter and First Six Months of 2004
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 22, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2004, reporting consolidated net sales of $297.9 million, including $2.0 million in net sales from the Company's newly acquired subsidiary, FrogTrader, Inc. Consolidated net income was $13.7 million, and fully diluted earnings per share were $0.20 on 68.4 million shares. Reported net income and earnings per share were reduced by $6.7 milli... 
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07/19/04Callaway Golf ERC Fusion Driver Powers Byrd to PGA Tour Win; B.C. Open Victory is Sixth in Eight Weeks for Fusion Technology
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 19, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Using his ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver from Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) to average 300 yards off the tee, Ben Hogan(R) Staff Professional Jonathan Byrd captured the B.C. Open at Endicott, NY, yesterday with a final-round score of 4-under-par 68. His tournament total of 20-under-par 268 gave Byrd his second PGA Tour victory. In addition to switching to a new version of the ERC Fusion Driver this week, Byrd also used 4-strong and 5 Steelhead Plus(R... 
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07/15/04Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Second Quarter 2004 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 15, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2004 financial results on Thursday afternoon, July 22, 2004. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be hosted by Ron Drapeau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial O... 
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07/12/04Another National Championship for Callaway Golf HX Tour Ball; U.S. Women's Open, Canadian Women's Open in Two-Week Streak
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 12, 2004--The HX Tour Golf Ball from Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) is on a major international championship roll. Last Sunday it was used to win the United States Women's Open and yesterday the same champion used it in a resounding encore performance to win the Canadian Women's Open. Becoming the first woman to win the U.S. and Canadian Opens in the same year, the champion shot a tournament record-tying total of 18-under-par 270 for a four-stroke victory... 
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07/08/04Callaway Golf Acquires Stock of FrogTrader, Inc.
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today it has acquired all of the stock of FrogTrader, Inc., which had operated under the name Trade Up Commerce. FrogTrader has partnered with Callaway Golf and its participating retailers for the past two years to develop the industry-leading Trade In! Trade Up!(R) program. FrogTrader is an e-commerce company that develops certified pre-owned golf club purchase and sale programs to buy and sell us... 
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07/08/04Callaway Golf Signs Rising Young Star Casey Wittenberg to Endorse Company's Golf Clubs and Golf Balls
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) has signed former amateur sensation Casey Wittenberg to an exclusive multi-year contract to endorse Callaway Golf clubs and golf balls. Wittenberg, 19, will endorse Callaway Golf's woods, irons, putter and golf ball, carry a Callaway Golf logoed bag, and began wearing the Callaway Golf logo on his hat and shirt today in the first round of the John Deere Classic on the PGA Tour. "It's a great thrill fo... 
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07/08/04Callaway Golf Hires Young & Rubicam as Agency of Record
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 8, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- After a comprehensive agency review process involving several premier advertising agencies, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced it has named Young & Rubicam Brands, Southern California (Y&R) as its agency of record. Y&R will partner with the Company to help take the Callaway Golf brands in a fresh, new creative direction aimed at strengthening Callaway Golf's position as the brand leader in the golf equipment category. The... 
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07/06/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Jim Thorpe Wins with ERC Fusion Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball; U.S. Women's Open Winner Uses HX Tour Ball
Callaway Golf Staff Pro Ben Bates Tops Nationwide Event CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 6, 2004-- In a resounding Fourth of July weekend for Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) clubs and balls, the Company's explosive ERC Fusion Driver had its fourth professional win in the past five weeks, the hugely successful HX Tour Golf Ball won its second major championship in a month at the U.S. Women's Open and the Nationwide Tour champion used a full complement of Callaway Go... 
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06/25/04Court Order Bans Sale of Odyssey 2-Ball Putter Knockoffs; Protects Other Callaway Golf Intellectual Property
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 25, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that a United States District Court in Tampa, Fla., has issued a permanent injunction against E. L. Golf, Inc., doing business as Chicago Golf, and its owner, Tung Mau "Tony" Liu, prohibiting the sale of illegal copies of Callaway Golf's successful line of Odyssey(R) White Hot(R) 2-Ball putters, Odyssey DFX(R) 2-Ball putters and any other golf clubs infringing the intellectual property of Ca... 
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06/25/04Callaway Golf Announces Supporting Sponsorship Agreement With Executive Women’s Golf Association
CARLSBAD, CA, June 25, 2004– Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced it has entered into an agreement to become a supporting sponsor of the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA), the golf organization for professional women. Callaway Golf's involvement will include providing the EGWA with exclusive Callaway Golf product demonstrations, support of the EWGA Annual Conference and donations of Callaway Golf product for tournament prizes and charity auctions. “We are pleas... 
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06/24/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Arnold Palmer Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 24, 2004--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Arnold Palmer yesterday received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, presented by President George W. Bush at ceremonies in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. Palmer, 74, was honored by President Bush for his lifelong contribution to the sport of golf and for his enduring example of sportsmanship. "For all who love the game of golf, and for those who love to see it played,... 
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06/21/04Callaway Golf ERC Fusion Driver Wins for Fourth Straight Week
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2004-- European Tour Champ Uses HX Tour Golf Ball, X-16 Irons, 2-Ball Putter; LPGA Tour Champion Also Relies on Callaway Golf Clubs The new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver from Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) recorded its fourth win in as many weeks as the winner of the European Tour's Aa St Omer Open used the technologically-advanced driver -- plus a full complement of the Company's equipment -- in his one-stroke victory yesterday at the St... 
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06/15/04Callaway Golf Lowers Guidance for 2004; Conference Call Scheduled to Discuss Business Trends
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 15, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it is reducing its revenue and earnings guidance in light of weakening sales trends. Key factors causing the lowered expectations include the underperformance at retail of its titanium driver models, a continuing decline in business in Japan, and revised expectations for a bigger than expected loss from its Top-Flite operations. These negatives are not expected to be offset by better th... 
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06/14/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Annika Sorenstam Defends Title at McDonald's LPGA Championship; Uses ERC Fusion Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball in Seventh Major Championship Win
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 14, 2004--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam successfully defended her McDonald's LPGA Championship title with a brilliant final 36 holes at DuPont Country Club on Sunday, including a third-round 64 that propelled her to a 3-stroke victory in the seventh major championship win of her Hall of Fame career. Her 13-under-par score of 271 showcased Sorenstam's mastery of all facets of the game, including a dominant driving disp... 
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06/07/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Jim Thorpe Uses ERC Fusion Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball in Eighth Champions Tour Victory; Hawk Eye VFT Irons Key 8-Birdie Barrage in Final Round
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2004--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Jim Thorpe rode eight final-round birdies to a sparkling 66 Sunday that vaulted him from a three-stroke deficit to a one-stroke victory at the Farmers Charity Classic at Egypt Valley Country Club in Grand Rapids, MI. His 54-hole total of 203, 13 under par, earned him his eighth Champions Tour career victory. Thorpe now has at least one victory in each of his five years on the Champions Tour -- al... 
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06/01/04Sorenstam Wins Again with ERC Fusion Driver, HX Tour Ball; Corning Victory is 61st Worldwide, 51st on LPGA Tour
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 1, 2004--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam continued to build on her illustrious LPGA Hall of Fame career on Sunday by adding the 2004 Corning Classic in New York to her long list of career triumphs. Sorenstam closed with a 4-under-par 68 that put her at 270, 18 under par and two shots clear of Vicki Goetze-Ackerman and Michelle Estill. For the 51st time on the LPGA Tour, and the 61st time of her pro career, Sorenstam won ... 
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05/25/04Callaway Golf Company Declares Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $.07 per share, payable July 2, 2004, to shareholders of record as of June 11, 2004. Callaway Golf Company makes and sells Big Bertha(R) Metal Woods and Irons, including ERC(R) Fusion(R) Drivers and Fairway Woods, Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Drivers and Fairway Woods, Great Big Bertha II 415 Titanium Dri... 
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05/24/04Callaway Golf Great Big Bertha II Driver, ERC Fusion Fairway Wood Power Nationwide Tour Scoring Record; PGA Tour Colonial Winner Uses Odyssey DFX 2-Ball Putter
CARLSBAD--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2004--The winner of the Nationwide Tour's Henrico County Open used a Callaway Golf(R) (NYSE:ELY) Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Driver and ERC(R) Fusion(R) 3-Wood yesterday in his record-shattering march to victory, capping an incredible 30-under-par tournament performance that slashed four strokes off the previous Nationwide Tour 72-hole record. The champion's 4-stroke victory for his second win of the season completed a sensational week, during which ... 
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05/21/04Chinese Government Raids Shanghai Golf Counterfeiters
SHANGHAI, CHINA – May 21, 2004 – Chinese anti-counterfeiting enforcement authorities have conducted a series of simultaneous raids of retail shops and distributors of counterfeit golf clubs and equipment in Shanghai. The bustling Shanghai Mart, long known as a shopping destination for visitors to Shanghai, had become an increasingly open source of counterfeits of quality golf clubs by major American golf club companies. The government raids took place after six American golf equipment ... 
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05/11/04Callaway Golf, Dailey & Associates Split After 7-Year Run; Agency to Retain Media Buying Portion of Relationship
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced it has ended its creative relationship with Los Angeles-based advertising agency Dailey & Associates. The move ended a 7-year partnership that produced many memorable TV commercials, such as sultry singing superstar Celine Dion crooning into a microphone that morphed into a Callaway Golf Biggest Big Bertha Driver and reclusive billionaire Bill Gates looking into the camera while holding a Cal... 
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05/10/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Barry Lane's Powerful Display with ERC Fusion Driver and HX Tour Golf Ball Boosts Him to PGA European Victory
Callaway Golf Driver Technology Again #1 Choice on Japan Tour CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2004-- Callaway Golf Staff Professional Barry Lane used a lot of tenacity and a full bag of golf club, golf ball and putter technology from Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) to fight off challengers at The Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters yesterday and earn his first PGA European Tour victory in almost 10 years. The English veteran fired a 6-under-par round of ... 
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05/05/04Callaway Golf Appoints Hayes as Head of Canada Operation
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the appointment of Doug Hayes to the position of President and General Manager of Callaway Golf Canada, Ltd, the Company's Canadian subsidiary. Hayes has spent 22 of his 24 years in the sports industry with adidas Salomon Canada, Ltd., including the past 6 years as its President and CEO. In his new capacity, he will report directly to Keith Keindel, Sr. Vice President of Callaway Golf Internat... 
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05/03/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Bruce Fleisher Uses ERC Fusion Driver and HX Tour Ball in 7-Stroke Win on Champions Tour; Callaway Golf Drivers #1 on European and Japan Tours
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2004--Callaway Golf Staff Professional Bruce Fleisher used the powerful combination of the new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver and HX(R) Tour Golf Ball to dominate the field at The Bruno's Memorial Classic and earn his second Champions Tour victory of the season yesterday. Using a full bag of clubs from Callaway Golf Company(R) (NYSE:ELY), Fleisher opened with a tournament-record 64 and never looked back. The 55-year-old used accurate driving and precise ... 
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04/26/04Callaway Golf Drivers Are #1 on Combined Four Major Men's Worldwide Professional Tours; Callaway Golf Staff Pro Brendan Jones Uses Great Big Bertha II 415 in Japan Tour Win
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY), makers of the friendly Big Bertha(R) Driver, Great Big Bertha(R) II and Great Big Bertha II 415 Drivers and the powerful new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver, today announced that Callaway Golf drivers were used by more professionals on the combined PGA Tour, European Tour, Nationwide Tour and Japan Golf Tour this past weekend than any other brand. Callaway Golf manufactured one out of every three drivers put in p... 
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04/22/04Callaway Golf Announces Record First Quarter Sales; Core Business Strengthens During Top-Flite Integration; Company Reiterates 2004 Guidance for Sales and Earnings
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 22, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today released its consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2004, announcing consolidated net sales for the quarter of $364 million, net income of $41 million, and fully diluted earnings per share of $0.59. Reported net income and earnings per share were affected by $3 million and $0.05, respectively, due to charges associated with the integration of the Top-Flite operations. Excludin... 
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04/19/04ERC Fusion and Great Big Bertha II Drivers Lead Three-Win Weekend for Callaway Golf on Worldwide Professional Tours
Callaway Golf Driver Models #1 and #2 on the PGA European Tour CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 19, 2004-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) had another big weekend on the world golf stage, with the new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver and Great Big Bertha(R) II Drivers playing a major role for winners on the PGA European, LPGA and Nationwide Tours. And for the second time this month, Callaway Golf drivers were the #1 choice of players on the PGA European Tour, where winn... 
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04/15/04Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast First Quarter 2004 Financial Results
CARLSBAD--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 15, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2004 financial results on Thursday afternoon, April 22, 2004. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be hosted by Ron Drapeau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.... 
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04/07/04Anthony S. Thornley Named to Callaway Golf Company's Board of Directors
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that Anthony S. Thornley has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. He will begin serving immediately, and will stand for election to a full one-year term at the Company's Annual Meeting in May. The addition of one new independent director expands the board to a total of eight members, including Chairman Ronald A. Drapeau, Lead Independent Director Ronald S. Beard, Samuel H. Arm... 
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04/05/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Annika Sorenstam Wins Again; Powerful Combination of ERC Fusion Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball Helps Her Claim 60th Worldwide Win, 50th on LPGA Tour
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2004--Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam passed another career milestone yesterday with her 50th LPGA Tour victory, the 60th worldwide win of her remarkable career. Using golf clubs manufactured by Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) as she has in every professional win, Sorenstam recorded her third 2004 win in four tournament starts worldwide. Sorenstam used the new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver and HX(R) Tour Golf Ball to birdie three of the final fi... 
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03/22/04Sorenstam Win Highlights 'Brand Slam' by Callaway Golf; Winners on LPGA, PGA, PGA European and Champions Tour Each Have Callaway Golf Branded Equipment in Their Bags
CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 22, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam continued her dominance of women's golf yesterday with a four-stroke win at the LPGA Safeway Classic to complete a global "Brand Slam" weekend for Callaway Golf as the winners on the LPGA, PGA Tour, PGA European Tour and Champions Tour each used equipment manufactured by the Company. Sorenstam's victory was the 59th worldwide win of her career, her second win in two starts th... 
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03/15/04Callaway Golf Completes Prosecution of Jimmy Lin and Newport Golf with Seizure of Thousands of Copycat Clubheads
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced that it has seized 27,000 clubheads from Newport Golf, an Anaheim, California-based entity controlled by Jimmy Lin and accused of selling illegal copies of Callaway Golf's market-leading golf clubs. A court-mediated settlement recently gave Callaway Golf over $800,000 in cash and 28,000 other golf club components valued at more than $500,000, plus the right to conduct a final inspection of Lin's ... 
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03/09/04Callaway Golf #1 in Sales of Woods, Irons, Putters at Retail for Seventh Consecutive Year
CARLSBAD, CA.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 9, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) continued its unprecedented leadership in U.S. retail golf club sales for a record seventh straight year, according to 2003 figures released by Golf Datatech, the company that tracks such sales. The Company announced today that for the full year 2003 it continued to lead the woods market in both units sold at 18.0% and revenues earned at 24.0% and topped the irons market with 17.2% of the units sold and 26.1% ... 
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03/08/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Craig Parry Wins PGA Tour's Ford Championship; Tames ``Blue Monster'' with New ERC Fusion Driver and HX Tour Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 8, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Craig Parry made a spectacular eagle on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff yesterday to win the PGA Tour's 2004 Ford Championship at Doral Resort and Spa. After finishing tied at 17-under-par 271 in regulation play, the 38-year-old Australian blasted his drive 319 yards down the middle of the first playoff hole with his new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver and then sealed his victory with a 176-yard... 
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03/02/04Callaway Golf to Expand Trade In! Trade Up! Program; Golfers Can Trade Other Brands for New Callaway Golf Clubs
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 2, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced plans to expand the successful Trade In! Trade Up!(TM) program to include products from other golf brands. Acting on strong feedback from consumers and retailers, Trade In! Trade Up! will now make it easy for owners of other major golf equipment brands to trade in those clubs for a credit toward the purchase of new Callaway Golf(R) equipment. Response to Trade In! Trade Up! has been st... 
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03/01/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Annika Sorenstam Blitzes Field with Four-Stroke Win at 2004 ANZ Ladies Masters
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2004--Picking up right where she left off, Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam yesterday launched her 2004 competitive golf schedule with a resounding four-stroke victory in the $800,000 ANZ Ladies Masters at the Royal Pines Resort in Gold Coast, Australia. The #1 woman golfer in the world, Sorenstam closed with her second straight round of 65 for a 72-hole total of 19-under-par 269, four strokes clear of Karen Stu... 
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02/24/04Callaway Golf Company Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors has approved a dividend with respect to the fourth quarter of 2003 of $.07 per share, payable April 2, 2004, to shareholders of record as of March 12, 2004. Callaway Golf Company makes and sells Big Bertha(R) Metal Woods and Irons, including ERC(R) Fusion(R) Drivers and Fairway Woods, Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Drivers and Fairw... 
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02/23/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Mark McNulty Uses Great Big Bertha II Driver and HX Tour Golf Ball in Champions Tour Debut Victory; Ties Tournament Record with 13-under-Par Total
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2004--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Mark McNulty shot a 3-under-par 68 yesterday to win the Outback Steakhouse(R) Pro-Am, his first Champions Tour event. McNulty relied on the Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Driver and new HX(R) Tour Golf Ball in his debut on the over-50 tour, finishing at 13-under-par 200 to match the tournament record at the TPC of Tampa Bay in Lutz, Fla. "This is my first win in America, my first event on... 
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02/23/04Odyssey Golf Expands Brand Offerings with Three DFX 2-Ball Putter Line Extensions
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 23, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Odyssey Golf, a brand of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the addition of three new models to the world's best-selling Odyssey(R) 2-Ball Putter line. The new DFX(R) 2-Ball Center-Shafted, DFX 2-Ball Long, and DFX 2-Ball Mid Putters give golfers even more options on and around the green with the patented and proven 2-Ball alignment system. "The original Odyssey 2-Ball Putter sparked a revolution in putter design and per... 
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02/09/04Callaway Golf Staff Pro Bruce Fleisher Wins Royal Caribbean Classic; Uses Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver and HX Tour Golf Ball to Conquer Windy Conditions at Key Biscayne
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2004--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Bruce Fleisher battled gusty conditions yesterday to win the first full-field Champions Tour event of the season at the Royal Caribbean Golf Classic in Key Biscayne, Florida. The 55-year-old Fleisher used his Great Big Bertha(R) II Pro Series Titanium Driver and HX(R) Tour Golf Ball from Callaway Golf to power through winds up to 25 mph at Crandon Park Golf Club. He birdied his final hole on Sund... 
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02/02/04FBR Open is First 2004 PGA Tour Victory for Callaway Golf's Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) was victorious on the PGA Tour yesterday, as the winner of the FBR Open used his Great Big Bertha(R) II Pro Series Titanium Driver to claim his second Tour title in as many years. As with his first career victory at last year's Buick Classic, the 33-year-old PGA Tour veteran relied upon the power and precision of the Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver to drive his way to the top of the leaderboard. ... 
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01/29/04Callaway Golf Announces the Largest Group of Product Introductions in Company History at 2004 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 29, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) is entering the 2004 golf season with the largest and widest array of new golf club and golf ball products in the its history. The Company is showcasing 11 new products in its exhibit space at the 2004 PGA Merchandise Show, which starts today in Orlando. Some of the products -- like the explosive new ERC Fusion Driver and HX Tour Golf Ball -- have been in the spotlight on the world's professional tours, wh... 
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01/29/04Callaway Golf Relaunches Golf Ball Lineup with New Products, Redesigned Cosmetics and Eye-Catching New Packaging
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 29, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today the complete relaunch of its high-technology family of golf balls. Led by the outstanding new HX(R) Tour Golf Ball, the Company's entire product line has been revamped with new models, a new logo treatment on each ball and fresh new packaging. The Callaway Golf(R) family of golf balls for 2004 officially includes the HX Tour Golf Ball, the HX Blue and Red Golf Balls, Big Bertha(R) Blue and ... 
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01/29/04Callaway Golf Announces Awards for Top Golf Professional and Clubfitters Using the Callaway Golf Custom Fitting Solution
CARLSBAD, CA., January 29, 2004 – Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the winner of the Company's Golf Professional of the Year Award, as well as the winners of the Company's second annual Clubfitter of the Year Awards. Brent Studer of Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle, New Jersey was named 2003 Callaway Golf Professional of the Year for his overall excellence as a club professional – encompassing both playing the game and running a successful business. Studer, 39, is the 2003 N... 
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01/28/04Callaway Golf Unveils Innovative New ``Game Enjoyment System'' Designed to Help Women Golfers Enjoy the Game More Easily
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the introduction of an innovative set of golf clubs specifically designed to make the game more fun for women golfers. The Company's new Game Enjoyment System (GES) consists of seven uniquely designed golf clubs, a stand bag, headcovers and a guidebook that explains the set and provides yardage and usage guidelines for each club. The Game Enjoyment System, the first Callaway Golf product li... 
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01/28/04Callaway Golf Introduces New ERC Fusion Fairway Woods Featuring Advanced Multimaterial Fusion Technology
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the introduction of the new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Fairway Woods. As with the explosive new ERC Fusion Driver, the new fairway woods are built around the Company's cutting-edge Fusion Technology -- in this case, combining the best attributes of stainless steel and carbon composite material in a single design. ERC Fusion Fairway Woods are expected to be available at retail in April. "Fusion ... 
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01/26/04Callaway Golf Woods, Irons and Putters Are #1 Choice of Amateurs at the Prestigious Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Pro-Am
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) once again is the leading brand of choice among amateur contestants in one of the most prestigious Pro-Am tournaments on the PGA Tour. According to data compiled by the Darrell Survey Company, woods, irons and putters made by Callaway Golf were No. 1 in usage by the 384 amateur participants in the field at last week's Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Callaway Golf has ... 
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01/26/04Callaway Golf Has Record Year in Global Counterfeit Crackdowns
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2004--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) set Company records in 2003 in the successful global pursuit of counterfeiters, knockoff artists and other violators of Callaway Golf patents, copyrights and trademarks. Using the civil courts and a wide variety of local, national and international law enforcement agencies, Callaway Golf conducted enforcement actions in 11 countries resulting in the seizure or forfeiture of more than 37,000 counterfeit or in... 
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01/22/04Callaway Golf Announces 2003 Results and Reiterates 2004 Guidance
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today released its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2003, announcing net sales for the full year of $814 million compared with $793 million for the prior year. Net income for the full year was $46 million versus $69 million for the prior year. Fully diluted earnings per share for the period were $0.68 compared with $1.03 for the prior year. Currency fluc... 
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01/22/04Callaway Golf Introduces New ``Tour Blue'' Line of Putters Featuring Milled Titanium Bodies with Tungsten Weight Inserts
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the introduction of a bold new series of milled putters combining advanced design with striking beauty. The new Callaway Golf(R) Tour Blue Putters are 100-percent machine-milled from titanium and include tungsten weighting for exceptional precision and performance. These putters are the first since 1999 to carry the Callaway Golf name, and are unlike any putters the Company has ever made. T... 
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01/19/04Callaway Golf Launches Expanded Company Website with Many User-Friendly Enhancements
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 19, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the launch of its new www.callawaygolf.com consumer website, completely redesigned to deliver an entertaining, informative and interactive online golf experience. This friendly new site provides visitors with easily accessible content, tools and resources along with timely information about Callaway Golf(R) clubs, golf balls, accessories and services. "We decided to revamp and re-laun... 
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01/15/04Callaway Golf Extends Popular Great Big Bertha II Line with New Great Big Bertha II 415 Titanium Driver
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the introduction of a significant addition to the best-selling Great Big Bertha II family of titanium drivers and fairway woods. The new Great Big Bertha(R) II 415 Titanium Driver is the largest driver Callaway Golf has ever brought to market, with a clubhead that measures 415cc. The size increase over the original 380cc Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver allows the Company's engineers to ... 
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01/15/04Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Fiscal 2003 Financial Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its fiscal 2003 financial results on Thursday afternoon, January 22, 2004. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PST that same day. The call will be hosted by Ron Drapeau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Office... 
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01/08/04Callaway Golf Introduces New Line of Forged+ Wedges Designed by Short-Game Expert Roger Cleveland
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the introduction of the new Callaway Golf(R) Forged+ Wedges, the latest masterpieces from the Company's Chief Golf Club Designer, Roger Cleveland. The new Callaway Golf Forged+ Wedges have been created using Roger Cleveland's decades of short game expertise, Callaway Golf's world-class production resources and extensive feedback from tour professionals. The new wedges offer golfers many exci... 
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01/05/04Callaway Golf Recorded Major Gains in PGA Tour Driver Usage During Highly Successful 2003 Professional Golf Season
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2004--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) saw its driver usage on the PGA Tour nearly doubled in 2003, thanks to the success of the Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Driver and the mid-season tour debut of the hot new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver -- which is poised to ship to retail accounts this month. Callaway Golf's strong surge in overall driver usage was a key element in another highly successful year for the Company's products and staff professional... 
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12/18/03Callaway Golf Provides Guidance for Full Year 2003 and 2004
CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec 18, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it expects consolidated net sales and fully diluted earnings per share for the year ending December 31, 2003 to be approximately $810 million and between $0.65 and $0.67, including a positive effect on earnings of about $0.05 per share attributable to a lower than usual effective tax rate in 2003. This earnings estimate also includes a negative effect on earnings of approximately $0.23 ... 
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12/18/03Callaway Golf Introduces New Big Bertha Blue and Red Golf Balls, Combining Tour-Level Aerodynamics with Two-Piece Distance
CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec 18, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today introduced the new Big Bertha(R) Golf Balls, the latest addition to the Company's revamped line of high-performance golf balls. The first golf balls to carry the Big Bertha name feature a two-piece design engineered for maximum distance with the added benefit of Callaway Golf's patented dimple-free HEX aerodynamics. The new Big Bertha Golf Balls will be available in Red for more distance and Blue for... 
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12/11/03Callaway Golf Company Announces Conference Call
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors on December 18, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. PST. The call will be hosted by Ron Drapeau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In the Company's third quarter earnings release, the Company announced that it would provide additional financial guida... 
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12/11/03Callaway Golf Introduces New Big Bertha Stainless Steel Irons with Notch Weighting and Contemporary Styling
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the introduction of next-generation Big Bertha(R) Stainless Steel Irons, the most user-friendly stainless steel irons the Company has ever made. Callaway Golf engineers have enhanced the new Big Bertha Irons with Notch Weighting Technology for increased forgiveness and stability that golfers of all skill levels can enjoy. The new Big Bertha Irons are expected to ship to retail accounts next... 
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12/04/03Callaway Golf Honored by Better Business Bureau with 2003 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) was recently honored by the San Diego Better Business Bureau with a 2003 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. Callaway Golf was one of eight Torch Award-winners out of 23 area companies recognized for their outstanding commitment to ethical business practices, both in operations and in their dealings with employees, vendors and customers. The award was announced December 2. Callaway Golf won the Torch ... 
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12/04/03Callaway Golf to Preserve and Protect Ben Hogan Heritage by Relocating Hogan Club Manufacturing to Main Facility
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced it will transfer essentially all of the Ben Hogan(R) golf club manufacturing operations from their current location in Fort Worth, Texas, to Callaway Golf headquarters in Carlsbad, California. The move will be completed early in 2004. Callaway Golf will continue the uninterrupted production of the popular Hogan forged blade iron line and other Hogan golf products, said Chairman and CEO Ron Dr... 
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12/03/03Callaway Golf Stops Sales of Putter Copies
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that a federal court in Florida has agreed to issue an order blocking a Florida golf club importer and retailer from importing and selling illegal copies of the Odyssey(R) White Hot(R) 2-Ball Putter. The order was issued on December 2, 2003, and applies to the defendant and all persons acting in concert with the defendant who have actual notice of the order. Callaway Golf(R) sued Inter... 
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12/01/03Callaway Golf Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam Makes Skins Game History Using the New ERC Fusion Driver and HX Tour Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2003--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam has made history again, and as usual she used the Company's clubs and balls to do so. Sorenstam's latest entry in the record books came this past weekend at The Skins Game, where she became the first woman to tee it up in the annual TV match. Sorenstam's spectacular play with her new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver and HX(R) Tour Golf Ball helped her finish second at the event with $225,... 
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11/24/03New ERC Fusion Driver Wins Again to Give Callaway Golf Drivers a 1-2 Finish at Season-Ending LPGA Tour ADT Championship
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 24, 2003--The new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver from Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) posted another big win yesterday. The winner of the ADT Championship used the hot new club in her one-stroke victory over Annika Sorenstam, giving the ERC Fusion Driver a 1-2 finish at the final LPGA Tour event of the season. This latest ERC Fusion victory comes shortly after Jim Thorpe won the Champions Tour season finale with an ERC Fusion Driver. The winner of ... 
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11/17/03Callaway Golf Company Promotes Ian Davis to Senior Vice President of Manufacturing
CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov 17, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the promotion of Ian Davis to the position of Senior Vice President of Manufacturing. Davis has been with the Company since March 2000, most recently as Vice President of Club and Ball Manufacturing. In his new position, Davis will report directly to Patrice Hutin, President and Chief Operating Officer. Davis will oversee all manufacturing operations for Callaway Golf, including the Qua... 
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11/11/03Callaway Golf Company Declares Third Quarter Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors has approved a dividend with respect to the third quarter of 2003 of $.07 per share, payable December 16, 2003, to shareholders of record as of November 25, 2003. Callaway Golf Company makes and sells Big Bertha(R) Metal Woods and Irons, including ERC(R) Fusion(R) Drivers, Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Drivers and Fairway Woods, Bi... 
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11/10/03Callaway Golf Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam Powers to Another Record-Breaking Win with New ERC Fusion Driver, HX Tour Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2003--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam yesterday added another LPGA scoring record to her rapidly expanding career total. In her overwhelming 9-stroke victory at the Mizuno Classic, Sorenstam posted a winning total of 24-under-par 192, bettering the previous LPGA record for a 54-hole tournament by one stroke and cruising to her sixth win of the year and her third straight Mizuno Classic victory. Sorenstam relied excl... 
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11/10/03Callaway Golf Company Foundation Recognizes Vista Community Clinic With Inaugural Award For Organizational Excellence
CARLSBAD, CA., November 10, 2003 – The Callaway Golf Company Foundation, as part of its work to improve the communities in which Callaway Golf® Company (NYSE: ELY) operates, has presented the inaugural Award for Organizational Excellence to the Vista Community Clinic. The nonprofit organization serves residents of northern San Diego County who have financial, social or cultural barriers to medicine and health education. The Callaway Golf Company Foundation Award for Organizational Excell... 
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10/30/03Callaway Golf Company Foundation Pledges Cash Grant for Fire Relief; Company Employees Encouraged to Make Local Donations
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 30, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) and its employees are working to help the San Diego County community rebuild from the devastation caused by the wildfires burning in and around the area. Today, the Callaway Golf Company Foundation committed to sending a $50,000 cash grant to be divided among six local organizations that are responding directly to the disaster. The Foundation has also committed to matching individual employee donations up ... 
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10/30/03Callaway Golf Announces the Return of Big Bertha: Introducing the New Big Bertha Titanium Driver and Big Bertha Stainless Steel Fairway Woods
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 30, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the introduction of an all-new family of drivers and fairway woods carrying the beloved Big Bertha(R) name. The Company's new Big Bertha Titanium Driver and Big Bertha Stainless Steel Fairway Woods combine the performance and forgiveness golfers expect from Callaway Golf(R) with exceptional value. The new Big Bertha Driver and Fairway Woods are expected to ship to retail accounts in January... 
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10/27/03Victory by Callaway Golf Staff Professional Jim Thorpe Highlights a Two-Win Weekend for the New ERC Fusion Driver; Thorpe Also Uses the New HX Tour Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2003--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Jim Thorpe used the Company's new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver and HX(R) Tour Golf ball to power his way to a wire-to-wire victory at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship yesterday. Thorpe's impressive victory over an elite field at the season-ending event lifted him to second on the Champions Tour money list and was one of two wins posted yesterday by players using Callaway Golf's innovative new drive... 
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10/23/03Callaway Golf Announces Nine Months' Results and Upgrades Full Year Earnings Estimates for Its Core Business
Nine-Month Net Income and Earnings Per Share Are the Highest Since 1997 CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 23, 2003-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today released its consolidated financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2003, announcing net income of $79 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.19, increases of 5% and 7%, respectively, over the same period in the prior year. The reported net income and earnings per share a... 
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10/17/03Top-Flite Reaches Five-Year Agreement with Union
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that a five-year collective bargaining agreement between its wholly owned subsidiary, The Top-Flite Golf Company, and the Boilermaker's Union Local 1851 has been ratified. The union represents the production and maintenance employees at Top-Flite's golf ball manufacturing facility in Chicopee, Massachusetts. "This agreement provides the foundation to secure and grow our manufacturing ... 
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10/13/03Callaway Golf's New ERC Fusion Driver Is a Winner on Tour for a Third Consecutive Week; Odyssey 2-Ball Blade Putter Scores Another Victory
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2003--The new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver from Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) continues its momentum-building pace on the world's professional tours. The hot new driver -- which combines a forged titanium cup-face area with a precision-weighted composite body -- was used to win the Dutch Open yesterday, marking the third consecutive week that this revolutionary driver has been a winner on the world's professional tours. This is the first win for ... 
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10/10/03Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Nine Month 2003 Results Over The Internet
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 10, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its nine month 2003 results on Thursday afternoon, October 23, 2003. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be hosted by Ron Drapeau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. ... 
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10/06/03Callaway Golf's New ERC Fusion Driver and HX Tour Golf Ball Continue Hot Start by Recording Two More Tour Wins
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) unveiled its new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver and HX(R) Tour Golf Ball last week just days after Staff Professionals Annika Sorenstam and James Oh used the new products to score victories on their respective tours. This past weekend the Company's newest products continued their winning ways, with the winner of the PGA Tour's Southern Farm Bureau Classic using the ERC Fusion Driver and the champion of the Longs D... 
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10/02/03Callaway Golf Introduces New HX Tour Golf Ball with Improved Construction and Aerodynamics for Unmatched All-Around Performance
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today officially introduced its new HX(R) Tour Golf Ball, the Company's new flagship golf ball. The HX Tour Golf Ball features significant improvements in every area, including aerodynamics, cover and core technology and overall performance -- and it has already become one of the most popular balls on the world's professional tours during several weeks of testing by the best players in the world. The HX Tou... 
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10/01/03Multimedia Available: Callaway Golf Introduces New ERC Fusion Driver; Revolutionary Design Combines High-Performance Benefits of Titanium and Composites
--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today officially introduced its new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver -- featuring radical new Fusion Technology for explosive performance off the tee. Bearing the initials of Company founder Ely Reeves Callaway, the ERC Fusion Driver represents the most forward-looking design Callaway Golf has ever brought to market. The driver combines a high-performance forged titanium "cup-face" with a lightweight carbon composite body that contains str... 
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10/01/03Callaway Golf Introduces New ERC Fusion Driver; Revolutionary Design Combines High-Performance Benefits of Titanium and Composites
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today officially introduced its new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver -- featuring radical new Fusion Technology for explosive performance off the tee. Bearing the initials of Company founder Ely Reeves Callaway, the ERC Fusion Driver represents the most forward-looking design Callaway Golf has ever brought to market. The driver combines a high-performance forged titanium "cup-face" with a lightweight carbon composit... 
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09/30/03Callaway Golf Names Keith Keindel Senior Vice President, International
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the appointment of Keith Keindel to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, International. Keindel is an industry veteran with 14 years of experience with The Top-Flite Golf Company, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Callaway Golf(R). He will report directly to Patrice Hutin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Callaway Golf. Keindel will oversee all interna... 
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09/30/03eBay Seller Pleads Guilty in Counterfeit Golf Clubs Criminal Prosecution; Callaway Golf Raids Chinese Source
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that its investigation of counterfeit golf club sales on eBay.com has resulted in the successful criminal prosecution of an individual in Erie, New York, and the raid of a factory in China. William Meyers, from Clarence Center, New York, was charged in Erie County Supreme Court with selling counterfeit Callaway Golf clubs on eBay.com. The counterfeit golf club sets typically consiste... 
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09/29/03Callaway Golf Staff Pro Annika Sorenstam Surges to Victory after Switching to New Prototype Driver and Prototype Golf Ball
James Oh Wins Nationwide Event with Prototype Driver and Ball to Become Youngest Ever Winner in PGA Tour-Sanctioned Event CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2003-- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam won the Safeway Classic yesterday using the Company's hot new prototype driver and prototype golf ball, both of which Callaway Golf(R) has been testing on the world's professional tours over the past several weeks. The same prototype driv... 
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09/24/03Callaway Golf Announces Licensing Agreement with TRG Accessories to Create and Sell Callaway Golf Travel Gear and Gift Items
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 24, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) has announced the signing of an exclusive global licensing agreement with TRG Accessories, which is also a global licensee for the successful Swiss Army Brands and Timberland Company travel gear businesses. The agreement calls for TRG to create and sell a Callaway Golf(R) Gear collection of golf travel bags, golf travel gear and accessories and golf-related gifts. Callaway Golf Gear products will debut in the holi... 
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09/24/03Callaway Golf Announces Licensing Agreement with Fossil, Inc. to Create and Sell Callaway Golf Timepiece Collection
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 24, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) has signed an exclusive multiyear global licensing agreement with Fossil, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL). Under the agreement, Fossil will design, manufacture, market and distribute a line of Callaway Golf(R) watches and clocks. The Callaway Golf Timepiece Collection will officially launch in January 2004 at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. "Callaway Golf is looking forward to our new partnership with Fos... 
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09/22/03Callaway Golf Records Another Tour Win with New Prototype Golf Ball; Odyssey DFX 2-Ball Blade Putter Also Rolls to Victory
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 22, 2003--The new prototype golf ball from Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) has recorded its second professional tour victory. The winner of the ANA Open at the Sapporo Golf Club on the Japan Golf Tour won with the prototype golf ball, which Callaway Golf has been testing on the world's professional tours over the past several weeks. The Company has not determined when this new golf ball will be introduced to the public, and testing will continue ... 
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09/18/03Callaway Golf Company Promotes Patrice Hutin to Position of President and Chief Operating Officer
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 18, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the promotion of Patrice Hutin to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Hutin, who previously was the Company's Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Advertising, will report to Callaway Golf CEO and Chairman Ron Drapeau. "Patrice has been an extremely valuable contributor to the success of Callaway Golf over the past three years," Mr. D... 
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09/15/03Callaway Golf Closes on Purchase of Top-Flite Assets
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 15, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced it has completed its transaction for the purchase of substantially all of the assets of the Top-Flite Golf Company. The closing took place at the New York law offices of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison. The Company will announce further details during a conference call with financial analysts and investors in late September. Callaway Golf Company makes and sells Big Bertha(R) ... 
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09/10/03Callaway Golf to Name Bob Penicka President, COO of Top-Flite
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that Bob Penicka will be appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer of Top-Flite(R) Golf Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Callaway Golf, upon the completion of the acquisition of Top-Flite's assets later this month. Mr. Penicka, 41, who joined Callaway Golf in 1997, had most recently been Executive Vice President of Manufacturing in golf club and golf ball operations since June... 
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09/08/03Champions Tour Winner Uses New Callaway Golf Prototype Driver; Surge in Tour Usage Both in Prototype Driver and Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 8, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) and its new prototype driver both were victorious yesterday. The winner of the Kroger Classic used the hot new prototype driver to lead the tournament from start to finish and earn his first Champions Tour victory in more than a year. Callaway Golf's prototype driver has become one of the most popular drivers across the world's professional tours despite limited availability during its testing with tour pla... 
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09/04/03Callaway Golf Approved as Buyer of Top-Flite
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 4, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, has approved its offer to purchase substantially all of the assets of the Top-Flite Golf Company for $174.4 million in cash and assumption of debt, plus the assumption of certain operating liabilities. The acquired assets will include working capital (inventory and accounts receivable) of approximately $100 million at closing, fixed ass... 
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09/04/03Callaway Golf Wins Auction for Top-Flite
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 4, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced it has prevailed in the auction to purchase substantially all of the assets of the Top-Flite Golf Company. The proposed sale to Callaway Golf will be submitted to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, for final approval at a hearing scheduled for 12:30 EDT on September 4, 2003. Callaway Golf Company makes and sells Big Bertha(R) Metal Woods and Irons, including Great Big Bert... 
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08/28/03Callaway Golf Company Announces Commitment to Participate in 2004 PGA Merchandise Show
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced it will participate in the 2004 PGA Merchandise Show at Orlando. The world's #1 manufacturer of woods, irons and putters, Callaway Golf will display a broad array of new products in the largest booth at the Jan. 29, 2004 PGA Merchandise Show, said Patrice Hutin, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Advertising. "We are very excited about the product lineup we are bringing to ... 
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08/27/03Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Putter is #1 Putter Model in Play at the 2003 U.S. MEN’S AND WOMEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS
CARLSBAD, CA., August 27, 2003 – Competitors at last week's U.S. Amateur Championship made the Odyssey® White Hot® 2-Ball Putter the #1 single putter model in play at the event. Odyssey Golf, a brand of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY), had a total of 106 putters in play at the event, including 56 Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Putters. A total of 66 Odyssey 2-Ball Putters were put in play at the U.S. Amateur, counting other models such as the new Odyssey DFX™ 2-Ball Blade Putter. Odyssey Golf was on... 
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08/26/03Callaway Golf Launches Standalone Web Site for Successful `Trade in! Trade up!' Program, Expands Program to Canada
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the creation of a standalone website for its innovative and successful Trade In! Trade Up!(TM) Program. Consumers are encouraged to log onto www.TradeInTradeUp.com to learn more about the program and find participating retailers. The Trade In! Trade Up! Program gives golfers the opportunity to trade in their used Callaway Golf(R) clubs at all authorized Callaway Golf retailers for credit to... 
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08/22/03Callaway Golf Signs NASCAR Driver Rusty Wallace to Multiyear Endorsement and Licensing Agreement
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 22, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced a unique new partnership with one of NASCAR's top drivers. Rusty Wallace has signed a multiyear endorsement agreement that will put the Company's logo on his uniform sleeve and make Callaway Golf a licensee of Wallace's racing team. Wallace, who turns 47 this week, will make promotional appearances on behalf of Callaway Golf as part of the agreement. Meanwhile, Callaway Golf will use Wallace... 
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08/20/03Callaway Golf Company Declares Second Quarter Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug 20, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a dividend with respect to the second quarter of 2003 of $.07 per share, payable September 24, 2003 to shareholders of record as of September 3, 2003. Callaway Golf Company makes and sells Big Bertha(R) Metal Woods and Irons, including Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Drivers and Fairway Woods, Big Bertha Steelhead(TM) III Stainless Steel Drivers ... 
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08/18/03Callaway Golf Staff Professional Jim Thorpe Uses Prototype Golf Ball, New Odyssey 2-Ball Blade Putter in Champions Tour Victory
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 18, 2003--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Jim Thorpe became the first player to win a pro tour event with the Company's new prototype golf ball, birdieing two of the final three holes yesterday to win the Long Island Classic by one stroke. Thorpe's victory was keyed by his record performance with the new ball -- which Callaway Golf is testing on the world's professional tours -- and with the new Odyssey(R) White Hot(R) 2-Ball Blade Putt... 
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08/05/03Multimedia Available: Callaway Golf Signs U.S. Amateur Champion Ricky Barnes to Play the Company's Clubs and Balls as a Professional
Aug 05, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that Ricky Barnes has joined the Company's team of staff professionals. Barnes, the 2002 U.S. Amateur champion, is making his professional debut this week at The International. Barnes, 22, will play Callaway Golf(R) clubs and balls, wear a Callaway Golf glove, carry a Callaway Golf staff bag and wear the Company's logo on his headwear as part of a multi-year agreement. You can reach the story directly by ... 
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08/05/03Callaway Golf Signs U.S. Amateur Champion Ricky Barnes to Play the Company's Clubs and Balls as a Professional
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 5, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that Ricky Barnes has joined the Company's team of staff professionals. Barnes, the 2002 U.S. Amateur champion, is making his professional debut this week at The International. Barnes, 22, will play Callaway Golf(R) clubs and balls, wear a Callaway Golf glove, carry a Callaway Golf staff bag and wear the Company's logo on his headwear as part of a multi-year agreement. Barnes said that... 
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08/04/03Callaway Golf Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam Completes Career Grand Slam with Win at Women's British Open
Uses Great Big Bertha II Driver, New Odyssey 2-Ball Blade Putter in Win CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug 4, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam has added another historic victory to her illustrious record. Sorenstam won the Weetabix Women's British Open yesterday, completing a career Grand Slam in women's golf -- meaning she has now won each of the circuit's four major events, including the Nabisco Championship, the McDonald's LPGA Championship and th... 
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07/31/03Cash Payments to Callaway Golf Exceed $1 Million in Knockoff Case
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that it has received an additional $800,000 in cash settlements from a group of defendants charged with selling "Big Easy" golf clubs, bringing total cash settlements in the case to over $1 million. In addition, the settling defendants have forfeited inventory with a retail value estimated at approximately $1 million, released the balance of a seized bank account, and agreed to an injunctio... 
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07/23/03Bankruptcy Court Approves Initial Bid by Callaway Golf to Buy Top-Flite Assets; Schedule Set for Other Bids and Sale
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, has established a process and a timetable for the sale of substantially all the assets of The Top-Flite Golf Company. Pursuant to the official order approved by the Court at a hearing held today, Callaway Golf's initial bid of $125 million will be the "stalking horse" bid under a process where other qualified bidders will have the opportunit... 
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07/22/03Odyssey Golf Announces Line Extension of #1 Putter in Golf by Bringing New Odyssey 2-Ball Blade Putter to Market
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 22, 2003--Odyssey(R) Golf, a brand of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the addition of two new models to the best-selling line of Odyssey 2-Ball Putters. The new Odyssey 2-Ball Blade Putters -- available in both White Hot(R) and DFX(TM) models -- combine the benefits of the innovative 2-Ball alignment system with a more compact blade-styled clubhead design. The Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Blade Putter is scheduled to ship to retail acco... 
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07/17/03Callaway Golf Announces Record Six Months' Net Income and EPS; Increases EPS Guidance for 2003
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 17, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2003, announcing net income of $76.6 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.16, both records for the Company. The Company estimates diluted earnings per share for the year of approximately $0.95 on a lower revenue estimate of $780 million. For the quarter ended June 30, 2003, the Company reported net sales of $242.1 million,... 
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07/09/03Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Second Quarter 2003 Results Over The Internet
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 9, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2003 results on Thursday afternoon, July 17, 2003. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be hosted by Ron Drapeau, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.... 
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07/07/03Callaway Golf Staff Professional Phillip Price Wins European Open; Four of Top Six Finishers Use Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver, Steelhead X-16 Irons, HX Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 2003--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY), Staff Professional Phillip Price completed a week of dominance at the Smurfit European Open yesterday, closing out his wire-to-wire victory at the K Club in Dublin with a birdie at the final hole to secure the third win of his PGA European Tour career. The victory highlighted a powerful showing for Callaway Golf and its products at the K Club in Dublin, as Callaway Golf Staff Professionals accounted for four of th... 
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06/30/03Callaway Golf Announces Acquisition of Top-Flite
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 2003--(NYSE:ELY) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with The Top-Flite Golf Company to purchase the major assets associated with Top-Flite's business, including its manufacturing facilities, the Top-Flite, Strata and Ben Hogan brands, and all golf-related patents and trademarks. The assets will be acquired free and clear of any existing debt and most other liabilities pursuant to a Chapter 11 petition filed by the Top-Flite Co... 
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06/30/03Odyssey 2-Ball Putters Claim Another Major Championship Win; U.S. Senior Open Champion Uses Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Long Putter
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jun 30, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- An Odyssey(R) 2-Ball Putter was used to win the U.S. Senior Open yesterday, marking the second major championship victory this year for the best-selling family of putters. The winner of the 2003 U.S. Senior Open used an Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Long Putter to win his first professional major championship by two strokes. Odyssey Golf, a brand of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY), was also victorious on the PGA European Tour yesterday, givin... 
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06/23/03PGA Tour Victory Highlights a Three-Win Worldwide Weekend for Callaway Golf's Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 2003--The Great Big Bertha II(R) Driver from Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) scored victories across three tours yesterday, bringing the driver's victory total to 16 across the world's six major professional tours combined this year. The Buick Classic champion used his Great Big Bertha II Pro Series Titanium Driver to earn his first PGA Tour title in a playoff, and the winner of the Diageo Championship used his Great Big Bertha II Pro Series T... 
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06/16/03Callaway Golf Staff Pro Rachel Teske Wins LPGA Classic Using Great Big Bertha II Driver, X-16 Irons and HX Red Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2003--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Rachel Teske earned her first LPGA Tour victory of the year in a playoff at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic yesterday. Teske's birdie on the third extra hole gave her the win over three other players, including Callaway Golf Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam. Sorenstam and Teske have now combined to win the last three events on the LPGA Tour. Teske rolled into the playoff and ultimately to ... 
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06/16/03Callaway Golf Company is Honored With The 2003 National Family Volunteer Award
Carlsbad, CA., June 16, 2003, – Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that it has received the 2003 National Family Volunteer Award from the Points of Light Foundation for continuous efforts in community volunteerism. The Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National network, based in Washington, D.C., is a nationwide organization that encourages and facilitates millions of volunteers to help solve serious social problems within their communities. Callaway Golf was re... 
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06/09/03Callaway Golf Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam Wins Fifth Major in Dramatic Playoff Using Great Big Bertha II Driver and HX Red Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2003--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam added another major championship to her impressive collection by winning the McDonald's LPGA Championship yesterday. Sorenstam's tap-in par on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff secured the fifth major championship of her Hall-of-Fame career and her fourth international victory of the 2003 season. The victory was also the second in as many weeks on the LPGA Tour after Soren... 
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06/02/03Callaway Golf Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam Makes Triumphant Return To LPGA Tour Using Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2003--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam has followed her history-making appearance on the PGA Tour with a record-setting return to the LPGA Tour, winning the Kellogg-Keebler Classic yesterday in dominating fashion. Sorenstam set a tournament record with her first-round 62 at the event and never looked back in successfully defending one of her 11 LPGA Tour titles from last year. Sorenstam has now won twice on the LPGA T... 
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05/30/03``Big Easy'' Knockoff Sellers Pay Callaway Golf; Court Date Set for Newport Golf and Jimmy Lin
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that Shirley Tsou and GolfCo in Brea, California, as well as Alex Mowry and National Golf Liquidators of Oceanside and Anaheim, California, have agreed to a permanent injunction prohibiting them from selling "Big Easy" golf clubs or any other golf clubs that infringe Callaway Golf's intellectual property rights. In addition, these settling defendants will collectively pay Callaway Golf more ... 
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05/27/03Callaway Golf Equipment is Winners' Choice on Four Tours; Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam Makes History at the Colonial
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) clubs and balls were used by the champions on four of the six major professional tours last week. The Company was also front and center during the biggest story of the golf season -- Callaway Golf Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam's historic appearance on the PGA Tour. Sorenstam competed at the Bank of America Colonial, the first woman in 58 years to play in a PGA Tour event. She missed the 36-hole ... 
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05/19/03Odyssey 2-Ball Putter Cards 38th Pro Tour Victory; Three More Worldwide Wins for Odyssey Putters This Week; Sorenstam Ready to Roll at Colonial with Her Odyssey 2-Ball Putter
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 19, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- An Odyssey(R) 2-Ball Putter was used to win the Nationwide Virginia Beach Open yesterday, marking the ninth international tour victory of the year for the best-selling putter in golf. These unique putters have dominated the professional tours over the past two years while boosting Odyssey Golf -- a brand of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) -- to its highest sales and market-share numbers ever, and this week the distinctive Odyssey 2-Ball ... 
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05/13/03Callaway Golf Company Declares First Quarter Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a dividend with respect to the first quarter of 2003 of $.07 per share, payable June 17, 2003 to shareholders of record as of May 27, 2003. Callaway Golf Company makes and sells Big Bertha(R) Metal Woods and Irons, including Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Drivers and Fairway Woods, Big Bertha Steelhead(TM) III Stainless Steel Drivers and Fairway W... 
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05/12/03Callaway Golf Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam Wins by 9 Strokes Using Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver And HX Red Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 12, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam won the Japan LPGA Tour's Nichirei Cup yesterday at Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club, earning her second victory in six events around the world this year. The resounding nine-stroke triumph came in Sorenstam's final tour event before she is scheduled to play in the PGA Tour's Bank of America Colonial on May 22. "Winning here definitely gives me confidence for the Colonial," said ... 
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05/06/03Callaway Golf Wins Driver Count Across Six Major Tours Combined; Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver Earns Another European Victory
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) claimed the title of No. 1 driver across the world's six major professional tours combined last week. A total of 229 drivers manufactured by Callaway Golf were put in play by touring pros across the PGA, Champions, LPGA, Nationwide, PGA European and Japan Golf tours combined for the week ending May 4 -- the most by any golf manufacturer. Data from the Darrell Survey Co. and Sports Marketing Surveys Ltd. show... 
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05/01/03Callaway Golf Launches `Great Shots' Contest; Grand Prize Includes Golf with Tour Pros at Pebble Beach
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced an exciting new contest that will give the winners a chance to play in a tournament with the pros on some of the world's great golf courses. Golfers who purchase a new Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Driver or Fairway Wood in the United States or Canada can enter the Company's "Great Shots" contest, which will award a grand prize that will send the winner and three friends on the golf vacatio... 
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04/28/03Kenneth Ferrie Earns European Tour Victory with Callaway Golf's HX Blue Golf Ball; Great Big Bertha II Driver, Odyssey 2-Ball Putter Also Winners
CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 28, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) clubs and balls played a central role in another breakthrough tour victory yesterday. Callaway Golf Ball Staff Professional Kenneth Ferrie used the HX(R) Blue golf ball to win the Spanish Open and earn his first PGA European Tour victory. Ferrie won a three-man playoff with a tap-in birdie on the second playoff hole, giving Callaway Golf its eighth golf ball victory across the world's six major professiona... 
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04/23/03Callaway Golf Exceeds Estimates with First Quarter Results; Estimates for the Year Remain Unchanged
CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 23, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003, announcing a 42% year-over-year increase in diluted earnings per share on a 6% increase in sales. The Company reported net sales of $271.7 million, compared to $256.7 million during the same quarter in 2002. Foreign currency exchange rates favorably impacted net sales for the first quarter by approximately $11.9 million. Ne... 
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04/17/03Samuel H. Armacost and John C. Cushman, III Named to Callaway Golf Company's Board of Directors; Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Plans to Retire at the End of Term
CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 17, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that Samuel H. Armacost and John C. Cushman, III have been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. They will both begin serving immediately, and will stand for election to full one-year terms at the Company's Annual Meeting in June. The addition of the two new independent directors expands the board to a total of eight members, including Chairman Ronald A. Drapeau, William C. Baker, ... 
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04/09/03Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast First Quarter 2003 Results Over The Internet
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 9, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2003 results on Wednesday afternoon, April 23, 2003. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be hosted by Ron Drapeau, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Office... 
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04/07/03Annika Sorenstam Leads Two-Win Weekend for Callaway Golf's Great Big Bertha II Titanium Drivers
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2003--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam earned her first victory of the season yesterday, posting a wire-to-wire win at the Office Depot Championship. Sorenstam's four-stroke triumph at El Caballero Country Club near Los Angeles was one of two victories yesterday for golfers using Callaway Golf's Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Drivers across the world's major professional tours. It was a winning weekend across the bo... 
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03/31/03Callaway Golf Drivers Claim Victory atTwo of Three Tour Events, Including the First 2003 Major Championship
CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 31, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Drivers made by Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) were used by two of the three professional tournament champions yesterday. That includes the first major championship of the 2003 golf season, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, which was won by a golfer using a Callaway Golf(R) titanium driver. Meanwhile, the Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Driver was used to win the Chitimacha Louisiana Open -- the fourth victory for the new drivers across t... 
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03/31/03Callaway Golf Chief Doles Advice to AreaBusinesses
Head of One of San Diego's Corporate Success Stories Shares His Philosophy on Transitioning from a 'Big, Small Company' to a 'Small, Big Company' at TiE San Diego's March Event SAN DIEGO, Mar 31, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf's Ron Drapeau drew a large crowd of golf aficionados and business types to this month's TiE San Diego event, eager to listen to the philosophies and business practices he attributes to the company's success in its chosen market. The Carlsbad company is the worl... 
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03/26/03Annika Sorenstam Steps Into 2003 LPGA Tour Season with Shoes from the New Callaway Golf Footwear Collection
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 26, 2003--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam has announced that she will wear shoes from the new Callaway Golf(R) footwear collection this year. Sorenstam wore Callaway Golf shoes in competition for the first time last week when she kicked off her 2003 season at the Safeway Ping LPGA Tour event. She will be wearing them this week as she defends her consecutive titles at golf's first major championship of the ... 
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03/24/03Callaway Golf Drivers Remain No. 1 on World Pro Tours Combined for Second Consecutive Week
CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 24, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For the second consecutive week, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) is the No. 1 driver brand in play across the world's major professional tours combined. A total of 148 Callaway Golf(R) drivers were used on the PGA, Champions, LPGA and PGA European tours combined this past week, compared with 144 drivers for the nearest competitor, according to data from the Darrell Survey Co. and Sports Marketing Surveys Ltd. "We're pleased with the wa... 
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03/21/03Callaway Golf and the National Hockey League Announce Licensing Agreement to Market NHL-Logoed Golf Products
CARLSBAD, Calif. & NEW YORK, Mar 21, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with the National Hockey League to manufacture and sell golf products bearing the logos of the NHL and its teams. The multiyear agreement applies to Callaway Golf products and putters bearing the name of the Company's putter brand, Odyssey(R) Golf. The announcement was made by Callaway Golf and the NHL today at a joint media event at the Ca... 
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03/17/03Callaway Golf Surges into the Top Spot in Driver Usage as No. 1 Driver Brand Across the World's Major Professional Tours
CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 17, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) has reclaimed the title of the top driver brand across the world's major professional tours combined. A total of 157 Callaway Golf(R) drivers were used on the PGA, Champions, LPGA and PGA European tours combined this past week, compared with 152 drivers for the nearest competitor, according to data from the Darrell Survey Co. and Sports Marketing Surveys Ltd. This is the first time the Company has led the c... 
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03/17/03Callaway Golf Halts Sale of Illegal 2-Ball Putter Knockoffs In Japan
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 17, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that Japan-based golf club sellers Kabushiki Kaisha Maruzen ("K.K. Maruzen") and Kabushiki Kaisha Seima ("K.K. Seima") have agreed to immediately cease the sale of their "White Shot New Wave Twin Ball" putter and to pay Callaway Golf an undisclosed amount of money to settle Callaway Golf's trademark and trade dress infringement claims. In the settlement, K.K. Maruze... 
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03/06/03Callaway Golf is No. 1 in U.S. Wood Sales at Retail for Sixth Straight Year; Also Leads Market in Sales of Irons and Putters
CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 6, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that -- for the sixth consecutive year -- it is the #1 seller of woods in the United States. According to official figures for the full year 2002 compiled by Golf Datatech, which monitors retail sales in the United States, Callaway Golf continues to set the pace in both units sold at 21.6% and revenues earned at 28.3% in the highly competitive woods segment of the golf equipment market. Co... 
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03/03/03Callaway Golf Creates Corporate Governance Website
CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 3, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the creation of a comprehensive Corporate Governance section on its Company website. The Corporate Governance section, which can be found at www.callawaygolf.com/corporate/corp_gov.asp, is a thorough overview of the Company's policies and procedures intended to assure adherence to high standards of corporate integrity. The website is an outgrowth of a 2002 directive from the Company's Board... 
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02/27/03Callaway Golf Company Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 27, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a dividend with respect to the fourth quarter of 2002 of $.07 per share, payable April 3, 2003 to shareholders of record as of March 13, 2003. Callaway Golf Company makes and sells Big Bertha(R) Metal Woods and Irons, including Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Drivers and Fairway Woods, Big Bertha Steelhead(TM) III Stainless Steel Drivers and Fairway... 
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02/23/03Fleisher Drives to Victory with Great Big Bertha II Driver, CTU 30 Ball; Callaway's Great Big Bertha II is #1 Driver Model on Combined Pro Tours
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 23, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Bruce Fleisher is the latest pro golfer to win using the Great Big Bertha(R) II Pro Series Titanium Driver -- the No. 1 driver model across the world's major professional tours this year. Fleisher shot a final-round 67 to win the Verizon Classic and claim his 16th victory as a senior. Callaway Golf's new Great Big Bertha II Pro Series Titanium Driver has now been used to win three of the first fou... 
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02/11/03Callaway Golf Woods, Irons and Putters are #1 Choice of Amateurs At Both the Bob Hope and Pebble Beach Pro-Ams
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 11, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) has again emerged as the undisputed brand leader among amateur contestants in the two most prestigious Pro-Am tournaments on the PGA Tour. According to the Darrell Survey, woods, irons and putters made by Callaway Golf were #1 in usage by the combined total of 564 amateur participants in the fields at the recent Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. This marks the third consec... 
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02/09/03Callaway Golf's Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver Notches Second Consecutive Champions Tour Victory
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 10, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) and its new Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Driver have started the 2003 Champions Tour season with two consecutive victories. The winner of Sunday's Royal Caribbean Golf Classic used a Great Big Bertha II Pro Series Titanium Driver and a Callaway Golf fairway wood to earn his first senior victory. Two of the top three finishers at the first full-field event of the Champions Tour season used G... 
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02/06/03Callaway Golf Announces 2002 Results, Exceeding Mid-December Guidance
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 6, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2002, announcing net sales for the full year of $792.1 million, versus $816.2 million for the prior year (a decrease of 3%), and earnings per diluted share of $1.03, versus $0.82 (an increase of 26%). Net income for the full year was $69.4 million, versus $58.4 million last year (an increase of 19%). Currency fluctuations had no si... 
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02/04/03Callaway Golf Joins PGA Exchange Online Buying Service, Expands Support and Service for PGA Golf Professionals
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 4, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that it is now a Charter Member of the PGA Exchange (www.pgaexchange.com), the official online wholesale buying destination for PGA Professionals in the United States. Through PGA Exchange, Callaway Golf will be able to efficiently sell its products and communicate important product and promotional information to PGA Professionals at more than 10,000 PGA Professional-staffed facilities. The P... 
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02/03/03Callaway Golf's Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver is a Winner At Season-Opening Champions Tour Event
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 3, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) started the 2003 Champions Tour season on a victorious note yesterday, as the winner of the MasterCard Championship used 14 of the Company's golf clubs. The eight-time senior champion used Callaway Golf's new Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Driver, along with a Big Bertha(R) Steelhead(TM) III 7-wood, Steelhead X-14(TM) Irons, a pair of Callaway Golf(R) Forged Wedges and an Odyssey(R) Putter. The 55-yea... 
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01/31/03PGA Tour Winner K.J. Choi Joins Callaway Golf's Growing Roster of Golf Ball Staff Professionals
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that K.J. Choi has officially joined the team of Callaway Golf Ball Staff Professionals. Choi will continue to use Callaway Golf balls as he plays on the PGA Tour and around the world. Choi won twice on the PGA Tour last year using the CTU 30 Red golf ball. Choi, 32, is playing his fourth season on the PGA Tour. The South Korean native experienced a breakthrough year... 
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01/30/03Callaway Golf Ball Staff Professional Lian-Wei Zhang Makes History With Victory At Caltex Masters Using the HX Blue Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2003--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Ball Staff Professional Lian-Wei Zhang used the HX(R) Blue golf ball to achieve two lofty goals this past week. Not only did he become the first Chinese golfer to win a PGA European Tour event, but he also became the first golfer to beat Ernie Els in 2003. Zhang overcame a two-shot deficit in the final round to rally past Els and win the Caltex Masters in Singapore. Zhang faced long odds as... 
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01/30/03Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast Review of Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2002 Results Over The Internet
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2002 results on Thursday afternoon, February 6, 2003. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results at 2:00 p.m. PST that same day. The call will be hosted by Ron Drapeau, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Executive Vice Pres... 
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01/27/03Callaway Golf Announces Awards for Top Clubfitters Using the Callaway Golf Custom Fitting Solution
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the winners of the Company's first-ever Clubfitter of the Year Awards. The nine golf professionals were honored for their achievements using the Callaway Golf Custom Fitting Solution at their respective facilities. Each of the winners have shown outstanding support for the Company's clubfitting program while providing a valuable service to their customers. The nine w... 
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01/24/03Callaway Golf Announces Licensing Agreement With Tour Golf Group to Create and Sell Callaway Golf Footwear Collection
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2003--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) today announced the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement with Tour Golf Group, Inc. The agreement, which was announced at a press conference today at the 2003 PGA Merchandise Show, calls for Tour Golf Group to create and sell a Callaway Golf(R) men's and women's footwear collection. The footwear collection will hit golf retail shops in the United States and Canada in March 2003. "Cal... 
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01/23/03Callaway Golf Extends Successful Line of Forged Wedges Designed by Roger Cleveland With Two Additional Models
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced a pair of new additions to the Company's line of Callaway Golf(R) Forged Wedges. Callaway Golf Forged Wedges will soon be available in 48-degree and 50-degree models, bringing the number of wedges in the product lineup to seven. As with the other five models already in the marketplace, the new Callaway Golf Forged Wedges were designed by Callaway Golf's Chief Golf Club Designe... 
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01/23/03Callaway Golf Adds Two New Models to Best-Selling Line of Odyssey 2-Ball Putters
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today added two new models to the popular Odyssey(R) 2-Ball Putter line. The new Odyssey White Hot(R) 2-Ball Center-Shafted Putter is a reconfigured version of the original 2-Ball design, while the new Odyssey DFX(TM) 2-Ball Putter is the first putter in the 2-Ball family to feature the Company's patented Stronomic(TM) insert technology. The new DFX putters are scheduled to ship to golf shops... 
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01/16/03Bloomberg Corrects Erroneous Report About Callaway Golf
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today demanded and received a correction of an erroneous news report circulated by Bloomberg, the international financial news wire service. The report erroneously stated that Callaway Golf failed to meet certain terms of its $120 million credit line because it "repurchased defective golf-ball equipment from its customers." In fact, the Company reported in its 10-Q filed today that it exercise... 
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01/16/03Callaway Golf Files Third Quarter 10-Q And Reaffirms Previous 2002 Guidance With Possible Upside
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced that it filed its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2002 with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. As previously announced, the results for the third quarter were positively impacted by a reduction in the Company's warranty reserves taken during the quarter of approximately $17 million (pre-tax). The filing included the effects of subsequent events described belo... 
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01/13/03Callaway Golf Ball Starts PGA Tour Season With Record-Setting Score At Mercedes Championships
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) equipment was used to shoot the three lowest scores of the week at the Mercedes Championships, the first PGA Tour event of the season. The low round of the week was a tournament-record 11-under-par 62, shot by K.J. Choi using a CTU 30 Red golf ball. Choi finished in a second-place tie with Callaway Golf Staff Professional Rocco Mediate, who used 14 Callaway Golf clubs and the CTU 30 Red golf ... 
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01/13/03Callaway Golf Surges to Driver Count Win on PGA European Tour; Hot New Great Big Bertha II Titanium Drivers Lead the Way
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 2003--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) started the 2003 tour season with a strong showing at the PGA European Tour's South African Airways Open. Callaway Golf won the driver count at the event with 72 drivers in play, compared with 61 for the nearest competitor, according to data from Sports Marketing Survey Ltd. Callaway Golf's new Great Big Bertha II Titanium Drivers were used by 69 of the golfers in the event, with 22 using the ... 
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12/19/02Callaway Golf Records Another Spectacular Season Across the World's Professional Golf Tours
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 19, 2002--Success across every product line was the story for Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) in 2002, with more than 60 percent of the champions across the world's six major tours trusting Callaway Golf technology to help secure victory. The Company's products -- and the professionals who use them -- recorded another stellar season, and the charge was led by Callaway Golf Staff Professionals, who combined for 41 victories around the ... 
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12/16/02Callaway Golf Provides Guidance for Full Year 2002, and First Quarter and Full Year 2003
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 2002--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it expects net sales and earnings for the year ending December 31, 2002 to be higher than current Wall Street projections. Positive early results from the launch of the new Great Big Bertha(R) II premium titanium line of drivers, continued strong demand for the Odyssey(R) White Hot(R) 2-Ball Putter, and higher sales in core products are driving the higher net sales. The Co... 
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12/16/02Callaway Golf Changing Auditors
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 2002--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that, pursuant to the recommendation of its Audit Committee, the Company's Board of Directors has asked Deloitte & Touche LLP to become the independent auditors for the Company, replacing KPMG LLP. KPMG had been appointed as the Company's independent auditors effective March 25, 2002 and has never issued a report on the Company's financial statements. The appointment of Deloitt... 
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12/12/02Callaway Golf Company Announces Conference Call
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2002--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors on December 16, 2002 at 1:30pm PST. The call will be hosted by Ron Drapeau, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In the Company's third quarter earnings release, the Company announced that it would provide additio... 
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12/11/02Callaway Golf Company Appoints Neil Howie as Managing Director of Callaway Golf Europe, Ltd.
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2002--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the promotion of Neil Howie to the position of Managing Director, Callaway Golf Europe, Ltd., replacing Patrice Hutin who was promoted to Callaway Golf Executive Vice President of Global Sales & Advertising in September 2002. Mr. Howie, an experienced and highly regarded golf industry veteran who has been with Callaway Golf Europe, Ltd., for the past four years, was m... 
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12/09/02Callaway Golf Balls Earn Three More Worldwide Victories; Staff Professional Mark McNulty Claims 51st Career Title
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 9, 2002--Golf balls made by Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) were used to win three events around the world yesterday, boosting the Company's 2002 golf ball victory total to 67. Callaway Golf Ball Staff Professionals Padraig Harrington and Peter Lonard both continued their recent strong play with victories using the CTU 30(R) Red golf ball, while Callaway Golf Staff Professional Mark McNulty used the HX(R) Red golf ball to notch the 5... 
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11/25/02Callaway Golf Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam Uses Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver, HX Red Golf Ball to Claim 13th Worldwide Victory in Another Record-Setting Season
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 25, 2002--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam's victory at the ADT Championship yesterday completed one of the most dominant seasons by a professional golfer in history. Her victory in the LPGA Tour's season-ending event was Sorenstam's 11th LPGA win of the year and her 13th win in worldwide competition in 2002. During her amazing run, Sorenstam broke or tied 20 tour records -- many of which she already held -- ... 
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11/25/02Callaway Golf Launches ``Trade In! Trade Up!'' Program for Golf Clubs in Association With FrogTrader Inc.
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 25, 2002--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) today announced the national rollout of the Company's Trade In! Trade Up!(TM) program in the United States, the first program of its kind involving a major golf equipment manufacturer. Callaway Golf is partnering with FrogTrader Inc. in this program that will give golfers the opportunity to trade in their used Callaway Golf(R) clubs at participating retailers for credit toward the purchase of new Cal... 
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11/19/02Callaway Golf Announces Delayed 10-Q Filing; Confirms Third Quarter Results
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2002--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Company has elected to delay the filing of its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2002 but confirmed that, excluding the effects of its warranty reserve adjustment, its results for the third quarter of 2002 would be the same as announced in its October 17, 2002 earnings release. The Company had previously announced that as a result of its refinemen... 
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11/14/02Callaway Golf Announces Filing of Form 12b-25
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2002--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that the Company-initiated review by SEC staff of its proposed accounting treatment of a warranty reserve reversal in the third quarter of 2002 had not yet been completed, and that the Company had therefore requested an extension of time to file its Form 10-Q with respect to that quarter. Procedurally, the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Notifica... 
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11/11/02Callaway Golf Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam Uses the New Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver to Earn Her 12th Win of 2002
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2002--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam won her 12th worldwide tournament of the year yesterday -- and her fourth since switching to the new Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Driver in September. Sorenstam's victory at the Mizuno Classic in Japan is her 10th LPGA Tour victory of 2002, making her the first golfer to win 10 times in a year on the tour since Carol Mann and Kathy Whitworth did so 34 years ago ... 
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11/06/02Callaway Golf Company Declares Third Quarter Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2002--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a dividend with respect to the third quarter of 2002 of $.07 per share, payable December 11, 2002 to shareholders of record as of November 20, 2002. Callaway Golf Company makes and sells Big Bertha(R) Metal Woods and Irons, including Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Drivers and Fairway Woods, Big Bertha C4(TM) Compression Cured C... 
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10/17/02Callaway Golf Announces Third Quarter Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 17, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today reported operating results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2002. For the quarter ended September 30, 2002, net sales declined 18% to $160.0 million ($156.5 million in constant dollars) compared to $195.8 million for the same quarter last year. Net income was $12.4 million compared to $6.5 million last year, and fully diluted earnings per share were $0.19 compared to $0.09 i... 
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10/14/02Callaway Golf Sweeps Equipment Counts On Senior PGA Tour, Also Dominates Equipment Counts On Japan Golf Tour
Company's Golf Balls Used to Win Third PGA Tour Event in Four Weeks CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 14, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) yesterday became the first equipment manufacturer in history to win every equipment usage category at a Senior PGA Tour event. The Company topped the count in drivers, fairway woods, irons, wedges, putters and golf balls at the Napa Valley Championship. The last time a manufacturer approached those results on the Senior PGA Tour was February... 
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10/11/02Corporate Profile for Callaway Golf Company, dated Oct. 11, 2002
Oct 11, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The following Corporate Profile is available for inclusion in your files. News releases for this client are distributed by Business Wire and also become part of the leading databases and online services, including all of the leading Internet-based services. Published Date: Oct. 11, 2002 Company Name: Callaway Golf Company Address: 2180 Rutherford Road Carlsbad, Calif. 92008 Main Telephone Number: 760/93... 
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10/10/02Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast 2002 Third Quarter Results Over The Internet
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 10, 2002--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its 2002 third quarter results on Thursday afternoon, October 17, 2002. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to discuss the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be hosted by Ron Drapeau, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Executive Vice President and Chief ... 
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10/07/02Sorenstam, Howell Win With Hot New Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver; Three More Worldwide Tour Victories for Callaway Golf Balls
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 7, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professionals Annika Sorenstam and Charles Howell III each scored landmark victories yesterday using the Company's new Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Driver. Sorenstam outdistanced the exclusive field at the Samsung World Championship by six strokes to earn her career-best ninth victory of the LPGA Tour season -- her 11th victory worldwide in 2002 -- while Howell surged to the first victory of his PGA Tour ca... 
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10/01/02Callaway Golf Staff Professionals Key European Victory; Ryder Cup Rookies Shine Using Great Big Bertha II Titanium Drivers
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 1, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) was a major player in the outcome of last week's Ryder Cup Matches at the Belfry. Two of the Company's Staff Professionals -- each using the new Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Driver -- helped the European side rally to a victory as rookies in Ryder Cup competition. Phillip Price and Niclas Fasth each used Great Big Bertha II Pro Series Titanium Drivers and were among the 10 golfers to use Callaway Golf(R) equipmen... 
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09/30/02Callaway Golf Extends Best-Selling Odyssey Golf Putter Brand With Introduction of New Odyssey DFX Putters Featuring Stronomic Inserts
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 30, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Odyssey(R) Golf, a brand of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY), today announced the introduction of a new line of putters featuring its exclusive black Stronomic(R) insert technology. The Odyssey DFX(TM) Putters combine the benefits of Odyssey Golf's proven insert technology with a rich look to create a distinctive new putter line. Odyssey DFX Putters will be available in five models and are currently scheduled to ship to golf shops by Janua... 
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09/30/02Callaway Golf Introduces Steelhead X-16 Stainless Steel Irons Featuring New ``Notch'' Weighting Design for Improved Forgiveness
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 30, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced an impressive extension to the Company's best-selling line of irons. The new Steelhead(TM) X-16(TM) Irons add a new "notch" weighting design to the proven technology that has been built into previous tour and amateur favorites like the Company's Big Bertha(R) X-12(R) and Steelhead X-14(R) irons. Steelhead X-16 Irons will be available in standard and Pro Series versions and are currently sche... 
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09/30/02Callaway Golf Adds to Best-Selling Family of Metal Woods With Introduction of Great Big Bertha II Titanium Fairway Woods
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 30, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) added to the excitement surrounding the Company's new Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Drivers by announcing today the introduction of a matching line of titanium fairway woods. The new Great Big Bertha II Titanium Fairway Woods are scheduled to ship to golf shops around the world in January 2003. "These fairway woods are an excellent complement to the Great Big Bertha II Titanium Drivers," said Richard C. Helmst... 
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09/26/02Callaway Golf Provides Earnings Guidance for Third Quarter and Full Year 2002
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 26, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it expects revenues and earnings for the third quarter ending September 30, 2002 to be lower than current Wall Street projections. Positive developments such as the launch of a new premium titanium driver are not expected to be enough to offset a general softening in the golf equipment business in the United States and elsewhere. In addition, barring unexpected strengthening in the golf ... 
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09/23/02Callaway Golf Records Another PGA Tour Golf Ball Victory On a Multi-Win Weekend for the Company's Products
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 23, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) recorded its sixth PGA Tour golf ball victory of the year yesterday. The runaway winner of the Tampa Bay Classic used the Company's CTU 30(R) Red golf ball to claim his second PGA Tour victory of 2002. This marks the 45th golf ball win for Callaway Golf across the world's six major professional tours combined this year -- a year in which the Company has established itself as the strong No. 2 golf ball brand in wins... 
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09/20/02Callaway Golf Names International Non-Profit Leader Paul B. Thompson as Director of Callaway Golf Company Corporate Giving
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 20, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that Paul B. Thompson has joined the Company as Executive Director of the Callaway Golf Company Foundation and director of the Company's global community affairs. Mr. Thompson will oversee the Company's corporate philanthropy efforts, as directed through the Callaway Golf Company Foundation, foreign subsidiaries, and community involvement. The Callaway Golf Company Foundation is a private IR... 
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09/16/02Callaway Golf Staff Professionals Sorenstam and Fleisher Use New Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver in Record-Breaking Victories
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 16, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professionals Annika Sorenstam and Bruce Fleisher each won tournaments yesterday using the Company's new Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Driver -- which was just officially launched today in the United States and Europe. This remarkable new driver has now been used to win four events across the major U.S. tours in less than a month, including three over the last two weeks. Both Sorenstam and Fleisher had reco... 
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09/16/02Callaway Golf Continues Tradition of Metal Wood Innovation With New Great Big Bertha II Titanium Drivers
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 16, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the introduction of the Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Drivers, an exciting new line of titanium drivers with a legendary name and revolutionary performance. The new Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Drivers have all the playability and forgiveness that golfers loved in the original Great Big Bertha line -- plus a hot new face and exciting performance enhancements. "The original Great Big ... 
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09/12/02Callaway Golf Appoints Ian Rowden to New Role On Senior Management Team
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 12, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced the appointment of Ian B. Rowden to a new role on the Company's senior management team. Rowden, Executive Vice President of the Company, will work on key business, market, operational and strategic planning initiatives. In addition, he will assist Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Advertising, Patrice Hutin and Richard Helmstetter, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief of New P... 
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09/09/02Callaway Golf Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam Wins After Switching to Prototype Great Big Bertha II Driver
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 9, 2002--Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam won the Williams Championship yesterday. While the victory is Sorenstam's ninth worldwide win this year, it is her first with Callaway Golf's hot new prototype Great Big Bertha(R) II Pro Series Titanium Driver. In her first tournament since switching to the new driver, Sorenstam led the field in driving distance average at 284.5 yards -- an increase of 22 yards ove... 
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09/03/02Callaway Golf's CTU 30 Golf Ball Wins Again On PGA Tour; Momentum Continues for New Prototype Great Big Bertha II Driver
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 3, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) has earned another golf ball victory on the PGA Tour. Callaway Golf Ball Staff Professional Gene Sauers won the Air Canada Championship using the CTU 30(R) Red golf ball, claiming his first tour title in 13 years. Callaway Golf has now recorded five golf ball wins on the PGA Tour this season and a total of 41 ball wins across the world's six major professional tours combined in 2002. Sauers was solid from tee to ... 
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09/03/02Callaway Golf Realigns Sales, Advertising, Marketing and Product Management Operations; Promotes Richard Helmstetter and Patrice Hutin to Key New Positions
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 3, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced a realignment of its key sales, advertising, marketing and product management operations, a move that includes the promotion of two long-time leaders in the golf industry. Research and Development guru Richard C. Helmstetter, Callaway Golf's Chief of New Products, has agreed to expand his duties and assume leadership of the Company's Product Management function, which was established earlie... 
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08/26/02Callaway Golf's New Prototype Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver Claims First PGA Tour Victory
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 2002--A new prototype driver from Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) was a winner at the NEC Invitational yesterday. The prototype Great Big Bertha(R) II Titanium Driver, which is generating a strong buzz on the PGA Tour and other world tours, was used by a total of 95 golfers across the six professional tour events played this past week -- including the NEC Invitational champion. The winner, who also used an Odyssey(R) White Hot(R) "2" Putter in a... 
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08/20/02Callaway Golf Company Declares Second Quarter Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2002--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a dividend with respect to the second quarter of 2002 of $.07 per share, payable September 24, 2002 to shareholders of record as of September 3, 2002. Callaway Golf Company makes and sells Big Bertha(R) Metal Woods and Irons, including Big Bertha C4(TM) Compression Cured Carbon Composite Drivers, Big Bertha ERC(R) II Forged Tit... 
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08/19/02Rich Beem Wins PGA Championship Using Callaway Golf's CTU 30 Ball; Callaway Golf Leads All Manufacturers With Five Major Championship Golf Ball Victories in 2002
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug 19, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) emerged as the 2002 major championship winner among golf ball manufacturers yesterday as Rich Beem scored a dramatic victory at the PGA Championship using the CTU 30(R) golf ball. Beem's thrilling one-stroke win over Tiger Woods at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., marked the fifth major championship won in 2002 by a player using Callaway Golf(R) balls. No other ball manufacturer compiled more ... 
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08/12/02Callaway Golf Staff Professional Paul Lawrie Wins the Wales Open With Big Bertha C4 Driver, HX Ball and Odyssey White Hot ``2-Ball'' Putter
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug 12, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Paul Lawrie warmed up for this week's PGA Championship with a resounding victory yesterday at the Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open. Lawrie, the 1999 British Open champion, won by an impressive five-stroke margin using the Company's Big Bertha C4(TM) Driver, HX(R) golf ball and Odyssey(R) White Hot(R) "2-Ball" Putter. Lawrie's win yesterday was one of three for players using Callaway Golf(R) balls, ... 
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08/12/02Callaway Golf Extends Odyssey White Hot `2-Ball' Putter Line With New Mid and Long Models of Best-Selling Design
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug 12, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that two new models of the best-selling Odyssey(R) White Hot(R) "2-Ball" Putter are scheduled to hit golf shops around the world this month. The new Odyssey White Hot "2-Ball" Mid and Long Putters have extended-length shafts for players who prefer "belly" or "broomstick"-style putters. These putters utilize the same unique alignment-enhancing design as the standard-length Odyssey White Hot "... 
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08/06/02Callaway Golf Responds to The USGA's Reversal On Driver COR Proposal
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug 6, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today expressed disappointment with the final ruling of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, (R&A) on the limiting of coefficient of restitution (COR) in driving clubs. The USGA had in May proposed jointly with the R&A to allow the use of high-COR drivers, except on the professional tours and in national Open Championships, for a period of five ye... 
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08/05/02Beem Wins `The International' On PGA Tour With Callaway CTU 30 Ball as Callaway Golf Ball Win Total Jumps to 35 This Season
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug 5, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Ball Staff Professional Rich Beem used the Callaway Golf CTU 30(R) golf ball to win The International on the PGA Tour yesterday. Coupled with a win for the Company's HX(R) golf ball on the Senior PGA Tour yesterday, Callaway Golf balls have now been used to win 35 times across the world's six major professional tours combined this year. Each of the five winners yesterday on the PGA, Senior PGA, LPGA, Buy.com and PGA... 
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07/31/02Callaway Golf Wins Ball Count On Senior PGA Tour, Continues Momentum Surge Across World's Professional Tours
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 31, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) won the golf ball usage count at last week's FleetBoston Classic, marking the fifth time the Company has led or tied for the ball usage count on the Senior PGA Tour over the last two years. Callaway Golf is the only ball manufacturer other than Titleist to win a ball count on the Senior PGA Tour, according to numbers from the Darrell Survey Company. Callaway Golf has also led or tied for the ball usage count in eac... 
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07/25/02Callaway Golf, PGA of America Form Multi-Year Sponsorship Program; Callaway Golf Confirms Participation in 2003 PGA Merchandise Show
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 25, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) and the PGA of America today jointly announced the formation of a multi-year sponsorship program that will touch virtually all stages of PGA membership -- from supporting senior professional and junior national championships, to partnerships in the PGA Learning Center and Golf Retirement Plus(TM), and in teaming to develop new education and competitive programs for PGA Professionals. "This program is one... 
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07/18/02Callaway Golf Announces a New Promotion On ERC II Forged Titanium Drivers With Lower Price Plus a Dozen HX 2-Piece Golf Balls Free
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 18, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- The revolutionary driver that started a worldwide debate about how far a ball should go off the tee is making news again. In celebration of the impending agreement between the USGA and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews on high-COR drivers, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced an exciting new promotion involving the Big Bertha(R) ERC(R) II Forged Titanium Driver and ERC Forged Titanium Fairway Woods. Callaway Golf has... 
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07/18/02Callaway Golf Enters Value Golf Ball Market With Introduction of Warbird Sub-Brand of Two-Piece Distance Balls
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 18, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the introduction of an exciting new golf ball sub-brand focused on the value segment of the ball market. The Warbird(TM) golf ball is aimed at golfers who are seeking maximum distance from a ball priced in the value category. The introduction highlights Callaway Golf's expanding presence in the golf ball business. "We believe consumers are ready for a fresh, bold alternative in the value ... 
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07/18/02Callaway Golf Announces Second Quarter Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 18, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today reported operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2002. For the quarter ended June 30, 2002 compared with the same quarter in 2001, Callaway Golf announced a 37% increase in net income (to $37.1 million from $27.0 million) and a 53% increase in earnings per diluted share (to $0.55 from $0.36) on net sales of $252.2 million ($251.1 million in constant dollars) compared ... 
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07/15/02Callaway Golf Clubs and Balls Used in Four Worldwide Wins; Company Broadens Lead in Major Golf Ball Victories and Logs Two Wins With New Forged Wedges
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 15, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf Company's (NYSE: ELY) clubs and balls were used in four wins this past weekend by professional golfers around the globe -- the Big Bertha(R) ERC(R) II Forged Titanium Driver was in play for two wins in Europe, the Hawk Eye(R) VFT(R) Pro Series Driver was in play for two wins in the United States. Callaway Golf Staff Professional Stewart Ginn's win at the Ford Senior Players Championship brought the Company's major championship... 
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07/15/02Callaway Golf Introduces New Line of Forged Wedges Designed by Renowned Short-Game Expert Roger Cleveland
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 15, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the introduction of its new Callaway Golf(R) Forged Wedges. The Company's Chief Golf Club Designer, Roger Cleveland -- creator of some of the game's most popular and trusted wedge designs -- designed this series of wedges with two finishes and five lofts. The highly anticipated Callaway Golf Forged Wedges represent Roger Cleveland's first new traditional wedges to hit the market in more than... 
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07/12/02Callaway Golf Company To Broadcast 2002 Second Quarter Results Over The Internet
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BW SportsWire)--July 12, 2002--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that it will release its 2002 second quarter results on Thursday afternoon, July 18, 2002. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to discuss the results at 2:00 p.m. PDT that same day. The call will be hosted by Ron Drapeau, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Brad Holiday, Executive Vice President and Chief Fi... 
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07/08/02Odyssey White Hot ``2-Ball'' Putter Used to Win U.S. Women's Open as Odyssey Putters Score Four More Worldwide Wins
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 8, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Odyssey(R) Golf, a brand of Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY), was the putter brand of choice for the winners of four of the six major professional tour events completed yesterday. That includes the champion of the 2002 U.S. Women's Open, who used the Odyssey White Hot(R) "2-Ball" Putter in her dramatic victory. Overall, Odyssey Putters lead the world's six major professional tours combined in wins and usage again this year. Odyssey Putters have bee... 
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07/01/02Annika Sorenstam Leads an Impressive Multi-Win Weekend for Callaway Golf Clubs and Balls Around the World; ERC II Driver Used in Two Worldwide Tour Wins
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 1, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam continued her dominant play on the LPGA Tour, where she won the ShopRite LPGA Classic yesterday. The victory is Sorenstam's seventh of the season and was one of the high points of a victory-filled weekend for Callaway Golf(R) clubs and balls. Each tournament across the world's major six professional tours yesterday was won by a golfer using at least one Callaway Golf club. That to... 
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07/01/02Callaway Golf Balls Take Lead in 2002 Major Championship Victories as Don Pooley Wins U.S. Senior Open Using the HX Red Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 1, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Golf balls made by Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) are leading the way in wins at the world's major championships this year. With Callaway Golf Ball Staff Professional Don Pooley's victory at the U.S. Senior Open yesterday, the Company's golf balls have now been used to win three of the seven professional major championships contested in 2002. Callaway Golf is followed by Nike Golf with two major wins, while Maxfli and Srixon have one each... 
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07/01/02Callaway Golf's Market-Leading Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Putter Protected by Court Injunction Against Copies
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 1, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that the U.S. District Court in San Diego, California, has approved and issued an injunction prohibiting the sale of a copy or "knock-off" of its immensely popular Odyssey(R) White Hot(R) "2-Ball" Putter. The injunction prohibits the sale of the Vortex Plus VP-00 putter and applies to the defendant, Technique Golf LLC, and "all persons acting in concert or participation with" Technique Golf. ... 
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06/25/02Callaway Golf Balls Tied for #1 Spot At Major Championships in 2002
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jun 25, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Golf balls made by Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) have been used to win two major championships already this year, which places the Company in a tie for most golf ball victories at the six major championships contested in 2002. Callaway Golf is tied with Nike Golf with two wins, while Maxfli and Srixon have one each. Titleist, despite being the leading golf ball in play across the world's major professional tours, is still looking for it... 
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06/24/02Callaway Golf Scores Another Club and Ball Victory in Japan as Staff Professional Tohru Taniguchi Earns Second Win of Season
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jun 24, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Tohru Taniguchi closed out a wire-to-wire victory at the Tamanoi Yomiuri Open yesterday for his second Japan Golf Tour win of the year. Taniguchi, who won by two strokes, is now the tour's leading money winner in 2002. Callaway Golf is also the brand leader on the tour this year -- leading all other manufacturers in driver, irons, putter and golf ball wins on the Japan Golf Tour. Taniguchi ne... 
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06/17/02Annika Sorenstam Wins Her Sixth Title of the Year Using Callaway Golf Big Bertha C4 Driver, HX Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jun 17, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam surged to a resounding four-stroke victory Saturday at the Evian Masters in France. This was the fifth LPGA Tour victory of the year for the world's No. 1-ranked woman golfer, and her sixth victory overall since switching to the Big Bertha C4(TM) Driver and HX(TM) Red golf ball at the beginning of the year. Sorenstam won $315,000 -- the second-largest first-place check on the LPG... 
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06/03/02Annika Sorenstam Charges to Fifth Victory of the Year Using Callaway Golf's Big Bertha C4 Driver, HX Golf Ball
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BW SportsWire)--June 3, 2002--Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam put on a spectacular show at the Kellogg-Keebler Classic, winning the event by a whopping 11 strokes yesterday. The victory was Sorenstam's fourth LPGA Tour title of the season and fifth victory in 2002 since switching to the Big Bertha C4(TM) Driver and HX(TM) Red golf ball at the beginning of the year. Sorenstam's winning score of 21-under par tied the LPGA Tour sc... 
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05/29/02Kuboya Uses Callaway Golf's ERC II Driver and CTU 30 Golf Ball to Earn Second Consecutive Victory on Japan Golf Tour
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 29, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Kenichi Kuboya has claimed his second consecutive Japan Golf Tour title, winning the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup on Sunday. Once again, Kuboya was victorious using his Big Bertha(R) ERC(R) II Forged Titanium Driver and the CTU 30(TM) golf ball. The victory vaulted Kuboya to the top of the Japan Golf Tour money list and was the centerpiece of another week full of strong performances for Callaway Golf... 
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05/24/02Callaway Golf and Law Enforcement Officials Raid Newport Golf and Jimmy Lin to Stop Alleged Knock Off Golf Club Operation
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 20, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY), announced today a successful court-approved raid which resulted in the seizure of 28,000 "knock off" club heads and other components, over 100,000 golf club medallions, thirty-nine boxes of documents and the information stored on 18 computers, as well as the freezing of the defendants' bank accounts. The defendants in the lawsuit include Jimmy Lin, Wendy Peng, Newport Golf, Phoenix Golf, and Pro Line Alter... 
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05/20/02Callaway Golf's ERC II Driver and CTU 30 Golf Ball Highlight a Winning Weekend On World Professional Tours
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 20, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Kenichi Kuboya yesterday became the latest golfer to win with the Company's Big Bertha(R) ERC(R) II Forged Titanium Driver. Kuboya's sudden-death victory at the prestigious Japan PGA Championship was one of two wins for the Company's CTU 30(TM) golf balls, highlighting a successful weekend during which Callaway Golf(R) clubs and balls were used to win multiple events on the world's professional t... 
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05/13/02Callaway Golf Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam Wins Again With Big Bertha C4 Driver, Odyssey White Hot `2-Ball' Putter and HX Ball
Odyssey White Hot Putters Finish 1-2 At PGA Tour's Byron Nelson Classic CARLSBAD, Calif., May 13, 2002 (BW SportsWire) --Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Annika Sorenstam won her third LPGA Tour event of the season yesterday, making birdie on three of the last four holes to claim victory at the Aerus Electrolux USA Championship. Counting her triumph at the ANZ Australian Ladies Masters prior to the start of the LPGA Tour season, Sorenstam has now won four times this year using t... 
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05/09/02Callaway Golf Applauds USGA-R&A Compromise On COR
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 9, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced that it fully endorses the compromise position reached by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, (R&A) to unify the worldwide Rules of Golf governing equipment. The Company said it applauds the USGA and R&A for the accord, which will set the limit for coefficient of restitution (COR) for driving clubs at 0.860 worldwide. Under this n... 
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05/06/02Callaway Golf Ball Wins Second Straight PGA Tour Event; European Tour Winner Uses Callaway HX Red Ball; Two More Tour Wins for Odyssey White Hot `2-Ball' Putter
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 6, 2002 (BW SportsWire) -- For the second time in as many weeks, the winner on the world's most prestigious golf tour used a golf ball manufactured by Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY). The winner of the Compaq Classic of New Orleans on the PGA Tour used Callaway Golf's CTU 30(TM) Red in his impressive four-stroke victory on the hard, fast greens of the English Turn Golf & Country Club on Sunday. Meanwhile, Malcolm Mackenzie used a HX(TM) Red ball from Callaway Golf to... 
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05/06/02Callaway Golf Company Announces Plans to Repurchase Up to $50 Million in Stock; Declares First Quarter Dividend
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BW SportsWire)--May 6, 2002--Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today that its Board of Directors authorized the Company to repurchase the Common Stock of the Company in open market or in private transactions, subject to the Company's assessment of market conditions and buying opportunities from time to time, up to a maximum cost to the Company of $50 million. The Company could begin the repurchase program immediately and expects to complete i... 
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