About the only thing Ely Callaway never mastered was retirement. He tried it a few times; it just didn't stick. He preferred the excitement and challenge of his Carlsbad, Ca office to just about any vacation and drove himself to work every day, arriving by 7:45 a.m., until just a few months before his death in 2001. If you look closely, you realize he never really left. His smiling photo gazes over every section of Callaway Headquarters – from the expansive lobby to the R&D offices and everywhere in between. His legacy lives on in innovation and the promise of more satisfying shots for every golfer.
We've sold $5 billion in golf clubs since Callaway started from nothing, which is far more than anybody in the world has ever done. And we want to keep on making clubs that are going to make people happier.
"We don't have any pretension in our business. Whatever success we've had is based on the solid satisfaction in our product."
"I knew the first time I ever played with the refined prototype of the first Big Bertha Driver that it would be a huge seller."
"There was no grand vision of three careers and big fortunes. I just started out one little step at a time and hoped it worked. Luck was a big piece of it – not so much good luck, but the absence of bad luck."