12 Things You Didn't Know About Callaway

Take a look at these 12 facts.

Things You Didn't Know About Callaway

How well do you know Callaway Golf?

12 Things You Didn't Know About Callaway

How well do you know about the big American golf brand? If your knowledge lacks somewhat, take a look at these 12 things you didn't know.

12 Things You Didn't Know About Callaway

1. Callaway Golf was founded in 1982 and was named after Ely Reeves Callaway Jr, an American entrepreneur.

2. Ely was born in 1919 and played golf from a young age but this took a backseat after he served in the Army and got involved in the textiles industry.

3. In 1992 Callaway went on to the New York Stock Exchange for $250 million and five years later it was worth $3 billion.

4. Callaway used to test dimple patterns on their golf balls by putting the patterns on bowling balls.

5. The company's most famous club was the Big Bertha driver which was launched in 1991 and named after the German Big Bertha howitzer. They would go on to introduce different models including the Great Big Bertha, Biggest Big Bertha, Great Big Bertha II and Big Bertha 454.

6. It has been reported that Callaway sells more golf clubs than any other company in the United States.

7. In 2019 Callaway introduced 'Flash Face'. This new tech was designed by an $8m super computer, which used Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to cycle through 15,000 face design iterations and over 100 impact simulations. Learning from each one, the computer then arrived at the final design when it could no longer be improved.

Things You Didn't Know About Callaway

8. Roger Cleveland joined Callaway in the 1990's and has been designing clubs ever since. The most popular are his wedge creations.

9. Callaway Golf consists of six brands as of right now - Callaway, Odyssey, Toulon Design, Ogio,  TravisMathew and Jack Wolfskin.

10. Callaway's first golf ball was the 'Rule 35', which was brought out in 2000. It came in Red and Blue and was sold in sleeves of five and boxes of 15.

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11. Plenty of outstanding players have used Callaway golf clubs during their careers - such as Annika Sorenstam, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Francesco Molinari, Danny Willett, Alex Noren.

12. The company's current headquarters is based in Carlsbad, California.

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Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22