Can Callaway Find The Green?

With sales of its Big Bertha club off, it's struggling

Don't ask Ely Callaway if he's too old to return as chief executive of the world's largest golf-equipment maker. At 79--or, as he's quick to point out, 79 1/2--he has lost none of his drive. "It's reinvigorating," Callaway says of his October comeback, 2 1/2 years after he stepped aside, to rescue the company he founded 16 years ago. Besides, as board chairman, he already was coming to work at 8 a.m. every day. He just stays later now. Adds Callaway's physician, Dr. Joseph A. Capozzi: "He's at least 20 years younger than his chronological age."

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.