Golf company founderDied when: 82 years 32 days (985 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Ely Reeves Callaway Jr. (1919-2001) was an American entrepreneur, winemaker and vintner, and golf club manufacturer, as the founder of the Callaway Golf Company in 1982.
He had three successful careers: first in the textile industry, then in winemaking, and finally in golf equipment.Ely Callaway was born in 1919 and raised in LaGrange, Georgia.
Even as he explored business ventures in New York, and later in California, he maintained his distinctive Southern charm and persona.