The #1 golf blog for gossip, breaking news and irreverent banter.

August 04, 2004

Callaway Golf CEO resigns

The CEO of Callaway Golf, Ron Drapeau, has resigned. Does this really come as a surprise to anyone? I don't think so. Callaway's flagship product, the driver, has become inferior to any new driver Taylor Made has introduced over the last few years. And Callaway has made poor business acquisitions: Top-Flite & Hogan.

I wrote about Callaway and their poor business decisions back in June. At that time I recommended that fans of Callaway equipment wait until the end of the summer to purchase their products. With a new CEO you bet Callaway is going to have aggressive pricing really soon. The new CEO is going to need to boost sales in order to make an impact and to get the board of directors and shareholders to believe in him and Callaway again.

And to the people in the golf forums that bashed me for saying Top-Flite & Hogan were bad acquisitions, I say this. Top-Flite can have all of the technologies and patents in the world, fact is their balls still suck. And, yes, Hogan is a great name, but the fact is the name Hogan does not sell golf equipment.

As far as making business decisions goes Ron Drapeau made 2 bad acquisitions, he forgot about the importance of producing new technology that conforms to USGA specs and most of all he forgot about us the consumers. Good luck to the new CEO, Callaway should be a fairly easy company to turnaround. My guess is by next year at this time Callaway will have a great new driver, the Top-Flite inventory will be dumped and Hogan will be sold.

22 comments:

Bunker said...

Top-Flite would do well to focus on the Strata line. They are much better than the old Strata balls, and the Tour models feel and play like a Pro V1.

tim said...

Hit the Hogan hybrids. Best club out there.

Anonymous said...

Visited your dating online sim site.

greetz

dating online sim

milfcritic said...

click for dating personal

stony said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a romanze site/blog. It pretty much covers romanze related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

Best Buy said...

Decent page, enjoyed it a lot, I can never get enough of golf course equipment supply if you can't either check out my site golf course equipment supply

milfcritic said...

adult dating site

Best Buy said...

Decent page, enjoyed it a lot, I can never get enough of taylor made golf equipment if you can't either check out my site taylor made golf equipment

Couch Potato said...

"Help me if you can I'm feeling down" - I also think I must be lost.

I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw him on the golf course yesterday. Now this is strange because usually I see him in the supermarket.

Honest really, last time I saw him there he was right in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new lcd tv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a lcd tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger.

Then I'm gonna go home, put ma dancin' suit on, munch me some uppers and freak out to that maaaaaaaaad surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on ma lcd tv .

How cool is that boy?

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "

Strange day or what? :-)

bench said...

I just started a volkswagen beetle turbo s blog

Joe said...

Hello there NoThreePutts, I was recently doing a search through blogs for the keyphrase golf club review and I came across your Callaway Golf CEO resigns blog, even though it wasn't a particulsrly related match to what I was searching for, I hope you dont mind me leaving a comment, I really enjoyed the read so keep up the good work, I hope to visit again soon.

Regards

joe

Joe said...

Hi there,NoThreePutts,

G reat blog, I was out searching for information on golf club review and found your Callaway Golf CEO resigns site although we didn't match for my golf club review I sure enjoyed the read.

Keep up the good work.

Golf is a great game and I have loads of information on my site on tips, clubs, training aids and much much more, come and see for yourself I know you will enjoy it.

Once again thanks for the read.

Joe

Sports Junky said...

I agree,

I love Tiger Woods. and recently I have bought stock in it. Not like real stock on Wall street, but a stock market that is strictly for sports.

You have seen it? Its pretty cool. You buy issues for your favorite golfers and you make real money. Not like a fake stock simulator. I cash out Dividends each time your golfer plays in a tournament. Also I can sell my players stock when the price goes up.

check it out if something like this interests you.
heres a link http://allsportstrading.com

This site has lots of data about dividends and game pots and golfers. It also has alot of information about how the market works.



See you there!
-Erik

Rachel said...

Hey this blog is not about equipment golf line pro. Silly internet bringing me here :-) Funny I have been doing hours of research on equipment golf line pro and it brought me to your blog on Callaway Golf CEO resigns. The web plays funny games sometimes. Anyways, I was reading your blog NoThreePutts and I think it is really cool. Keep up the great work.
If you do not mind I may snag your blog and put it in my favorites. I read a ton of stuff that interested me. Keep blogging away :-)

cmeltifa said...

Well this blog certainly is not about ben hogan golf equipment. What the heck! I guess the internet can play some tricks on us sometimes. I have been on-line for two hours
researching ben hogan golf equipment and came tumbling across your blog. I LOVE IT! I needed a break from ben hogan golf equipment anyways :-) If you don't mind I want to add your
blog to my favorites list so I can come back later on and read some more stuff. Well I guess I should get back to researching ben hogan golf equipment.
Even though my search is not on Callaway Golf CEO resigns I am glad I came across your blog. Keep blogging away!

Rachel said...

Hey this blog is not about new golf equipment. Silly internet bringing me here :-) Funny I have been doing hours of research on new golf equipment and it brought me to your blog on Callaway Golf CEO resigns. The web plays funny games sometimes. Anyways, I was reading your blog NoThreePutts and I think it is really cool. Keep up the great work.
If you do not mind I may snag your blog and put it in my favorites. I read a ton of stuff that interested me. Keep blogging away :-)

Rachel said...

Hey this blog is not about new golf equipment. Silly internet bringing me here :-) Funny I have been doing hours of research on new golf equipment and it brought me to your blog on Callaway Golf CEO resigns. The web plays funny games sometimes. Anyways, I was reading your blog NoThreePutts and I think it is really cool. Keep up the great work.
If you do not mind I may snag your blog and put it in my favorites. I read a ton of stuff that interested me. Keep blogging away :-)

David said...

Hi NoThreePutts, I found your blog informative. While out blog surfing today for specific info on golf tips, I ended up on your page. Your Callaway Golf CEO resigns shows that I ended up a little off base, but I am certainly glad I stopped by. I will bookmark your site for a future visit, and should you ever need it, there is plenty of information on this site about golf tips.

David said...

Hi NoThreePutts...Wow! While I was searching for info on golf gift I somehow found your page. Obviously I ended up a little off base, but I am certainly glad I stopped by for a read. While I am here, I just wanted to drop a quick note to comment your blog...now to move on and continue my search for golf gift. Should you ever need it, there's lots of information on this site about #KEYWORD##.

Rachel said...

I have been on-line searching for hours for information regarding dunlop golf equipment and stumbled across your blog during my journey :-) NoThreePutts your blog is really amazing! Keep up the great work. Obviously my search on dunlop golf equipment was way off when compared to Callaway Golf CEO resigns and find it funny how it landed me here. The internet is a funny thing. Anyways, great job on your blogging and keep up the good work! I been searching for dunlop golf equipment for over 2 hours and needed a break from it. I started reading your blog and really enjoyed it.
P.S I will add you to my favorites so I can come back and visit later

David said...

Hi NoThreePutts, I found your blog informative. While out blog surfing today for specific info on golf training aid, I ended up on your page. Your Callaway Golf CEO resigns shows that I ended up a little off base, but I am certainly glad I stopped by. I will bookmark your site for a future visit, and should you ever need it, there is plenty of information on this site about golf training aid.

Dale said...

Hi there NoThreePutts, a real useful blog. Can you believe it? When blog surfing for detailed info on golf training aid I ended up on your page. Obviously Callaway Golf CEO resigns is not exactly what I was searching for, but your site caught my interest. Just wanted to drop a quick note to comment your blog...now to move on and continue my search for golf training aid. Should the need ever arise where you need information on golf training aid then drop by for a look.

...More Golf Stuff