Callaway has added industry veteran Hideyuki “Rock” Ishii as its senior director of advanced golf ball research.
Ishii brings 25 years of golf product development experience, including 15 years with Nike Golf, during which he was responsible for the design of every golf ball put out by the company.
“Adding Rock to our already exceptional ball team will strengthen our ability to investigate new construction methods and improve our evaluation of golf ball performance,” said Dr. Alan Hocknell, Callaway’s senior vice president of R&D.
Just last month Callaway acquired Toulon Design, a boutique clubmaker specializing in premium putters that artfully combine beautiful design with meaningful performance technology.
“By further investing in R&D, at a time when we believe others are or will be forced to pull back, we view this as an excellent opportunity to further strengthen our technical position and build for the future,” said Chip Brewer, president and CEO for Callaway Golf.