There have been a considerable number of bumpy patches in the road recently for Callaway Golf, not the least of which was a 12 per cent cut to its workforce last year, which you can read about here and here. Cuts were felt here in Canada as managing director Scott Reid left the company in November, which you can read about here. Yet, with shares prices plummeting the past few years, some analysts believe Callaway is turning it around under the guidance of new CEO Chip Brewer. For more on that, click this story in the Globe and Mail … Callaway also recently signed a group of new players to a staff that already includes Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els. They include Ryo Ishikawa, Nicolas Colsaerts, Gary Woodland, Chris Kirk, Andres Gonzales, James Hahn, Brian Stuard, Bobby Gates, Luke List and Aaron Watkins … Hopefully, you get the chance to go away before the 2013 golf season gets underway like the Canadian golfers who are being welcomed with open arms by Palm Beach County in Florida. You can read how Canadians are making a difference in this story from the Palm Beach Post … Speaking of travel, G&G Golf recently returned from a trip to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico with 33 representatives from various Canadian golf clubs … The most famous person from Brantford, Ont., is Wayne Gretzky and the most renowned golfer is David Hearn, but Brantford may have another golfer on the way to the bigs, this time the LPGA Tour. Nicole Vandermade has been working with Sean Foley and playing regularly with veteran Lorie Kane in preparation for her run at the tour. For more on that, click here for a Brantford Expositor story … Speaking of the LPGA Tour, it recently released its 2013 schedule. For more from USA Today, click here.
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