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Oliver G. Brewer III

President and CEO, Callaway Golf

Oliver “Chip” Brewer is as competitive on the green as he is in the boardroom. A lifelong golfer – he played on the men’s team at the College of William and Mary where he studied economics. Brewer has extensive knowledge of all facets of the golf business with a knack for sales, marketing, innovation and technology. As president/CEO of Adams Golf Inc., Brewer engineered a turnaround by transforming Adams from a single-product focus to a diversified brand portfolio. He currently serves as chairman of the National Golf Foundation’s board. In October 2017, Callaway announced the signing of 2017 NCAA Player of the Year Sam Burns. The 21-year-old LSU alum turned professional in 2017 and made his PGA Tour debut at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi.

BUCKET LIST: Learn to surf.

CAR YOU DRIVE: BMW M6 Convertible..

FAVORITE GET-AWAY: Family vacations, wherever they may be.

PROUDEST MOMENT: Being part of team that restored Callaway’s leadership in equipment business.

BEST BUSINESS ADVICE: Surround yourself with great people and don’t believe your own press clippings.