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CALLAWAY STANDS UP FOR BERTHA: LAUNCHES PR ASSAULT ON USGA

          Callaway Golf said that it would join others in the
     industry in opposing any changes implemented by the USGA
     banning modern golf clubs.  While the USGA is looking at re-
     interpreting existing rules or adapting new rules in an
     effort to outlaw modern metal woods, Callaway said that any
     such action by the USGA would hurt the game of golf, the
     USGA, and would be unfair.  Callaway President & CEO Donald
     Dye: "There is absolutely no good reason why millions of
     golfers should ever be required to give up their Big Bertha
     or comparable brand of metal woods" (Callaway).  USGA Exec
     Dir David Fay said that the organization has not concluded
     its research on club technology, "but we are looking at
     everything" (Clifton Brown, N.Y. TIMES, 5/23).  Callaway
     took out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal urging
     consumers to send comments to the USGA (THE DAILY).

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