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Vernon Jordan '57 Joins Arnold Palmer, Alice Cooper and Others at Grand Opening

June 28, 2006

Vernon Jordan Classroom.jpgJune 28, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "Prominent Washington, D.C., political advisor and longtime Ely Callaway friend Vernon Jordan" was among those on hand for yesterday's "star-studded grand opening" of the Ely Callaway Performance Center. Located in Carlsbad, California, "The new, state-of-the-art golf research and fitting facility that is named after Callaway Golf's late founder will carry on his passionate pursuit of technological breakthroughs in the design, creation and custom fitting of golf clubs and golf balls for golfers of all skill levels," notes Business Wire.

Jordan, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University and advisory member of DePauw's Board of Trustees, was joined at the event by Arnold Palmer, Alice Cooper, Catherine Bell, and Earth, Wind and Fire's Phillip Bailey.

"The Ely Callaway Performance Center is the hub of Callaway Golf's two-building R&D operational area, which has a total of 75,000 square feet under roof and spreads across 15 acres," the announcement notes.vernon jordan.jpg "Armed with the most current technology available today, Callaway Golf club fitting specialists are able to give each golfer the ultimate club fitting in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere."

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Vernon Jordan and Lee Hamilton '52 were recently named to serve on the Iraq Study Group. Details can be found in this previous article.

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