Sec Form 4 Filing - Howie Neil @ CALLAWAY GOLF CO - 2017-01-18

Every director, officer or owner of more than ten percent of a class of equity securities registered under Section 12 of the '34 Act must file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a statement of ownership regarding such security.

Form 4: Statement of changes in beneficial ownership, filed before the end of the 2nd business day following the day on which a transaction resulting in a change in beneficial ownership.

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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP
Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Howie Neil
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CALLAWAY GOLF CO [ ELY]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Managing Director, EMEA
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
2180 RUTHERFORD ROAD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
01/18/2017
(Street)
CARLSBAD, CA92008
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YY)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
__ X __ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_____ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YY)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Performance Stock Unit ( 1 ) 01/18/2017( 2 ) A 10,975 ( 2 ) ( 2 ) Common Stock 10,975 $ 0 10,975 ( 3 ) D
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Howie Neil
2180 RUTHERFORD ROAD
CARLSBAD, CA92008
Managing Director, EMEA
Signatures
/s/ Brian P. Lynch Attorney-in-Fact for Neil Howie under a Limited Power of Attorney dated May 12, 2015. 01/20/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )Each Performance Stock Unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of common stock, subject to the achievement of applicable performance criteria.
( 2 )The Reporting Person was granted a total of 21,950 "target" Performance Stock Units ("PSUs") on February 8, 2016, the vesting of which are subject to the achievement of certain performance criteria. The Reporting Person may be eligible to vest in up to 200% of such "target" PSUs during the three year period ending December 31, 2018. On January 18, 2017, the Compensation and Management Succession Committee of the Board of Directors determined that 50% of the "target" award was deemed to be achieved under the terms of the PSUs as a result of the Company's performance during 2016. As a result, 10,975 of the PSUs converted to time-based units that will vest on the third anniversary of the grant date provided the recipient remains employed by Callaway Golf Company through such date. The Reporting Person remains eligible to vest in the remaining PSUs subject to the original award subject to the achievement of certain performance criteria.
( 3 )Represents only that portion of the PSUs originally granted on February 8, 2016 for which the performance criteria was achieved on January 18, 2017, and does not include the other PSUs originally granted on such date or any other PSUs with different grant dates or vesting terms.

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