Brian BARNES



Date of Birth -  3 June 1945

Place of Birth - Addington, Surrey, England

Turned Pro - 1964

European Tour Profile - Brian Barnes


Barnes was taught golf by his father who was Secretary at Burnham and

 Berrow Golf Clubs and later became a pupil (and future son-in-law) of

 Max Faulkner, the 1951 Open champion.

Barnes was one of the leading European Tour golfers of the 1970s. He

 placed between 4th and 8th on the Order of Merit every year from 1971

 to 1980 (the 1971 money list was semi-official, and the European Tour

 formally commenced in 1972). He won nine events on the Tour

 between 1972 and 1981, and also won professional events in Africa,

Australia and Canada. He had three top ten finishes at The Open

 Championship, the best of them a tie for fifth in 1972.

In 1995, Barnes became eligible to play in senior tournaments, and was

 very successful. He won the Senior British Open Championship in 1995

 and became the first man to successfully defend the title in 1996. He

 topped the European Seniors Tour Order of Merit in 1995, and went on

 the play the US Champions Tour in the late 1990s with moderate success.

 Arthritis hampered his career and forced him to leave tournament golf in

 2000.

Barnes played for Great Britain & Ireland and finally Europe in six

 consecutive Ryder Cups from 1969 to 1979. He has a 10-14-1 win-loss-tie

 record including a 5-5-0 record in singles matches (there were two sets

 of singles matches in some of the Ryder Cups in which he participated).

 He had a successful partnership with Bernard Gallacher in foursomes and

 four-ball matches but is best remembered for beating Jack Nicklaus

 twice in one day in 1975, winning 4&2 in the morning round and 2&1 in

 the afternoon session.


ACHIEVEMENTS


Ryder Cup  1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979

World Cup 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977

Hennessy Cognac Cup  1974, 1976, 1978, 1980

Double Diamond 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977

PGA Cup  1990

Philip Morris International 1976


1964  British Youths Open Amateur Championship

1967  Flame Lily (SA)

1969  Coca-Cola Young Professionals' Championship

1969  Agfa-Gevaert Tournament

1970  Wills Australian Masters

1972  Martini International

1974  Dutch Open

1975  French Open

1976  Sun Alliance Match Play Championship

1978  Spanish Open

1978  Greater Manchester Open,

1979  Portuguese Open

1979  Zambia Open

1979  Italian Open

1981  Haig Whisky TPC

1981  Benson & Hedges Kenya Open

1981  Zambia Open

1995  Senior British Open Championship

1996  Senior British Open Championship

1998  AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship


1970 Wills Australian Masters Trophy won by Brian Barnes

(Then presented by Brian Barnes to British Caledonian Airlines to be used in their Annual Golf Day, known as the Perpetual Challenge Trophy. Notable winners include Dai Rees, Sam Torrance, Carl Mason, Ewen Murray, Gordon Brand and Malcolm Gregson)

1978 Spanish Open Trophy won by Brian Barnes

1979 Italian Open Trophy won by Brian Barnes

Tommy Armour Tour bag used by Brian Barnes

Tommy Armour Tour bag used by Brian Barnes

Glove worn and signed by Brian Barnes

Golf Ball played and signed by Brian Barnes

European PGA Tour Clip of Brian Barnes

Visor worn and signed by Brian Barnes

Visor worn and signed by Brian Barnes

Personal cloth cap made for Brian Barnes


BARNES Brian – TWITTY Howard

 Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic – 24 February 1978 – Round 2

BARNES Brian - WAITES Brian - Mullins, William

Bob Hope British Classic - 24 September 1981 - Round 1

BARNES Brian - CHARLES Bob - Matthews, Lord

Bob Hope British Classic - 27 September 1981 - Round 3

BARNES Brian - PEETE Calvin

Silk Cut Masters - 3 June 1983 - Round 2

BARNES Brian – AMANO Masaru

Greater Naples IntelliNet Challenge – 10 February 1996 – Round 2

BARNES Brian – BARBER Miller

 Toshiba Senior Classic – 17 March 1996 – Round 3

BARNES Brian – STILL Ken

 Toshiba Senior Classic - 16 March 1996 - Round 2

BARNES Brian – COSCINA Dennis

Brickyard Crossing Championship - 20 September 1996 - Round 1

BARNES Brian – POWELL Jimmy

Energizer Senior Tour Championship – 7 November 1996 – Round 1

BARNES Brian – POWELL Jimmy

Energizer Senior Tour Championship – 8 November 1996 – Round 2

BARNES Brian – CONNER Frank

Royal Caribbean Classic – 31 January 1997 – Round 1

BARNES Brian – GRAHAM Lou

Royal Caribbean Classic – 1 February 1997 – Round 2

BARNES Brian – BARBER Miller

Las Vegas Senior Classic – 26 April 1997 – Round 2

Royal Mail First Day Cover signed by Brian Barnes

Programme for Marley International Challenge Match, 11th July 1977

 featuring Brian Barnes, Tony Jacklin, Severiano Ballesteros & Johnny Miller

Golf Collector Card featuring Brian Barnes

Official Flier from an Exhibition Match in 1969 featuring Brian Barnes