Barry Lane is one of the friendliest faces on the current Seniors Tour. Lane has won on both the European and Senior Tours in a career spanning almost 40 years. We are delighted to welcome Barry as our first professional MLA Staff player and hope that he holes many more putts with his choice of design, the MLA Tour XDream.
Birthdate: 21st June 1960
Place of Birth: Henley-on-Thames
Turned Pro: 1976
In the bag
Driver: Taylor Made R1 Driver (10.5 degrees)
3-Wood: Taylor Made RBZ (14.5 degrees)
Hybrid: Adams Golf (20 Degrees)
Irons: MLA BL61
Wedges: Mizuno MPT11 Wedges (50, 55 and 60 degrees)
Putter: MLA Tour XDream
Balls: Srixon Z Star XV
Barry Lane was a relatively latecomer to the world of golf, picking up his first set of clubs aged 14 (and promptly breaking three within his first week of playing with them) but once he’d discovered the thrill of striking the ball in a field near his home in Bracknell, Barry was hooked.
As a youngster he would caddy at the weekends to earn money so that he could play every day after school. Lane showed he has enormous natural talent at the game, even telling a careers officer at age 15 he wanted to be a professional golfer. The career’s officer laughed, but within 12 months, Lane had become a professional.
His formative years were spent working as an assistant professional at Downshire Golf, playing in a lot of pro-am events mainly in the South of England.
Barry realised his dream of becoming a tour professional after his third attempting at Tour Qualifying School. Although as a new professional, Lane didn’t have a sponsor, so could only afford to tend UK tournaments.
Things changed in 1986, when after finishing 7th at the qualifying school, he started to gain additional sponsors and became a full time member of the European Tour. That extra competition proved valuable and in 1988, Barry recorded his first win as a professional at the 1988 Scottish Open.
In a career that spanned over 25 years on the European Tour, Lane competed in over 670 tournaments. He also competed in the 1993 Ryder Cup
After qualifying for the Seniors Tour, Lane has continued to play high quality golf, winning three times in just one and a half seasons. MLA Tour are delighted to welcome Barry as our first Tour Pro and we hope that he will continue to sink putts and win many more tournaments for many years to come.
1988 - Bell’s Scottish Open Winner
1992 - Mercedes German Masters Winner
1993 – Selected to the European Ryder Cup Team
1993 – Canon European Masters Winner
1994 – Turespana Open de Baleares Winner
2004 – Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters Winner
In addition, Lane lost in a play off on three occasions – at the 1988 Barcelona Open, 1992 Rome Masters ad the 1995 Smurfit European Open
1983 - Footjoy World Assistant Pro Championship Winner
1983 - Jamaican Open Winner
1987 - Equity and Law Challenge Winner
1995 - Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf Winner
2010 - Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open Winner
2011 - Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open Winner
2011 - Casa Serena Open Winner
2012 - Speedy Services Wales Senior Open Winner
2016 - MCB Tour Championship #MCB Tour Champs Winner