English professional golfer, Barry Lane is best known four his performances on the European Senior Tour and the Champions Tour and as the Andersen Consulting World Champion of Golf in 1995. With a career that has spanned over 40 years, Lane has some of the most incredible insights into the sport and also can provide an abundance of advice on areas including maintaining determination and achieving goals.
Lane played golf every day after school and caddied at the weekends to earn money so he could play during the week. This he did for two years until he turned pro at 16. (When Lane was 15, he spoke to his school’s career officer, he laughed at Lane’s dream of being a golf professional. It just goes to show if you have a dream – Go for it!) Lane worked as an assistant pro at Downshire Golf Club for eight years. Mostly teaching and repairing clubs – he also played in lots of Pro-Ams and one-day events in the South of England.
Lane went to the European tour qualifying school seven times. He made his card after the third of seven attempts. Lane did not have a sponsor for the first two years, so only played UK tournaments. In 1986 Lane finished seventh at the School and played the European Tour until 2011 and he has played a total of over 670 tournaments.
His first win was in the 1988 Scottish Open, so it has a special place in his heart. It took Lane four more years to win his second tournament; the Mercedes German Masters. Then went on to win three more European tournaments and in America one World Match Play Championship.
Most recently, he has gone on to make his only Ryder Cup appearance and has also represented England in the World Cup and the Alfred Dunhill Cup. As of 2010, he joined the European Senior tour where he very quickly became successful at the Scottish Senior Open before displaying incredible performances at many senior European Tour events between 2011 and 2019.
To book Barry Lane as the golf speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.
When he’s at corporate events, Barry is known to discuss the following topics:
- European Senior Tour
- Golf Speaker
- Drive & Determination
- Mental Resilience