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Brian Barnes

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Sadly, Brian Barnes died today, Great Scottish golfer who beat Jack in singles twice in the one day at the Ryder Cup. Liked a drink and a laugh but he could play golf thats for sure.
He will be missed



  • Dr. BombayDr. Bombay Members  270WRX Points: 90Posts: 270 Greens
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    RIP Barnesy.

    Thanks for the heads up.....he was a pistol!

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  • LanglandsLanglands ScotlandMembers  2011WRX Points: 209Posts: 2,011 Platinum Tees
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    Sad news, he was a fine player back in the day. Had a drinking problem that he was able to overcome and have a good seniors career before his health dipped.

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  • BigBodBigBod Operations Director, Diamond Golf International & Wishon Golf Littlehampton, UKMembers  78WRX Points: 61Posts: 78 Fairways
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    Very sad news to hear of the passing of a great man. I've known Brian since 1990, pretty much looked after his clubs ever since. Always popping in to have his Loft & Lies done. A few times he would bring his Father in Law, Max Faulkner with him. Was great to see Max hit a few balls in the net. RIP Brian, you will be missed.

  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members  3727WRX Points: 715Posts: 3,727 Titanium Tees
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    RIP Big Fella

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  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers  13971WRX Points: 1,531Handicap: 8-ishPosts: 13,971 Titanium Tees
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    One of the great characters of the game. RIP.

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  • acemandrakeacemandrake ROCHESTER NYMembers  387WRX Points: 131Handicap: 12Posts: 387 Greens
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    I watched him play the day he beat Nicklaus. Twice.

    Nicklaus did not look happy.

    My memory of Brian Barnes is him hitting short shots while smoking a pipe. Must have been tough for Jack to watch that all day.

    RIP, Mr. Barnes. This game needs more people like you.

  • mahoniemahonie EnglandMembers  3070WRX Points: 634Handicap: 11Posts: 3,070 Titanium Tees
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    Iirc read a story somewhere that Mr Barnes was playing in the French Open sponsored by Stella Artois and he used one of their beer bottles to mark his ball on his way to victory. Proper golfer!

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  • FergusonFerguson Members  5994WRX Points: 3,499Handicap: 7.0Posts: 5,994 Titanium Tees
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    I have posted this picture on several occasions. This time it's in reverence of a great golf character, and will be the last time I post it.

  • wombat_vortexwombat_vortex Members  205WRX Points: 66Posts: 205 Fairways
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    Not everyone call pull off the short shorts with the tall socks. Good on you, Brian.

  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4771WRX Points: 1,830Posts: 4,771 Titanium Tees
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    May you RIP Mr. Barnes. One of the great all time characters of golf and a **** fine player that many people were unaware of until his passing.


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