Barnes was born on January 4th 2002 and ever since lived in Kent. He started hitting a golf ball when he was about 2 years of age in the garden. After he managed to stand correctly to the ball, he was then introduced to the driving range and later on to the golf course.
He started off by playing 9 holes around a par 3 course then progressed onto a 18 hole course.
He started playing competitive golf from the age of 10 in the Surrey Rookie Tour 2012 with a number of top 10 finishes and an overall finish of 3rd by the end of the season.
Year 2013 was a good year for Barnes with some good tournaments he managed to win the Rookie Tour. Barnes was also selected for the Surrey county team, and achieved his first hole in one at Malden Golf Club in this year.
Year 2014 continued in great fashion with 3 wins on the Rookie Tour, under 18's winner at Chobham and North Downs and 2nd in the Paul Casey under 12's championship, with further reductions to his handicap.
With a continuous improvement over the years, 2015 was always going to be a good one. Again with a number of top 10 finishes in the Rookie Tour, he moved his focus to playing in more under 18 junior opens, with 2 wins in the gross and a number of top 5 finishes, again 2015 was proving to be a very successful year. His best achievements for this year was to have the honour to be captain for Surrey boys under 13 team, and qualifying for the junior under 18's European championship to be held in Spain in November 2015 after qualifying at Lingfield Golf Club finishing 3rd out of 60 boys. With his steady progress and hard work over the winter months we are positive more success will continue.
Under 18 European championship, playing and practice before I started play in tournament. Great courses and practice facilities and lovely views with the sunrise. Hope to do it again next year and hopefully qualify for the final day, missed out by 3 shots so happy with my performance considering a few under 18 England players In the field.
The main focus for 2016 will be to try and qualify for the boys Read Trophy and the English boys.
Long term goals to be a very successful professional golfer and try for 2020 Olympic Games. Every child is allowed a dream and with determination and hard work dreams can come true.
However Barnes is always reminded by Mum, Dad, and other golfing friends that school work is equally very important too.
This year I started the season with a handicap of 2.3 and my goal was to try and get to scratch;
I've played in a number of competitions this year at my home club The Addington with good success winning a number of events.
My best achievements this year are winning two under 18 junior championship, the Paul Casey 36 hole at foxhills and the Wilderness junior open both events I further reduced my handicap down to 0.7.
However in golf results don't always go in your favour so my biggest disappointment this year was missing the cut by 1 shot in the England boys championship at Keddleston Park, especially making a double bogey on the last hole. So I've used that event not as a fail but a learning experience.So I'm looking forward to the rest of 2018.