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Charles Lane Howell


Inducted 2015

Born in Fairfax, Okla., Howell had a lengthy career in the oil industry as a geophysicist. Now 89, he began playing golf at age 7 to spend time with his father, a high school football and golf coach. The Lane family moved to Bakersfield in 1968 to work with Tenneco's newly acquired Kern County Land Company. He continued playing golf throughout his career and into retirement, winning prestigious tournament titles. He is a four-time Stockdale Country Club champion (1973, 1974, 1993, 1998), he won the Western Senior Amateur Tournament in 1994, the 42nd annual Kern County Senior Championship in 1994, the World Series Super Senior Championship in 1997 and 1998 and the Pacific Senior Championships in 1999 and 2006. He served for 10 years on both the Board of California Seniors and the Board of World Seniors. He has shot his age more than 1,500 times and still plays about three times a week. He also played golf in college at Louisiana-Lafayette and Tulane.