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Gwen DAVIES- 1941-2020

Gwen Davies

Gwen grew up in Australia as a left leg amputee.

She married Canadian Malcolm Davies, moved to Calgary, and worked for many years for the Gelmon Corporation, managing shopping malls throughout Southern Alberta.

While it’s hard to imagine an amputee from Australia taking up sports like downhill skiing and golf, Gwen did just that.

After the family joined the Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club in 1984, Gwen would learn to play the game on an artificial leg. Throughout her 25-year competitive golf career, Gwen would go on to win the Canadian Amputee Golf Championship a record 18 times. She would also win the Ladies Amputee British Open in 1995 and the World Series of Amputee Golf in 2002. Gwen founded and then served as President of the Canadian Amputee Golf Association for a quarter century until 2017.

She also volunteered many hours in support of the Calalta Figure Skating Club.

Gwen’s efforts as both a golfer and builder culminated in her being inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in Red Deer in 2010.She lived a life that proved no obstacle is too big to overcome, no challenge too daunting.

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