SSHoF logoBarb (Turnbull) Danaher

Athlete (1986)


Barb (Turnbull) Danaher A golfer par excellence, Barbara won her first major event in 1957. Capturing the Saskatoon Riverside club championship was the first of many awards. She has won 21 women's and two senior women's club championships. She has captured the Saskatoon women's crown 16 times and the senior women's title twice.

On the Saskatchewan scene, Danaher has won 10 championships. A record that may never be broken she has represented Saskatchewan in 28 Canadian championships. For 24 years she has made the Saskatchewan women's team and on four occasions she has been on the provincial senior women's team. In 1985, the Saskatchewan senior women won the Canadian championship. In 1969, Barbara reached the finals of the Canadian open, losing out to Marlene Streit. In 1970, she captained the Canadian team that placed fourth out of 21 countries in the world championships in Madrid.

Barb has been ranked in Canada's top ten three times. In 1967, she was named Saskatoon's Sportswoman of the year. She was inducted in to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1973.