Golf Athlete - Inducted 2010
Gwen Davies was the President and a founding member of the Canadian Amputee Golf Association. She was instrumental in formulating the guidelines for the running of the annual Canadian Amputee National Open golf tournament.
Gwen was a below-knee amputee at the age of three and then became an above-knee amputee in 2005. As an athlete, she became very active in amputee golf, playing in tournaments at many levels. Gwen held the title of the Canadian Ladies Amputee Golf Champion 12 times in 17 years: 1992 to 1994, 1996 to 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, and from 2006 to 2009. She won the Ladies British Amputee Open in 1995, was the Ladies runner-up at the First World Series of Golf in Australia in 1996, and won the Second World Series event in 2002. Gwen has represented Canada in Amputee Golf Tournaments in Australia, United States, Great Britain and Italy.
Gwen was also heavily involved with Skate Canada, holding volunteer positions at the local, provincial and national levels from 1979 to 2006.
Gwen is a role model for others. She volunteers her time and expertise in helping families who are facing the prospect of the amputation of a limb, helping to quell their fears, and finding the strength to carry on. She is a tireless worker, mentor, and organizer and has been a strong builder, advocate, and ambassador for persons with disabilities and for sports. She is involved on the World Advisory Committee in the bid to have disabled golf as a Paralympic sport in 2016.
Gwen passed away on November 30th, 2020