Gildred Price-Barber has seen half-a-century of life,
but to her age is just a number. At 50 years old, the Texas native loved
growing up in Gladewater, a small town where she says the village really
did raise and support its children. Gildred later moved to Mineola (TX)
and today resides in beautiful Aurora, Colorado among the rich history
of the Black Rodeo and where dozens of Afro-American jazz artists have
graced nearby Denver stages over the years.
Gildred earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business and Technology
from East Texas State University and she is currently attending the
University of Phoenix, working on a Masters in Criminal Justice Administration.
Happily single and enjoying life, she is the proud mother of twin teenage
daughters, Destiny and Darolyn. Both girls are avid dancers; however,
Gildred is patiently waiting for her two “darling jewels”
to express an interest in golf.
Gildred learned to play the game from her now ex-husband and is a 26
handicap. She loves to travel and stays active in outings and at tournaments
as a member of the Mile High Sandbaggers Golf Club, Western States Golf
Association (WSGA), Sisters Across America (as an Associate Member)
and the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA).
Colorado has 1.7% of the country’s Black-owned firms and for the
last eight years Gildred has served as Vice President of Finance and
part owner of a fast-growing insulation sales business, Insulation4Less.com,
specializing in saving customers money with a green solution to their
insulation needs. And, she and her partner have recently delved into
the clothing industry by launching a popular medical scrubs business
just two years ago, w2wScrubs.com.
In being an entrepreneur the ongoing daily responsibilities take a heavy
toll on Gildred’s personal time, however, she knows the benefits
that playing the game brings to her overall health and, to developing
prime business relationships, so she tries to play at least 3-4 times
“I love the game because it is so humbling,” says Gildred
who has won several times at golf events this year including 1st low
net at both the WSGA’s annual tournament, and at the Pacific Dessert
Classic. She also won 1st low gross at Sisters Across America.
Gildred desires to get her handicap down to between 18-21 and states--as
many golfers do, that putting is her biggest challenge. About 8 years
ago she trained with a coach at Golftech which helped her with driving
accuracy, but she cheerfully says, “I probably need to go back.”
Gildred has a great attitude about her game and she’s certain
to continue to be an active part of the golfing scene for years to come.
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