Barbara Turnbull won 14 Riverside Club championships between 1957 and 1972. She claimed her first Saskatoon City Golf Championship in 1958, and went on to win it seven more times between 1961 and 1972. Barbara was a member of the Saskatchewan inter-provincial golf team for 15 consecutive years between 1958 and 1972. Turnbull won the provincial golf championship five times, with her first win in 1962.
Barbara Turnbull has been classed in the top ten women golfers in Canada three times (1970-1972) and captained the Canadian team to a fourth place finish at the Ladies World Golf Championship in Madrid in 1970.
As a builder Barbara spent five years as Course Rating Chairman for the Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Ladies Golf Association.