Trashiest golfers take home jackets, trophies |

Trashiest golfers take home jackets, trophies

The 22nd annual Trashmasters Invitational Golf Tournament was July 25 at the Snowmass Club. The so-called “World’s Most Unique Golf Tournament” attracted a full field of players from all over the country in pursuit of the coveted “gold jacket.”

Winners this year were John Schwarz Sr. in the seniors division; Josh Moser, men’s; and Stevie Gillman, women’s. Jake King took home the championship trophy. The Most Stupendous Trash trophy was earned by Jake King, who picked up a hole-in-one.

The event kicked off with the Magic of Aloha party July 24 at the Snowmass Club’s Black Saddle Bar & Grille. Attending the party were Hollywood legend and Trashmasters Hall of Famer Robert Wagner and six-time Denver Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Karl Mecklenburg (1984 to 1996).

Wagner presented this year’s Hall of Fame award to John and Pam Borders, of Dallas. The Borders have supported the charity for many years and spend most of their summers in Snowmass Village. Mecklenburg was auctioned off to play with a team in the tournament.

The golf tournament benefits the Trashmasters Scholarship Fund, which has helped over 50 students from the Roaring Fork Valley graduate from college. Trashmasters reported that all past scholarship students have graduated or are presently attending college. Over $1.5 million has been awarded over the years. Many of the students were involved in both days of this year’s event.

Boone Schweitzer, Trashmasters’ founder and its chairman for the past 21 years, is stepping down and handing the reins over to longtime board member Jeffrey Sivess.

“It’s been a lot of fun, and we have emerged as the No. 1 homegrown charity in the valley,” Schweitzer said. “I am really looking forward to participating for a change.”

Schweitzer was honored this year with the “Leonardo” Most Distinguished Trashmaster Award.

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