Trashmasters back on course |

Trashmasters back on course

Trash golf.

No doubt.

The 21st annual Trashmasters Charity Golf tournament returned to the valley this week with golfers taking to the links at the Snowmass Club.

The tournament, which raises money for scholarships for local high school graduates, uses a bizarre and fun format. Basically, the format rewards golf’s unfortunate shots — off a tree, into a pond, into the sand and out of bounds.

The tournament was founded in 1993 by Boone Schweitzer, of Snowmass Village, who continues to lead the charity event.

The Trashmasters has awarded more than $1,500,500 in college scholarships to high school graduates from Aspen to Glenwood Springs, according to the Trashmasters website.

A total of 52 students have graduated from college through the program.

Twelve others are attending college.

“One hundred percent of our proceeds go to scholarships. Now, it is one of the largest scholarship programs in the valley, and I’m proud of that,” Schweitzer said.

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