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Trashmasters zany golf returns to Snowmass Club

Dale Strode
Staff report

The zany world of Trashmasters golf returns this week to the Snowmass Club.

The 22nd annual Trashmasters Invitational is scheduled for Thursday and Friday at the club’s golf course.

“The legendary, wacky golf tournament attracts a full field of players from all over the country in pursuit of the ‘gold jacket,’” said event director Phil McKeague.

Rocky Mountain Connections is the title sponsor for the 22nd Trashmasters, which rewards unique shots that find trees, water, etc.

The event will kick off Thursday with the Magic of Aloha party at the Black Saddle at the Snowmass Club. The tournament will start with a shotgun blast at 9 a.m. Friday.

All events will be at the Snowmass Club.

The celebrity guest this year is six-time Pro Bowl linebacker Karl Mecklenburg, formerly of the Denver Broncos. He played from 1984 through 1996.

Trashmasters founder and chairman Boone Schweitzer is stepping down as chairman of the board this year, extending the reins to longtime board member Jeffrey Sivess.

The event benefits the Trashmasters Scholarship Fund, which has helped more than 50 students from the valley graduate from college. More than $1.5 million has been awarded from the Trashmasters Scholarship Fund.

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

Schweitzer will be honored with the Leonardo Most Distinguished Trashmaster Award at this year’s event.

Also this year, two new Trashmasters Hall of Famers will be inducted. They are John and Pam Borders from Dallas.

The Borders have supported the charity for many years as residents of Snowmass Village.

Hollywood legend and local resident Robert Wagner will make the special presentations Thursday evening.

Trashmasters golf will begin Friday.

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