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Women’s golf tourney still giving back to community after 25 years

Twenty-five years ago the Pagosa Springs Women’s Golf Association founded a two-day invitational golf tournament, thus starting a tradition that continues to thrive today.

This well-attended tournament attracts women from the Four Corners, as well as teams from as far away as Florida and Texas.

More recently, the PSWGA added another dimension to the tournament, that of benefiting Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, members and guests, the tournament has provided more than $35,000 to various community charities in the past five years.

The beneficiary of the 2011 tournament is the Creative Outreach Charitable Organization (COCO), whose mission it is to raise and disburse funds to the poor, needy and elderly of Archuleta County via a voucher program in which specific goods and services are authorized.

COCO evolved from the highly successful Art in the Garden fund-raisers conducted over the past three years. COCO has no administrative costs because it is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. Monies raised by the tournament will be administered by the Community Assistance Fund.

This year, on the 25th anniversary of the Pine Cone Classic, the tournament took place at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club July 12 and 13, with a practice round held the day before. While in Pagosa Springs, the 84 participants enjoyed the many attractions our community offers, as well as 36 holes of fun, competitive golf. Results and photos will appear in future issues of The SUN.

For more information, contact Bev Hudson at 731-2256 or

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