About the Tournament

The Durango Education Foundation dedicates the annual golf tournament at Dalton Ranch Golf & Country Club to the memory of Tom Hartney for his many contributions to education.  Tom devoted many years of his life as an active member of the community.  Tom served on the 9-R School District School Board, and was a DEF Board of Trustee. 

Proceeds from the tournament support DEF’s mission to develop resources outside the capacity of the regular Durango School District 9-R budget.  DEF Grants bring innovative technology, materials and programs that enhance the educational experience in 9-R Classrooms.

We thank the many donors and participants who contributed, and continue to contribute, to the success of the event. The Tom Hartney Memorial Golf Tournament is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Be a part of the DEF family and help us support education!

Tee Times and Teams

Tee TimesTeam Names
8:00 AMBank of Colorado
8:10 AMDurango Dermatology
8:20 AMSinberg Capital Lending
8:30 AMTBK Bank
8:40 AMCredit Union of Colorado
8:50 AMReed Slingerland Team
9:00 AMJoann Hards Team
9:10 AMMorehart Murphy Regional Auto Center
9:20 AMClements Group
9:30 AM Shirley Crom Team
9:40 AMCoca Cola of Durango
9:50 AMThe Wells Group: Sierra Fullerton Team
10:00 AMThe Wells Group: Zane Wells Team
10:10 AM
10:20 AMScott Thompson Team
10:30 AMBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices
10:40 AM Alpine Bank
10:50 AMMorgan Stanley
11:00 AMBank of Colorado, Mortgage
11:10 AMCJs Diner
11:20 AMFCI Constructors Team 1
11:30 AMFCI Constructors Team 2
11:40 AM Land Title Guarantee
11:50 AMThweatt & Bryant Team
12:00 PMSka Fabricating

Golf Leaderboard and Results

Team NamesTotal Contest/Prize Winners
Bank of Colorado62
Durango Dermatology57
Sinberg Capital Lending56Third Place Overall
TBK Bank58
Credit Union of Colorado65
Reed Slingerland Team68
Joann Hards Team69
Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center59
Clements Group66
Shirley Crom Team69Best Ladies Team
Carol Woodward – Closest to the Pin Hole #14
Laurel Waters – Ladies Longest Drive Hole #18
Coca Cola of Durango61Brian Van Sickle – Longest Putt Hole #11
The Wells Group: Sierra Fullerton Team70
The Wells Group: Zane Wells Team65
Scott Thompson Team63
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices66
Alpine Bank 58Ryan Poppe-Mens Closest to the Pin Hole #12
Morgan Stanley 53First Place Overall
Bank of Colorado, Mortgage71Highest Score (tiebreaker)
Pat McManus – Closest to the Pin Hole #5
CJs Diner54Second Place Overall
FCI Constructors Team 171Colt Skidmore – Mens Longest Drive Hole #7
FCI Constructors Team 263
Land Title Guarantee58Russ Smith – Closest to the Pin Hole #2
Thweatt & Bryant Team71
Ska Fabricating64
  • No social gatherings before or after tournament
  • 25 Team limit; registration and payments must be submitted by September 4th to reserve a tee time
  • Assigned Tee times only, no shotgun start
  • Tee times will start at 8AM in 10 minute intervals
  • Tee times will be assigned upon receipt of payment
  • Check-in outside only at the Bag Drop Off area
  • Cart guidelines and restrictions as outlined below
  • Box Lunches will be available at the turn from the Snack Shack for tee times prior to 11:00 AM. Tee times after 11:00 AM will receive their lunch at Hole #1
  • Scorecards should be submitted to the Golf Pro Shop at completion of play
  • Assistant Pro, Pete Wolke, will review rules & restrictions with each team at Hole #1

    Cart Guidelines and Restrictions:
  • 2 golf carts available for each team
  • Single riders in carts, unless members are of the same household
  • Players of different households may ride together IF they are both wearing masks and taking all precautions
  • Teams are encouraged to follow rider guidelines by rotating walking and riding. Sanitizers will be available.
  • All 4 bags can be placed on carts; Remote control golf bag caddies are welcome.


Team registration includes:
– Assigned Tee Times
– Registration for 4 players
– Welcome Bags at check-in for each player
– 2 Carts
– Box Lunches
– Team Mulligan
– Fred Couples Hole
– Opportunity to win multiple Hole Contest Prizes

Team Captains will be contacted by email 2 weeks prior to the tournament with tournament rules, contest holes, and assigned tee time.

For reserve a team, please contact:
Jason Portz, DEF Treasurer, at 970-385-5329
Diana Cruz, Executive Director, at 970-385-1491 or 9RFoundation@gmail.com

Title Sponsor: $6,000
Two Team Registrations (8 players)
Signage at every hole
Recognition at start of Tournament
Placement in ad in the Durango Herald
Feature in tournament program
Feature on social media and DEF Website

Master Sponsor: $1,000
One Team Registration (4 players)
Signage at most holes
Recognition at start of Tournament
Placement in ad in the Durango Herald
Feature in tournament program
Feature on social media and DEF Website

A+ Sponsor: $500
Unlimited number of sponsorships available
Signage at some holes
Recognition at start of Tournament
Placement in ad in the Durango Herald
Feature in tournament program
Boosted post on social media and DEF Website

Hole Sponsor: $250
Unlimited number of sponsorships available
Signage at one hole
Placement in ad in the Durango Herald
Feature in tournament program
Mention on DEF Website

To become a sponsor, please contact:
Jean Thweatt, Board President, at 970-799-8747
Diana Cruz, Executive Director, at 970-946-7746 or 9RFoundation@gmail.com

Past Tournaments

2019 Tom Hartney Golf Tournament

2018 Tom Hartney Golf Tournament