The Tucson Conquistadores are honored to serve and support our community by providing life enhancing opportunities to local youth through amateur athletics. We accomplish our mission by our various fund raising activities which include, but are not limited to, hosting a PGA TOUR golf event, The Tucson Conquistadores Foundation and the First Tee - Tucson youth and life skills program. The results of these community efforts create a strong, lifetime bond among our members.
Celebrating 72 Years in Golf
Byron Nelson and Sam Snead headlined in 1945 and pro golf became a must-see annual event in Tucson. The Tucson Conquistadores took charge in 1966 and, thanks to your support, over $37.2 million has been raised for Southern Arizona kids through professional golf.
The Tucson Conquistadores are the tournament management team that oversees the operations and the sales arm of the PGA TOUR Champions’ Cologuard Classic. Since their inception in 1962, the Conquistadores have contributed more than $37.2 million to local and national charities. The Conquistadores are comprised of up to 60 active business and professional members and a total membership of 224 who represent a cross-section of the Tucson community. Key beneficiaries of the Conquistadores' fundraising efforts include southern Arizona youth athletic programs, First Tee - Tucson and colon cancer advocacy organizations. In addition to their involvement with professional golf, the group has established the Tucson Conquistadores Foundation.
Golf in Tucson
Over the last 60 years, professional golf in Tucson has taken many names from the Tucson Open to the present day Cologuard Classic. Although the title name has changed, the history surrounding this tournament has only gotten stronger with time.
The Tucson Conquistadores have been the host organization since the 1960’s and have used this tournament as a platform to promote and fund local youth athletic programs. The Tucson Conquistador helmet is easily one of the most distinctive trophies in all of golf. The Conquistador helmet has been won by many of the biggest names on the PGA TOUR from Arnold Palmer, Don January and Lee Trevino to Phil Mickelson.