For three days starting Oct. 7 the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge, the only tournament in the world with a 28 mile long 19th hole, Will be playing from Yucca Valley to Big Bear Lake over one of the most scenic mountain desert fairways in Southern California. Golf pros, amateurs, duffers and hackers may play this longest of golf courses.
Elenor Foster of Twentynine Palms competing in the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge, smacked her ball straight into the arms of a Joshua Tree, where it lodged and had to be pulled out. The tree was along Pioneer Pass, route of the unique golfing event which runs from Pioneertown to Big Bear Lake.
Photographers and photographic enthusiasts are looking forward to the Pioneer Pass Camera Cavalcade, which has been set for Aug. 20 by the sponsors, the Pioneer Pass Pushers.
YUCCA VALLEY - The third annual Pioneer Pass Golf challenge is scheduled for Oct. 7-8 according to Al Fisher, chairman of the PPGC.
YUCCA VALLEY - The limit of entries is nearly complete for the third annual Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge. The golfing event, featuring the 28-mile "World's Longest and Only 19th Hole” connecting the Hi-Desert of Yucca Valley with the mountain country of Bear Valley, will start Friday and be completed Saturday.
YUCCA VALLEY – The first golfer will tee off Saturday morning at 7 from the Yucca Valley Country Club to start the third annual Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge with its now Famous “19th hole” between Pioneertown and Big Bear along the historic Pioneer Pass road.
Next meeting of the corporation to draft the program for the October 1962 golf of that, which includes the "world's longest and only 19th hole" from Pioneertown to Big Bear City, will be held on December 27 at that Yucca Valley Country Club coffee shop.
"There will be some interesting innovations," Lenhardt said. "The event will be upped to three days of competition, with the first day on our local greens with 18 holes of play. This will be on Friday. Saturday and Sunday Will be devoted to the 19th hole, the 28-mile fairway between the Hi-Desert and Bear Valley."
The first 18 holes of golf in the fourth annual Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge will be played today at Yucca Valley Country Club by a total of 15 entries with the official kick-off dinner following at 7:30 tonight at Callahan’s Restaurant.
Activities will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the Yucca Valley Country Club where participants will play the first 18 holes of golf. A kickoff dinner will be held at 7 that evening at Callahan’s restaurant for participants and guests.