Faced with the prospect of rain or worse today or tomorrow or both, 18 entrants in the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge to teed off yesterday from the Yucca Valley golf club course.
Only six weeks away, the Pioneer Pass Camera Cavalcade slated for Sunday, July 26, is pulling camera clubs, photographers and models – candidates for title of “Miss Pioneer Pass” –from coastal cities and communities throughout the Hi-Desert, according to a spokesman for the Yucca Valley Park and Recreation District, sponsor of the event.
"Miss Pioneer Pass" will receive all expenses to the three-day golf event, plus a trophy. She will also win a feature roll in the 30-minute Color and sound shorts, "the 19th hole." The film is to relate the story of the 28-mile historic cattle and mining trail between the Hi-Desert and Bear Valley that serves as the fairway for the "World's Longest and only 19th Hole."
Using the historic cattle and mining trail Pioneer Pass for its fairway connecting the hi-desert with the mountains of Bear Valley, the Oct. 9, 10 and 11 golfing challenge for the first time I have a woman's flight with four women accepting the challenge and representing the communities of Twentynine Palms at Yucca Valley.
AUGUST 5 is the date and the photo shows some of the exciting action that will go with the starting of some 60 to 80 wild burros from Pioneertown’s “Golden Empire Corral” on the long trek from Pioneertown to Big Bear. It is Pioneertown’s first National Burro Derby Days, held in conjunction with Big Bear’s Old Miner Days, an annual event. The name “wild burro” is no misnomer. These burros are captured on the Nevada deserts and are really wild! Early the morning of August 5, the burros will be saddled and leave Pioneertown for Yucca Valley with a lunch stop, then on to Lander and Lucerne Valley for an over night stop, reaching Big Bear the evening of the 7th. The burros will be “housed” and cared for at the Pioneertown Golden Empire Corral from July 31st., to be groomed for the race.
Six photogenic candidates for “Miss Pioneer Pass” along with the competing shutterbugs and their photographic entries and gathering gold enthusiasts, will participate Friday night in the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge “Press Night” held at the Yucca Valley Golf Club.
The terrace of the Yucca Valley Golf Club was the sight of the Pioneer Pass Camera Cavalcade Press Night Friday night in which Marsi Sipherd of Twentynine Palms was chosen to reign as Miss Pioneer Pass during the classic three-day Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge on Oct. 1, 2, 3.
eo A. Higgins, acting general chairman of the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge Committee, has received the official confirmation of acceptance of the post of PPGC head field judge from Mervyn L. Filipponi, former recreation director of the Yucca Valley Park and Recreation District.
The eyes of Yucca Valley are looking north toward the mountains, where the Pioneer Pass, back road to Big Bear, will be coming alive with swinging clubs and flying golf balls in the world’s longest and only playable 19th Hole, the 7th Annual Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
With 62 persons voting, representing more than a dozen communities from two counties, the Pioneer Loop Association, dedicated to tourism and recreation, was given a solid “yes” vote at its formation meeting Feb. 17 at the Glen Restaurant. Jim Ishmael, Resident of the Hi-Desert Associated Chambers of Commerce and host for the meeting, presided.