Golfers Get Set to Tackle 28-Mile Hole

Miss Pioneer Pass, Georgene Bradshaw
PPGC TROPHY – Fifteen hardy golfers will tee off today at Yucca Valley Country Club in the 4th annual Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge, Tournament features the “World’s Longest and Only 19th Hole,” stretching 28 miles from Yucca Valley to Big Bear. “Miss Pioneer Pass,’ Georgene Bradshaw, poses here with trophy awaiting the winner.

Pioneer Pass Tournament in Yucca Valley

YUCCA 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.

The public is welcome to attend.

Playing of the “World’s Longest and Only 19th Hole” will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday when participants tee off on Main Street in Pioneertown.

Twenty-eight miles long, the 19th hole follows the historical mining and cattle trail through canyon over mountain from Pioneertown to Big Bear.

Golfers will spend Saturday night either in Yucca Valley or Big Bear and return to the spot they left off Saturday afternoon and complete the play.

Golfers will finish at about 1 p.m. Sunday at the Peter Pan Lodge. A buffet will be served at 1:30 p.m. for participants and spectators.

To top off the weekend’s activities, a dinner is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at the Snow Summit Lodge in Big Bear when awards will be presented to winners.

Committee in charge of planning the event which is sponsored by the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge, Inc., is Roger Lenhardt, president; Art Acason, vice president; Ed Rance, secretary; Welling Clark, treasurer; and board members are Bill Hanson, Millard Williams, Ray Potts and Al Fisher.

Oct. 12, 1962 - The San Bernardino County Sun article clipping