Pioneer Pass Sets 4th Golf Event in Oct.

YUCCA VALLEY – Roger Lenhardt, President of the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge, announced details of the fourth annual event for next October.

“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.”


Another challenge will be to California State trophy competition with special lights representing cities throughout California. There will be a flight for all players with categories for duffers as well as more advanced amateurs.

A special woman’s flight is being planned.

Also to tell the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge story to the world will be a PPGC pectoral to be published this year. The pictorial will carry mountains and Hi-Desert pictures of the first three yearly events as well as resort and recreation booster advertising in the Hi-Desert and Bear Valley.

Coordinating the picked oral will be Harold Van Nest, Alan Fisher, and Art Acason. It is expected that the pictorial will be completed and ready for distribution by Yucca Valley is grubstake days in June sales representative for the pictorial will be appointed soon.

Lenhardt and Ed Vance, PPGC secretary, returned last week from conferences in Bear Valley


“Enthusiasm is high in the mountains,” Lehnhardt reported. “with plenty of snow expected at ski resorts this winter and with PPGC publicity in Life magazine last fall, the mountain man believe the fourth annual Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge will warrant and get national and international publicity,” he added.

On Jan. 31, the board of directors of PPGC will meet at the Yucca Valley Country Club coffee shop.

Jan. 10, 1962 - The San Bernardino County Sun