Tag Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge

These are newspaper articles with stories involving the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge between Big Bear and Pioneertown.

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Marsi Sipherd Is Miss Pioneer Pass

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.
Sept. 29, 1965 Featured image

Filipponi Named Golf Field Judge

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.
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Arcadia Tribune Wed. Oct. 15, 1969

The 11th Annual Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge will be played Oct. 17 through 19. The first 18 Holes will be over the Blue Sky Golf Course and the 19th hole, a 28-mile long challenge, will be marked off along Pioneer Pass Rd. to Pioneertown in Yucca Valley.
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Tee-Whiz!––27 miles of golf course

Sixty-six players (54 men and 12 women), plus an entourage of close to 300 spotters, judges (scorers and rules committee). Sponsors, vehicle drivers, and disbelieving friends, completed in this year's event recently–to the astonishment of deer hunters, motorcycle riders, and forest rangers who also frequent that neck of the woods.
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Rocks, Snakes in Golf Challenge

In the early days of the Pioneer Pass Challenge, players walked or rode horseback the entire 27 miles, but today there us transportation from hole to hole by truck. The "cup" on the 10 Pioneer Pass holes is a 20-foot circle, but to reach it players must shoot over and around sagebrush, Joshua trees, rocks and even a snake or two. Play runs past Rimrock, through Pioneertown and the Russ Hayden Western Museum en route to the final hole at the Blue Shies course.