The Faces of 90.5 WESA
Environment & Energy
Fri August 8, 2014
Pittsburgh Golf Course Scores Birdie with Audubon Certification
Eleven-year-old Richard Allan is lining everything up perfectly to take a swing at the fourth hole at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course in Pittsburgh's Schenley Park.
He’s been golfing for a few years, and already has some tips, like which areas to avoid on this over 100-year-old course.
"There are no sand traps here — it’s basically all high cut grass. Yeah, it’s basically all natural," he explains.
Allan and his buddies are learning golf with the youth program First Tee of Pittsburgh. And that high grass is part of an initiative here to encourage more than challenging play. It’s habitat for migratory birds.