Environment & Energy
9:38 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Pittsburgh Golf Course Scores Birdie with Audubon Certification

The First Tee of Pittsburgh teaches kids life skills through learning golf. With an Audubon certified course, they've added environmental education.
The First Tee of Pittsburgh teaches kids life skills through learning golf. With an Audubon certified course, they've added environmental education.
Credit Kara Holsopple / The Allegheny Front

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.

Read more of this report at the website of our partner The Allegheny Front.