Schenley golf links renamed for O'Connor

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The lone golf course in the city of Pittsburgh is now named after the late mayor who loved the links.

Darrell Sapp, Post-Gazette
Supported by her son, Corey, Judy O'Connor is filled with emotion after City Council voted to rename the Schenley Park Golf Course in honor of her husband, the late Mayor Bob O'Connor. The vote was preceded by a short ceremony and a speech by Corey O'Connor.
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Pittsburgh City Council voted yesterday to rename the Schenley Park Golf Course. It's now the Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park, after the Squirrel Hill resident who became a councilman and then mayor for just eight months before dying of a rare nervous system cancer on Sept. 1.

"We'd go up [to the Schenley course] after a council meeting if he had an hour, because it's so easy," said Corey O'Connor, the mayor's son, who wooed his father away from tennis and into the golf habit. "It gets me every time I play Schenley, because it's where my dad and I always played. Now he'll always be golfing, I guess."

Council's vote was preceded by a short ceremony, a speech by Mr. O'Connor, and a tearful appearance by the mayor's widow, Judy O'Connor.

Rich Lord can be reached at or 412-263-1542.


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