Bob O Link Golf Driving Range - 1930

Brookline Driving Range - 1930.

For several years, from the mid-1920s through 1934, Brookline was home to one of the many franchised Bob O Link Golf Driving Ranges. The range was located along Pioneer Avenue at the top of the hill leading from West Liberty Avenue, where Moore Park now stands. The land on which the driving range was situated was leased from the Paul family, who owned large swaths of land along lower Pioneer Avenue.

Brookline Driving Range - 1930.

Local golf enthusiasts and amateurs could rent a club and a bucket of fifty balls for a mere fifty cents. For a few dollars more, one could make appointments for lessons with a trained instructor. The driving range was a hit until early-1934. when the property was purchased from the Paul family by Brookline's Joint Civic Committee, headed by Professor Joseph F. Moore. The ten acres of land was designated for construction of a community park.

Brookline Driving Range - 1930.

The entrance to the Bob O Link Golf Driving Range along Pioneer Avenue (top) and
a sign at the intersection of Pioneer Avenue and West Liberty Avenue directing
passing motorists to the top of the hill to drive a bucket of golf balls.
The Bob O Link motto was "You Sock 'Em. We Chase 'Em."

Brookline Driving Range - 1930.

These photos were part of a cache of images donated to the Heinz History Center by the
A.E. Jones Company, located on the North Side of Pittsburgh. The Bob O Link
advertising billboards were made by A.E. Jones sign-makers and painters.

Information and photos provided by Brian Butko of the Heinz History Center.
Location of the Golf Course determined by Dr. Michael Brendel.

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