Reporter Golfs Through Entire City Of Detroit – Detroit Video

FOX 2’s Charlie LeDuff takes on an epic challenge of golfing his way from 8 Mile Road to Belle Isle… literally. It’s a par 3168, 18-mile, single hole course. The 46-year-old Pulitzer Prize winning writer carries only four clubs in his bag while facing extraordinary hazards that took years to form. He strokes his way through grassy fields, abandoned houses and crumbling landmarks. The half-way houses on this course are real. On the loop, Charlie interacts with the gallery, capturing the spirit of the people of Detroit. No Mulligans here, you play it as it lies. Why golf the length of the city? Play the video to find out, but here are a few clues to offer you a better handicap. Think: Why are we still here? Who still cares? How can we be better? What do people need? Has anybody asked them? And – what other city in America allows the room to take a full swing with a golf club? If you’re curious about the track, expand the photo to see the “I Heart the D Golf Invitational” course map. A few places to point out: Charlie tees off at the old Michigan State Fairgrounds. He hacked his way south, going though where the Halloween Party commune “Theater of the Bizarre” used to rage, before it was shut down. He chops through the rough near Woodward, past the old Dutch Girl Doughnut Shop, then east through the neighborhoods of Robinwood, then 6 Mile and Nevada. He swings through Dequindre and Minnesota. He gets a lesson in city golf course etiquette from Deadline Detroit columnist

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  1. Everyone sitting around saying “dey ain’t no jobs here.”

    Well, go somewhere else, or here’s an idea, maybe someone should just go to work doing something until there are some jobs. If you sit on your ass doing nothing forever, what do you think is going to change? The government is going to make some magical jobs out of nowhere?

  2. What a load of nonsense.Is this supposed to be entertainment or journalism?He spent more time playing ”golf” than he did discussing Detroit and its problems!


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