Charlie LeDuff golfs the length of Detroit

Jul 03, 2012
By Dennis Kraniak

I Heart the D Golf Invitational

Fox 2 News Headlines

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 3,168, 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.

Read more and watch the video at MyFoxDetroit…

This is one humorous piece bringing to light how bad many of urban cities have gotten.
Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach


About jw60sea

Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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