Charlie LeDuff is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for Fox 2 in Detroit, Michigan. He recently played a round of golf like no other – a par-3,168, 18-mile single hole course meandering the length of the Motor City.
He called it the “I Heart the D Invitational,” and it served a larger purpose than a filling an afternoon.
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?
LeDuff shot a 2,525, more than 600 below par. I highly encourage anyone in the metro Detroit area to try to beat him. What could possibly go wrong?