The city of Detroit has definitely fallen on hard times. But sometimes, when life hands you lemons ... you should just play golf. One reporter recently took it upon himself to take advantage of the vast expanse of abandoned Motor City real estate and play a custom course with a par of 3,168.
Erik Hayden of Time NewsFeed brings us this amazing 10-minute video of Pultzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff, who set off on a solo golf journey that stretched the 18-mile length of the city of Detroit.
LeDuff golfs his way through endless stretches of emptiness and many poverty-stricken neighborhoods in 100-degree weather, while taking thousands of strokes and trying not to lose track of his ball. He meets scores of Detroit residents and sheds some light on just how desolate the city has become.
The video is well worth your time. It's also got me thinking about golfing across California's Central Valley. I don't think anyone there would notice a few broken windows.
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