Watch A Reporter Golf Through 18 Miles Of Detroit's Wasteland


Photo: Fox News Detroit

FOX 2 reporter Charlie LeDuff only took four clubs on this par 3,168 that took him 18 miles from Detroit’s infamous 8 Mile Road to the hole location on Belle Isle.From hazardous grasses and abandoned buildings to highway overpasses and the inside of a convenience store, nothing was out of bounds.

LeDuff started out at the old Michigan State Fairgrounds on 8 Mile Road, a once prosperous location in a once prosperous city.

This was one of the more tame lies LeDuff had to deal with on a scorching Detroit day.

An errant shot sent LeDuff and his bag of clubs over a fence. No mulligans, indeed...

Hitting the ball off a concrete surface is not easy, but it's something LeDuff encountered a lot on his journey.

LeDuff made his way inside the old Dutch Girl Doughnut Shop, but luckily didn't knock his shot into the custard.

Apparently not many people golf in the middle of the street. The police was alerted and LeDuff had to explain what the heck he was doing.

LeDuff's approach shot from under this huge truck is something Happy Gilmore would probably enjoy.

Yep, LeDuff is diving into that storm drain after he accidentally sunk his putt.

This is the site of the I-94 industrial project. Nearly 300 acres were cleared, with families and a school uprooted to create industry. That industry has yet to arrive in the Motor City.

Next up is the abandoned Packard car plant, which is composed of 3.5 million square feet of unused space on the east side.

Notice all the rubble that's probably stood on this lot for over 50 years.

In front of a local church, LeDuff and a pair of citizens pray not just for his golf game but for a revitalized and prosperous Detroit.

After making his way across a highway overpass, LeDuff finally made it to Belle Isle. He sank his final putt and finished the course in 2,525 shots. It was the end of an interesting and adventurous day.

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