Thanks to all the readers who passed along Dennis Kraniak's story on Pulitzer winner Charlie LeDuff playing golf through Detroit and living to tell about what an opportunity the dilapidated city provides for cross country play.
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 Bill McGraw, who tells Charlie about the 289.6 acre I-94 Industrial Project. This is an area of land that used to be comprised of neighborhoods until the city bought the land to re-purpose it into a place for new industries to build. Instead the area has returned to nature.
I have to say, this is one of the stranger things I've ever watched not only because it's so obvioulsy staged, but how the local news in Detroit has so much fun at the expense of a city in ruins. That's not to say the piece isn't eye-opening or poignant. It's just strange.