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Golfer Falls 18 Feet Into A Sinkhole [VIDEO]


It’s nice out, the winds are low, the sun is shining, a perfect day for golf, right? Well, if you ask Mark Mihal, a mortgage broker from St. Louis, you probably will get a very different answer. Because Mihal found himself 18 feet underground on the 14th hole, the last time he went for a relaxing day of golf with his friends. Mihal and his friends were golfing at  Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Ill., a course that Mihal had played several dozen times over the past 10 years.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, here’s what Mihal had to say;

“I was standing in the middle of the fairway. Then, all of a sudden, before I knew it, I was underground.”

General manager of Annbriar, Russ Nobbe told ABC News he was right outside the pro shop when the golf pro came running outside to tell him that a player had fallen into a 10-foot-wide sinkhole. Nobbe loaded a rope and a ladder into his golf cart and headed over to the 14th hole.

When Nobbe got to the 14th hole he placed the ladder in the sinkhole but realized that the Mihal had hurt his shoulder and could not climb the ladder. That’s when one of Mihal’s friend climbed down to help him.

According to a geologist who was called in to look at the sinkhole, said it was just bad timing for Mihal, because the sinkhole would have definitely opened with the next rainfall.

So ladies, the next time your husband or boyfriend heads out to the links for yet another weekend of golf with the guys, you could just remind him of the dangers of golf. If your guy is anything like mine — a sinkhole won’t stop ’em!

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