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Mo. golfer survives mid-round Illinois sinkhole
AP ^ | 3/12/13 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Posted on 03/12/2013 9:47:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) — When it comes to dealing with this divot, score one for golfer Mark Mihal.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/13QvcoX ) reports that the mortgage broker from Creve Coeur, Mo., is recovering after a sinkhole opened up beneath him Friday on the fairway at the 14th hole of a southwestern Illinois golf course.

The pit that swallowed him was 18 feet deep and 10 feet wide.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Sports
KEYWORDS: golf; golfer; illinois; sinkhole; survives

1 posted on 03/12/2013 9:47:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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The Earth sure is sucking folks up left and right of late.. or is it just me? maybe it’s why all the asteroids are showing up too.. ya never know..


2 posted on 03/12/2013 9:49:24 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
The pit that swallowed him was 18 feet deep and 10 feet wide.

Understand his first words were: "Can somebody toss me my wedge?"

3 posted on 03/12/2013 9:52:34 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sinkhole tax will fix everything!


4 posted on 03/12/2013 9:53:37 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: NormsRevenge
The pit that swallowed him was 18 feet deep and 10 feet wide.

Yet, he still lipped out his 3 foot putt.

5 posted on 03/12/2013 9:53:44 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: NormsRevenge

Doesn’t “Creve Coeur” mean “flat heart”?

Waterloo! Couldn’t escape if I wanted to!
—ABBA


6 posted on 03/12/2013 9:54:47 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: Michael.SF.

“Understand his first words were: “Can somebody toss me my wedge?”

I think I would have taken an unplayable lie.


7 posted on 03/12/2013 10:01:41 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: NormsRevenge

sequester’s fault!!


8 posted on 03/12/2013 10:05:03 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: staytrue

Ground under repair.


9 posted on 03/12/2013 10:05:21 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: albie

Matt Damon will blame this on fracking and make a movie about the guy.


10 posted on 03/12/2013 10:05:54 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

sequester’s fault!!

I was thinking more New Madrid Fault myself,, but.. I like that!


11 posted on 03/12/2013 10:07:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SgtHooper

Varmint Cong.

12 posted on 03/12/2013 10:07:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SgtHooper

Why can’t this happen when Obbie is on the links?


13 posted on 03/12/2013 10:08:12 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: edpc

Speaking of putting...my favorite golf video, 9 golfers, 9 puts, one hole...all at the same time, pretty amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNZnlcOOz00


14 posted on 03/12/2013 10:16:52 AM PDT by memyselfandi59
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To: NormsRevenge

Big hazard. Calls for a dynamite wedge shot.


15 posted on 03/12/2013 10:19:26 AM PDT by lurk
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To: NormsRevenge

Play it where it lies.


16 posted on 03/12/2013 10:25:36 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: NormsRevenge

So, had he addressed the ball before the sinkhole opened up causing his ball to move? If so, that’s a two-shot penalty, right?


17 posted on 03/12/2013 10:30:04 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: NormsRevenge

Hole in one? Nope, one in the hole.


18 posted on 03/12/2013 10:31:40 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: NormsRevenge

I told him not to use his foot wedge


19 posted on 03/12/2013 10:52:36 AM PDT by The FIGHTIN Illini (Wake up fellow Patriots before it's too late)
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To: memyselfandi59

I liked this video too!


20 posted on 03/12/2013 10:54:02 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: NormsRevenge
golfer survives mid-round Illinois sinkhole

I HATE Illinois sinkholes!

21 posted on 03/12/2013 11:40:15 AM PDT by Migraine
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To: Migraine

God does not want this fellow to golf.
Hope he understands this.


22 posted on 03/12/2013 11:51:21 AM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: NormsRevenge

Too bad this didn’t happen on the green of a par 3. Could’ve been his first hole in one.


23 posted on 03/12/2013 11:57:49 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: NormsRevenge
The Earth sure is sucking folks up left and right of late.. or is it just me? maybe it’s why all the asteroids are showing up too..

Global warming, silly.

24 posted on 03/12/2013 11:57:58 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: NormsRevenge

but did he make the green?


25 posted on 03/12/2013 2:57:39 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Doesn’t “Creve Coeur” mean “flat heart”?

It supposedly means broken heart. I don't recall how it got its name, It was named by the French before the Louisiana purchase. The city signs all have a broken heart symbol. Maybe a fur trapper got dumped by an Indian princess.

26 posted on 03/12/2013 3:01:15 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: NormsRevenge
The pit that swallowed him was 18 feet deep and 10 feet wide. Pffftt!

In Texas, that's the size of a minor Sand Trap!

27 posted on 03/12/2013 3:16:11 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: NCC-1701

28 posted on 03/12/2013 5:20:52 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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