Monday, 6 April 2009
The dangers of sporting activity were brought home to me when I read in the Mainichi Daily News that a woman golfer died after falling 6 meters into a hidden hole on Hokkaido course. Takae Gassho, a 38-year-old housewife was playing golf with three family members at the le Petaw golf course in Abira, Hokkaido, at around 2:20 p.m. last Thursday when a patch of turf 2-3 meters in diameter gave way beneath her and Gassho fell some 5-6 meters to the bottom of the hole. "She was walking on the course when she suddenly disappeared," said another golfer. Police said that the hole was probably hollowed out by the subterranean flow of melt water, and hidden by the patch of turf that Gassho had the misfortune to walk on and fall through.
Posted by Richard Farmer at 18:16