We have several holes which play across the water from the tee and occasionally the vegetation grows high enough as to impede the play of the hole. This is a big problem for us because TVA restricts our ability to place any equipment near the waters edge or apply any chemicals or growth regulators in these areas. It is times like this when having friends with the proper tools to do the job comes in handy.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation, TDOT, has been very helpful this week by bringing one of their reach arm right of way mowers out to the golf course to safely and properly maintain the lake banks without damaging the lake bank or endangering the environment.
The mower is capable of remaining a safe distance from the waters edge and mowing the vegetation down to an acceptable and safe height. The work this machine can do in a day would take weeks and weeks for my employees to do by hand.
When all is said and done the high vegetation is removed allowing a clearer view of the hole, while protecting the stability and structure of the lake bank and observing the rules and regulations by which we are bound. Many thanks to our friends at TDOT and job well done.