Fishing for Lost Golf Balls
Written by Jack Creveling, our Golf Course Superintendent.
During our last golf course closure to aerify the greens, we had a company come in and retrieve golf balls from the lakes on the golf course.
The company has a specially made golf ball retrieving machine. This amazing machine combs through the bottom of the lakes to collect any golf balls hit into the water hazards.
The retrieving machine is pulled back and forth along the bottom of the lake by two motorized units mounted on the back of utility vehicles.
As the retrieving machine is pulled back and forth by the utility vehicles, it continually progresses down the lake bank to cover new areas under the water.
As the retrieving machine moves under water it leaves a ripple pattern in the lake allowing the operators to identify its exact location.
Once the lake has been completely covered the operators remove all the golf balls from the unit and move on to the next water hazard.
Golden Ocala members, we continue to work hard to give you championship golf course conditions. We hope you continue to enjoy one of the best golf courses in the area here at Golden Ocala.