We are smack dab in the middle of fall golf season and it is glorious. The hills are a candy-corn rainbow. You’re listening to Purdue-Iowa in the cart. You have a couple Reese’s Pumpkins stashed in the side pocket and swamp ass seems like a distant memory. Winter will be here before you can say “the turkey’s ready!”, but for now, life is good.

Well, if it weren’t for those pesky leaves …

This time of year, the falling foliage makes our tricky little game of golf even trickier. In fact, leaves can be such a nuisance, they even have their own statute in the Rules of Golf handbook — Rule 18.2, AKA the “leaf rule.” But one club is fighting back with a simple, yet innovative, idea:

Leaf blowers stationed at every green.

Fall golf — new look, same great taste! OK, so maybe this isn’t a total game changer. And it could make for a pretty noisy course on a busy October Saturday. But nothing comes without a cost, even a clean putting line. We’ll see if this trend catches on —we’re guessing a couple of four-beer-deep jokers will ruin it for everybody — but we speak for every superintendent on earth when we say it’s worth a shot.

This article was originally published on golfdigest.com