That is one of the first greens we mow in our route and our operator did not see it in the dark. Hitting the cup caused the entire front edge of the bedknife to peel off around the reel.
We had to switch over to using our sand reel for a few days and our quality of cut suffered over a holiday weekend. The reel was repaired while the bedknife was replaced and reground on Labor day. We are now back to using our primary reels on the greens.
Please do not lift cups out of the ground where they are placed.