Another wet evening last night blew in and out in a hurry. But then weather changes are like that. We are seeing a decidedly northern push of air that will cool us back to reasonable temps for a while. The change will bring sun/cloud mix and might bring random showers with it – just like the above picture. Clearing for tomorrow and onwards at this point. Into a great weather week!
The Weather Network has released its Summer Forecast and it is a result of the cold weather wall in place going from Greenland, across northern Quebec and into Hudson Bay. Our cooler air continues to flow down from Hudson Bay meeting the warm air closer to us. This will give us unstable weather fore the summer months. But there will be lots of good times included – with some intense bursts coming through.
The Radar Never Lies!
This is a snippet from one of the weather radars we use. It shows the storms headed to the south-east, and nothing coming in behind. Hey radio – where are those thunder storms coming from?
Our opening temperature starts at 19C(FL20) and will warm to 25C (FL 30C) in the afternoon and then down to 18C (FL 20C) overnight. A bit cooler – but still summer-warm!
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The UV Index
The UV index is HIGH from sunrise to sunset.
The Pollen Index is high. The bees will be getting tired? No! Honey production should be strong.
The Weather Wizard (Soon to be Dog Guide)
The weather dog came in from his morning patrol – damp belly = damp grass.
The Bug Index
The Bug Index is LOW with the mosquitoes only able to appear at night. Even the deer flies are struggling to make their appearance – it is good entertainment watching Wizard try to catch them. The breeze at Muskoka Highlands keeps most winged raptors away from you while you are golfing!
The Fire index
The Fire Index fore all of Muskoka is EXTREME in this hot dry weather.
Look carefully at this map – it screems “no open fires!”. This explains the FIRE BAN on all outside fires.
We need to get through the next few weeks with no forest fires and it will be a great summer memory.
A quick memory from April of this year compared to this week – 7 green – this is where we started – you will be amazed where we have come – and where will go with our greens. Mother Nature is a cruel partner at times!!
Golf is a social sport where you can chat with a friend for a couple of hours while you move the little white ball closer to that 4.25” hole. Call someone you have not seen fore a while – invite them to golf. Get re-acquainted. Cooler weather means more walkable golf. And now is the time to play. The course is in full bloom, and the greens getting better every day. The bounces and rolls are back and that short drive in June is now an incredible shot when it finally stops.
Our neighbours to the north, the Partridge Family, are hosting their final Artful Garden event. Might be time fore a visit before/after your round.
Golf Hint fore today – Bring a friend to golf – and if they haven’t played before, try the driving range for your first visit. Orientation and trial go so much better on the range. If you are not comfortable teaching them all of your habits that might not work fore you, then ask our pro to help.
Golf can be a quick walk. We play 18 holes in 2.5 hours on a normal day. If you have just a couple of hours, we have a 12 hole rate. Play early. Play ready golf – first to the tee, first to hit. If your ball is likely lost, drop one close to where it went into the long stuff and play on (adding one extra stroke for the hole).
Did you know?
Are you concerned about our Muskoka Watershed? Why not join others cut from the same cloth? The Trifecta is a unique day of activity on a golf course, using the three main venues at Muskoka Highlands – Golf, FootGolf and LawnBowling. Net proceeds going to Friends of Muskoka Watershed to continue their stewardship. Read more here
Kubota North $200,000 ShootOut Fore Dog Guides
Muskoka Highlands’ staff and guests foster a Dog Guide Puppy from 6 weeks to 13 months. It is then a teary goodbye and the pup moves on to more formal training fore one of six skill sets from seeing, hearing to autism and seizures of various varieties as well as assisting those with mobility challenges.
We are on our 21st puppy. It is we – as the experience you as our guests give to the dog get them socialized to meet others without making a big fuss. This is a huge part of the training.
The other huge part is the cost – up to $25,000 per puppy. This is why we host an annual shoot-out – we believe in paying it forward.
Join us on Monday August 19th – have lunch, play golf, meet a working product from your work (Ellis now called Ancaster) who will be here to watch someone get another Hole In One for $5k – like Robinson Clark did last year. Click Here to go to the tournament site!!
Do you have a junior golfer?
We have clinics every Saturday morning (when it is not raining).
We have weekly golf camps for July and August.
AND they can join the many that have already joined Muskoka Highlands – just add zero to their age and add HST.