The Overview

Hello May – a solid start – let’s see if you can carry the load for the entire month. Brilliant sun to greet us this morning and the allergy sneezing will continue. Rain will cruise through noon til midnight. Warm temps fore a couple of days – but then we get the NW windchill again.
We elect leaders to lead. And we expect them to bring us out of problems after guiding us through them. All of Canada’s provinces have announced programs – except Ontario and Nova Scotia. Yes we are a large province. Yes we have Toronto. But now is the time we will see if we have the right leaders in place to guide us back into operation. It is said you cannot cut forever – you have to rebuild. Now is that time.
All of the other provinces have all decided to name golf as an industry sector that can open quickly. So we are hopeful Ontario will follow these examples. It is time to assess the risks and start moving in a positive fashion. Golf poses very low risk in moving forward. Courses are trained in controlling the flow of patrons. This will just have a few new wrinkles to it. We do it every day in our lives. I think we can handle this responsibility mostly. There are some golfers who leave common sense at home. We deal with them politely and professionally. This will not change even in C19 times.

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at -1C(FL -1C) in sunshine. It will warm to 16C (FL 15C) in the afternoon and then cool to 7C (FL 4C) overnight.
Winds – the steady 15kph flow of Gulf air will warm things through the day. But the NW winds at 26kph are travelling the prairies headed our way overnight.

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Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 6:06AM, Sunset – 8:23PM. A dull start with hope for sun later in the day.

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Road Report

Road report – A quiet day on the highways. Construction will be everywhere. It is a wise use of time with fewer cars on the road. Get the roads fixed before we are permitted to travel again. Drive carefully!

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Allergy Index

The Allergy Index is VERY HIGH with the winds pushing pollen around. Thanks to Cedar, Juniper and hardwoods like Boxelder and Maple Alder who are budding and starting to exhaust their Spring pollen.

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UV Index

The UV index is MODERATE with cloudy skies this morning. The sun is ramping up to full power at 60 degrees on the horizon. How high will it go? Let me know your answer….

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Course Update

We are ready to open – with some warmer weather – and permission from the government who seem to be the only ones not wondering why golf is not open now. Some of the fairways are cut. The seed arrived for the overseeding to start next week. We are getting ready fore your first round. We are getting a bit more heat this weekend – the grass will be jumping!

One of the most worn piece of golf equipment is your golf glove. And FootJoy has a great offer out til May 15th – buy 3 get the 4th for free. Order on our website!

And nothing says golf like an order of new balls. If you order now, you can have your new ProV Golf balls fore your first round. Otherwise, it will be a later round. Yes – the 443 offer from Titleist is here and we are ready to take your order. It will get you one step closer to the first tee – which we think could be early May.

Are you of age less than 40? Ask about our graduated member programs. $10 per year under 26, $20 x age til you are 40. We know you need to keep some cash for living – so we have made this as affordable as possible. Call us – we will confirm this.

Think outside the normal golf tournament box. We have great options involving FootGolf and LawnBowling that can involve the non-golfer in your event! Call us – we some unique concepts.
Determination and hard work will make you a better player. A lesson helps! Let us know – we have great programs from the beginner to the player.

Course Wildlife - not the ones on the carts!

Golf courses are a nature preserve where we get all sorts of animals cruising about. You never know what you will see – keep the camera ready! This Sand Hill Crane is not normally found on the course – welcome!

The Dogs

Hendrik likes this view. He is loyal and stays around home. He keeps our Cortisol (stress levels) in check and fore this we are grateful. With the ponds now open, he is quite happy to watch any activity on them.

A Special Day In A Wonderful Setting

Weddings are a special day for many people involved. Here at Muskoka Highlands, we reduce that stress with attention to every detail.
But our distinguishing feature is our setting – both inside and out. The clubhouse is designed to hold about 85 guests and the picture shows how this can happen. For larger parties, we engage a tent professional to create a unique setting outside.

Do you want to feel the warmth of a timber-frame clubhouse? Drop us an inquiry – weddings@muskokahighlands.com. We will respond and we will work with you to make your day special.

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