Another cool start to the day. And going back into the high-20’s for the day, in sunshine, will make this a day to be active outside. The bug complaints are subsiding so the winged raptors are dying back on their normal cycle. The radars remain clear through today. We know the radars are working as we are tracking a front headed our way from Wisconsin, and the GBay magic is breaking it up. It looks like North Muskoka (north of Tower Hill) might get rain early tomorrow morning – and we mean early, leaving Southern Muskoka with little to no rain – we know that this might change. It should all be over before you head out fore your golf round – unless you are dew sweeper. Hydration remains a key word to remember – and water is the best hydrator.
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.
Our opening temperature starts at 11C(FL 11C) and will warm to 29C (FL 33C) in the afternoon and then down to 20C (FL 19C) overnight. Great growing temps but not great sleeping conditions.
The UV Index
The UV index is HIGH from sunrise to sunset.
The Pollen Index is high. The bees will be loving this. Honey production should be strong.
The Weather Dog (Replaces the Weather Stone!)
The weather dog came in from his morning patrol – damp belly = damp grass.
The Bug Index
The Bug Index is LOW with the blackflies gone and the mosquitoes still hanging in there. The deer flies are making their appearance – and so the onslaught continues. The breeze at Muskoka Highlands keeps most winged raptors away from you while you are golfing!
The Fire index
The Fire Index is moving with the temps and absence of rain – going to HIGH in this hot dry weather. The local hot zones on the map are now substantial in numbers and size. Now is the time to adjust our use of outside fires to reflect this changing condition. We can feel a fire ban coming out soon.
We must be getting close to the playing of The Open at Royal Port Rush in Ireland. Our conditions are drying and the roll has returned to Muskoka Highlands. Take lots of water with you – and we have more when you need it. Hats are back in style during the day.
Golf Hint fore today – Summer sizzle is back so choosing your time will be a challenge. Early or late in the day is more moderate for heat. We recognize that time is a key element fore the next 52 days of summer. Time to play, time for the dock – a delicate balance. 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. 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?
When you are looking for an activity that everyone can do together, the start playing golf. The putting green is great fore young families! If you want a fast-up start with FootGolf. All generations can play together.
And if you would like to compete as a family on a fair basis, a handicap is just a click away. You can join your family and support the game with your Golf Ontario/Golf Canada memberships. We have them here fore you.
Get Golf Ready
Getting ready for this great game starts at all points in your career. If you are a-non-golfer, thei program takes you from the parking lot to the 19th hole and all points in between. It is $99 for the 5 sessions, and $149 if you want to add 5 nine-hole rounds in with your package.
We are assembling our 7th group – let us know if you are interested – firstname.lastname@example.org .
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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.