The radars are not aligning on today. We are on the edge of that large system coming out of the Southwest pushing up to the Northeast. It will impact a zone from Parry Sound to Sudbury. There is a piece that has broken from the main front and it is cruising towards Muskoka around 1030AM and finishing around 130PM. It is also possible that this smaller cell will dissipate over GBay and have less of an impact on us. However, the tail of the main system will move through early this evening, clearing through overnight leaving tomorrow as dry and warm.
The Radar Never Lies!
Our opening temperature starts at 8C(FL6C) and it will warm to 19C (FL 20C) in the afternoon and then back down to 16C (FL 15C) overnight. Summer is not leaving without a party!
These temps will continue their slide as Muskoka tilts away from the sun.
The UV Index
The UV index is HIGH from sunrise to sunset.
The Pollen Index is high. Just ask an allergy-prone person – they will tell you that the Golden Rod is here!!
The Weather Wizard (Soon to be Dog Guide)
The weather dog blew in from his morning patrol – damp belly and eyebrows = foggy morning.
The Bug Index
The Bug Index is LOW – only house flies trying to get inside fore the change in season…
The Colours index
The Colours index is MEDIUM with the tree canopy starting to change at the top. We should be in full colour bloom in another 10 days.
The list of benefits of golf is long and detailed. Golf is cerebral. The whole game is one of thinking and planning – somewhat like life. When you get a bad bounce into a tough lie, it takes more planning to get out of it – more than a nice fairway lie aimed right at the pin. We all have the fairway lies, but everyone hits their life into the rough at various points, and we all need help finding something seemingly lost and possibly assistance with getting out of that spot. Golf is like life – life is like golf.
A golf course is built on dirt, but survives on its reputation. An interesting chat with a relatively new business owner. We were remarking on the attitude we see with some customers always wanting a deal. Since he started his business, he has stopped asking for deals and just asks that people be fair with their ask. With our dynamic pricing, we put the deals in your hands at the outset. The ultimate compliment any course can get is from you – the player – your second (and third and..) round at the course. We thank you fore this.
With the waning daylight hours, we start later and finish earlier. There are still many golfable hours in a day – which ones are yours?
Safety Hint – stay inside the cart, not hanging out like a Navy Seal, or standing with the bags on the back where you can easily slip and hit the ground hard getting a concussion. Enjoy the ride if you don’t walk. But think of walking and the benefits to your game and your health.
Membership Has Its Advantages
We are asked about Membership at Muskoka Highlands.
This year we brought in the “multiply your age x $10” and that is your membership if you are less than 27 years old. We have a variation on that for the next decade – 28-37.
We have a variety of Membership options fore you – and if there isn’t one that works, let’s chat. We are creative and like to cater to needs where possible.
Carts are not necessary on our course – we are a walking course. But there are cart packages available.
We are an 18 hole course – and we have to maintain 18 holes. When we are asked about our 9 hole membership being a bit more expensive, it is because we have to maintain all 18 holes for your to have the ability to choose to play the front or the back.
Not sure about how much you will play? Buy our 12 fore 10 pack – pay for 10 – get 12 – fully transferable passes – 9 or 18 holes, carts also.
Juniors and Youth – a great deal – up til you are 25, you add a zero to your age – and bingo – there is your membership fee.
25-45 – Muliply your age x $20 and add HST – bingo – there is your membership fee.
To be fair – we stopped there, because $30 x age over 45 gets a bit more expensive!!
Ok Junior Golfers – you have School starting today. The golf course is in great shape and you are always welcome after school and on the weekend. See you soon!