Summer – as it is supposed to be. It is hot, dry and sunny. Even tapping the radar screen does not change things. While this is a bit of a headache for places like golf courses, it is a blessing when you are at a cottage for maybe one or two weeks. We are going back up the heat roller-coaster as we head towards the weekend – hot and humid on its way back for another visit.
On the cover – the McCarthys over from Bala for their inter-generational battle – strokes handed out like candies – but Gramps is ready for the young-gun!
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 13C(FL13) and will warm to 25C (FL 27C) in the afternoon and then down to 16C (FL 16C) overnight. July – you are a weather friend!
You are only 20 minutes away with Porter Airlines!
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 TopDress 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 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 is HIGH in this hot dry weather. Look carefully at this map – the biggest red blob of high danger is centering on Bracebridge. 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 – 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!!
Cooler weather means more walkable golf. And now is the time to play. The course is in full bloom, and the greens will get 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 – The bottleneck on a golf course needs to be only the first tee. If you wait 9 minutes to hit, the foursome ahead of you will be clear of the green by the time you are at your second shot. If impatience wins, it will be a slow frustrating round. 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 10th 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.