Happy Independence Day to our American friends, neighbours and visitors!
The days are getting hotter, and the nights warmer. The lazy hazy crazy days of summer…if you are old enough, you can sing that song in your head for the rest of the week as this is where we are going to stay. The weather wall has retreated well north and heat is streaming into James Bay and not the reverse that we suffered through winter and right into mid-June. The radars are all showing clear skies fore Muskoka right through to Saturday morning, with no signs of changing at that point. But the weather does change so we will wait til tomorrow to look at Saturday with more accuracy. This heat brings life-style changes with it. Hydration is the key word to remember – and water is the best hydrator we have (sorry beer!).
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 14C(FL 14C) and will warm to 30C (FL 36C) in the afternoon and then down to 19C (FL 20C) overnight. It continues to be a hot week!
Heat 1 – Bugs 0.
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 – wet belly = wet grass.
The Bug Index
The Bug Index is LOW with the blackflies and the mosquitoes both being victim to the high heat. The warmer temps will eliminate more of them as we play bug free fore the most part. 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 – going from low to MODERATE in this hot dry weather. While we are still relatively damp at ground level, now is the time to adjust our use of outside fires to reflect this changing condition.
With another hot day on the horizon, it might be best to play your round early in the day, or later in the afternoon. The roll has returned to Muskoka Highlands and the firm turf is giving a bit more yardage to those shots. 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 daytime heat is increasing so picking the right time of day to play is important. We recognize that time is a key element fore the next 60 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. 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.