The magic of GBay came out yesterday as it deflated the rain front that was coming our way for 2 days. Well done! Now if the radar would just know that…We are headed into some clear weather all coming from the north-west. The northerly push will keep us coolish but in sunshine with some scattered clouds. The usual for September.
And the magic came into the games of these 4 Champions at Muskoka Highlands. Congratulations starting on the left
Betty Ann McNabb – Ladies
Bill Boaks – Super Senior
Sandy Bos – Men’s
John Harty – Senior Men’s
To all of the participants – it was a great weekend of golf and cameraderie!!
The Radar Never Lies!
Our opening temperature starts at 8C(FL6C) and it will warm to 22C (FL 20C) in the afternoon and then back down to 8C (FL 7C) overnight. Summer transitioning to Fall in a nice way.
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 –the golden rod remains. The tall grasses are shedding their seeds in the winds.
The Weather Wizard (Soon to be Dog Guide)
The weather dog blew in from his morning patrol – dry til around 10AM.
Quite the caddie…..
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 changing down towards the trunk. The smaller trees are dotting the landscape in brilliant orange and red. We should be in full colour bloom in another 7 days. A little concerned we might not get the brilliant colours we usually see. Time will tell.
The list of benefits of golf is long and detailed. It is a great corporate entertainment experience. Some think it is just for the executive suite. But in reality, hosting an event for your customers is even more impactful. Where else can you see your customer base for 6 hours, when you have a lunch to start and a dinner to finish. It builds a different dimension to your loyalty program. When you talk to people in a relaxed fashion, they remember you. And it becomes part of their personal fabric. Just like life.
A golf course is built on dirt, but survives on its reputation. So many courses have given their marketing to third parties. For many, golf has become a commodity – driven only by price. This is unfortunate because, although price is a consideration, we find more and more players are concerned with their experience both on and off the course. And this is where we put our reputation. 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.
Here is Greg Montgomery – Member – and grower of extraordinary Pumpkins – who had to change his tee time to get his pumpkin out of the Fall Fair on time! It has been weighed, and it weighed…..your guess – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and give it a guess. Prize for the closest (if you are not a Montgomery or part of their tribe….)
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!