Weather Radar is driven by amazing technology and it continues to evolve. We watch one closely that goes 2 days out. Precision is not the key element. Estimation might be a better descriptor. The weather last night was predicted Thursday and confirmed Friday morning. Today that storm has moved through but has left behind some lighter scattered showers that are random in their movements and somewhat unpredictable. The day will be golfable. Tomorrow is looking wetter mid-morning, with the front moving out early afternoon.
The Radar Never Lies!
Our opening temperature starts at 17C(FL16C) and it stay at 17C (FL 17C) in the afternoon and then back down to 10C (FL 9C) overnight. Summer is not leaving without a party but Fall wants to attend!
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 = dew down.
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 9 days.
The list of benefits of golf is long and detailed. Golf is like life – life is like golf. We play it alone, with partners. We have to maker our own way around the course, and our partners can help with some of the challenges we face, and celebrate in some of the successes we enjoy. And Vice Versa. Sure there is the odd lucky bounce – and there is also the bad bounce. But in the end, it is our execution of a shot, or a round that counts towards success or failure. We are alone on that one. 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!
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!