We are back to intermittent Summer. It is a mixed day starting with clear til about 930AM when a large front moves in with some serious rain through til about noon, then clear behind that. These times are the current radar – Mother Nature does not use radar, so the times might vary with Her mood. Looking forward, it is a mix of mostly clear, with some drop-in showers most days – pure August weather!
The Weather Network’s 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 and now the NorthWest meeting the warm air closer to us. We are benefitting from this right now. The warm wet from the south is being kept away by this cool dry northern push.
The Radar Never Lies!
Our opening temperature starts at 14C(FL14C) and will warm to 21C (FL 24C) in the afternoon and then back down to 14C (FL 13C) overnight. The weather of change.
The UV Index
The UV index is HIGH from sunrise to sunset.
The Pollen Index is high. The bees will be getting tired? No! Honey production should be strong.
The Weather Wizard (Soon to be Dog Guide)
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!
Mother Nature can be a cruel partner and she was this past Spring – here is 14 green in May and August – great work crew!! The greens have really progressed in the last 10 days!!
We are closing out another week of summer. And if you are on holidays, you have only so many days left here in Muskoka. How will you spend them? Exercise is still a necessity even on holidays. Golf is a great walk. Deciding later in the night? Book online. We will know you are coming. Coffee will be ready. Cooler weather means more walkable golf. And now is the time to play. The course is in full bloom, and the greens getting quicker and smoother every day. The fairway bounces and rolls are back and that short drive in June is now an incredible shot when it finally stops.
Golf Hint fore today – Golf is great exercise. Burning calories walking a few holes. Add in some aerobics swinging the clubs, and some stretching bending over to tee the ball or retrieve it from the hole after sinking a 30 foot snaky putt.
Golf can be a quick walk. 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 – first to the tee, first to hit.
Safety Hint – if you are in a golf cart, keep your feet inside the vehicle. You just need to catch thant hanging toe on anything – and wham – you will have a broken ankle!
Did you know?
Are you concerned about our Muskoka Watershed? Why not join others cut from the same cloth? The Trifecta is a unique day of activity on a golf course, using the three main venues at Muskoka Highlands – Golf, FootGolf and LawnBowling. Net proceeds going to Friends of Muskoka Watershed to continue their stewardship. Read more here
Kubota North $200,000 ShootOut Fore Dog Guides
Muskoka Highlands’ staff and guests foster a Dog Guide Puppy from 6 weeks to 13 months. It is then a teary goodbye and the pup moves on to more formal training fore one of six skill sets from seeing, hearing to autism and seizures of various varieties as well as assisting those with mobility challenges.
We are on our 21st puppy. It is we – as the experience you as our guests give to the dog get them socialized to meet others without making a big fuss. This is a huge part of the training.
The other huge part is the cost – up to $25,000 per puppy. This is why we host an annual shoot-out – we believe in paying it forward.
Join us on Monday August 19th – have lunch, play golf, meet a working product from your work (Ellis now called Ancaster) who will be here to watch someone get another Hole In One for $5k – like Robinson Clark did last year. Click Here to go to the tournament site!!
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.