This morning will be clear as the weather front headed towards us from the West has not yet hit Gbay. But by noon, one of the radars will be right, and the other wrong. One shows the storm breaking north of us, the other shows it motoring along over us for the afternoon. It is a strong front at this point, nothing like Dorian, but we will have to wait to see what Gbay does to it. The showers will pass through overnight and we will have a decent day on Wednesday.
The Radar Never Lies!
Our opening temperature starts at 7C(FL6C) and will warm to 21C (FL 22C) in the afternoon and then back down to 17C (FL 17C) overnight. The warm Gulf of Mexico air is being pushed north by Dorian and is keeping things moist in Muskoka.
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 came in from his morning patrol – damp belly = dew down.
But there are those days…..
The Bug Index
The Bug Index is LOW – haven’t seen a winged raptor in a while…
With more of us over the age of 65 than there are kids under 16, Fall Golf will be more popular this year than last. We have no reason to remain at home for September, so it is now a time to travel and enjoy venues that are traditionally busier in the summer months. Golf courses will have tee times available when you want to play – with the exception of the busy tournament schedule that fires up again in September. Golf through to Thanksgiving will be fantastic. And we can only hope that it will continue well into November, as payback for the Spring that never was.
Golf = hit, chat walk, hit again and repeat. Nothing beats burning calories, walking a few holes and chatting. Add in some aerobics swinging the clubs, and some stretching by bending over to tee the ball or retrieve it from the hole and you have your own personal fitness trainer all set.
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 – if you are in a golf cart, keep your feet inside the vehicle. You just need to catch a toe on a piece of dirt – and wham – you will have a broken ankle or worse!
Membership Has Its Advantages
We are asked about Membership at Muskoka Highlands.
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!