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The Overview

A muggy night and a cool muggy start to the day. The 5AM showers were through on schedule. The radars are working as we are tracking a front that looks like it could form up over Muskoka around noon today. It should be done in about 1 hour. It will set up and move to the south-east quickly. The rest of the day should move back into sunshine with a cooler evening. Tomorrow looks clear. Hydration remains a key word to remember – and water is the best hydrator.

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.

Today's Temps

Our opening temperature starts at 21C(FL24)  and will warm to 25C (FL 34C) in the afternoon  and then down to 16C (FL 18C) overnight. Great growing temps but not great sleeping conditions.  

The UV Index

The UV index is HIGH from sunrise to sunset.

Pollen Index

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 – damp belly = damp grass.

The Bug Index

The Bug Index is LOW with the blackflies gone and the mosquitoes still hanging in there. The deer flies are making their appearance – and so the onslaught continues. The breeze at Muskoka Highlands keeps most winged raptors away from you while you are golfing!

The Fire index

The Fire Index is HIGH in this hot dry weather. While the local hot zones on the map are gone for now it is still the time to adjust our use of outside fires to reflect this changing condition.

Course Update

 

 

The farmers love the hay – but you might try to stay out of the 8foot high grasses that line most of the fairways as we think there might still be golfers looking for errant shots in there from last week.  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 sizzle is back so choosing your time will be a challenge. Early or late in the day is more moderate for heat. We recognize that time is a key element fore the next 51 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. The putting green is great fore young families! 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 – ddafoe@muskokahighlands.com . 

Click here fore more.

Junior Golf

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.