LATEST UPDATE - thursday 20th May 2021

A further update from the Captain
Further to last week’s update on the future of our course and other SLLC facilities, we are delighted to share the news that all current plans to review the ongoing provision of a golf course at Langlands have ceased. Councillor Fiona Dryburgh met with members of the club committee on Wednesday evening and shared the details of a meeting held earlier in the week with Michael McGlynn from South Lanarkshire Council, where the proposals were challenged using data provided by the club on course usage, income and expenditure and comparative data for the other SLLC courses. The club were also able to share details on all of our ongoing projects such as our junior coaching programme and the many other initiatives that the club provided to the local community.
Our thanks to Councillor Dryburgh and the local Liberal Democrat party officials for taking this matter up within the council on our behalf; thanks also to the other elected representatives and SLLC officials who were prepared to engage with the club over recent months as we put forward our case for the ongoing survival of the course, and ultimately Langlands Golf Club.
Thanks mainly to you, our members. The support and loyalty you have shown to the club in these difficult times is greatly appreciated. Without you there is no club; we are excited for the future, and will continue to make Langlands Golf Club the successful club we all want it to be.
John Pollock
Captain
An update from the Captain

I hope that everyone is well and enjoying the new golf season. It has been great to get back to a regular playing schedule, and I’m delighted with the early season condition of the course. I think everyone would agree that the playing condition of the course is excellent. Well done to our greens staff, and long may this continue.

It has also been fantastic to be able to reopen the clubhouse, and I hope that you have all had the opportunity to enjoy our hospitality again. As government restrictions continue to ease our service to members and guests is returning to normal which is amazing to see. I have missed it!

You will no doubt have seen an article that was published on the STV website last week, which details a significant amount of leisure facilities that are being considered for closure by South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture. Without knowing the source of the leaked document, the timing of these actions to the recent Scottish government elections were probably not a coincidence.
Whilst the publication of such an article will appear quite shocking, the information contained within it is not news to the club and does not contain any information that we were not already aware of given our regular and ongoing dialogue with several key figures within SLLC and local authority at all levels.

At this point it is important to note that no final recommendations have been submitted to SLC and SLLC in respect of the possible closure of any leisure services, nor have any decisions been taken as to if or when these closures will take place. Any such decisions will likely not happen for several months yet; we will update you on any developments or news as it is made known to us.
Following a recent meeting that myself and the Club secretary attended with the General Manager of South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture, the club was invited to submit a summary of our club activities, highlighting the ongoing work we undertake as a club within our local community across all age groups.

A copy of this letter and other pieces of correspondence between the Club and several elected officials are available for any club member to view; please enquire within the clubhouse and these will be made available to you.

In the meantime, we will continue to engage on all fronts with those charged with making decisions about the future of our golf course. We would encourage you all to do the same - local councillors, MSPs and MPs are answerable to YOU as their electorate. You can find details of your local officials online, using this link:

Politicians - South Lanarkshire Council

Please contact us using the club email address (langlandsgolfclub@gmail.com) at any time if you have any questions or concerns and we will do our best to answer them. I look forward to seeing you on the course and in the clubhouse very soon. Happy golfing.

John Pollock
Captain
Langlands Junior Golf
Saturday 1st May saw our first Junior event of the season. As you can see from the pictures the kids (and adults) all had a great time. Thanks to everyone involved, roll on the next one!
Ladies Open Tri-Am - Wednesday 14th July 2021
Entry forms are now available on the Open Competitions page - click here.   
Matchplay ties
In advance of this year's matchplay competition draws being made, a reminder for allof the process for arranging ties.

clubhouse re-opening

We are delighted to advise that the clubhouse will re-open on Monday 26th April at 11.00am. Soft drinks, food and hot beverages will be available for consumption in the main lounge; alcoholic drinks can be served on our patio areas, and the club has invested in a new marquee-style covering should the weather not be as good as we hope. 
This is fantastic news for sure, and we hope our members will continue with their support of the club; we have worked hard to ensure we are able to offer a safe environment to our customers, with all required safety protocols in place. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.   
 

Member contact information

In an effort to communicate with our members in the quickest and most cost-efficient way possible, we are sending written communication to the club membership via email instead of more traditional paper-based mailings.
All recent correspondence relating to the club AGM and fees notices were sent this way. Please ensure you keep up to date by ensuring we have your current email address. You can advise us of any contact details change by sending us an email - langlandsgolfclub@gmail.com.  

A Message from the Captain -February 2021  

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the members and supporters of Langlands Golf Club.  
It was a great honour for me when Dougie Borland gave me this opportunity to succeed him as club Captain. Dougie had a tough but successful year and I would like to thank him on behalf of myself and the members for everything he did and will continue to do as Past Captain.  
The committee continues to work hard for the benefit of the Club and it’s members. This year we will build on the initiative which saw the introduction of the Juniors. They will hopefully contribute towards the future of the Club.  
Before the golf year starts I would like to thank you all for your continued commitment and financial contributions. Without your support the lights would go out.   I hope you and your families stay safe and well.  
John Pollock
Club Captain

JUNIOR COMPETITION - 12TH SEPTEMBER 2020

Our third Junior competition of the season took place on Saturday 12th September, and all the kids had a great time.
Thanks again to Paul McKay for his assistance in setting these events up, and to the members who gave up their free time to support the kids on the day.

Junior competition - Saturday 15th August 2020

As well as our Club Championship finals, the club hosted a special junior golf event on Saturday 15th August over a shortened 3 hole layout with 15 prospective Langlands members.

Many thanks to PGA professional Paul McKay for his assistance in setting up the event, Paul does tremendous coaching work with over 100 kids from his base at Broadlees Golf Centre.

Thanks also to everyone who took part and to the adult helpers; the kids all had a great time and enjoyed their golf on the sunshine. The support from South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture in giving the kids access to the course is very much appreciated. The club will be hosting more events like this in the future as we continue our efforts to encourage more young people to take up golf, and hopefully become members of our club.