TO ALL MEMBERS - IMPORTANT UPDATE

Back in November, Alan Gilchrist provided us all with some information regarding the latest consultations that SLDC are undertaking as regards the provision of Leisure facilities in the South Lanarkshire area. For a refresher of the main points, it is well worthwhile revisiting that post. (in the 'threads' below)

To continue to stay abreast of any potential changes, and to be as pro-active as possible in promoting ourselves as an outstanding facility in the area, we have of course been keeping in touch with SLDC on these developments.

Now, we would like to ask you for your support. In the next post, I will fully paste details of a survey which SLDC has circulated to gauge opinion on various Leisure Facilities in their service area. We have responded to the Survey as a Club, and have made it very clear that we must be included in every possible step of the consultation process - but we also believe that as many completed 'favourable' surveys as possible will strengthen our position going forward. The instructions are quite self explanatory so I wont pre-empt them further at this point. Also we want your responses to be your own, not guided by us. The survey covers much more than just golf, so I'm sure you'll take the opportunity as a South Lanarkshire resident to have your say on a few key points, both Langlands-related and otherwise.

As always, thanks in advance for your support, and do feel free to come back to us here with any questions you may have.

(The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete)


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Jointly, the Council and South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Ltd. (SLLC) are carrying out a review to ensure that leisure and cultural services are sustainable and fit for purpose in the future.

What services are most important to you?

online survey:  https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=160829013447

The survey is split into three sections and will take around 15 minutes to complete: •About you and your experience of SLLC •Your views about SLLC’s vision and objectives •Your views about the future of leisure and culture in South Lanarkshire The third section includes a series of service specific proposals which are currently being considered by the Council and SLLC, and we want to know whether or not you agree with the proposed direction of travel. This feedback will help to shape future decisions and so it is important that we hear from you. The closing date for responses is Friday 5 March 2021. They will also be engaging directly with individual clubs and interest groups in relation to the service specific proposals. If you or your organisation would like the opportunity to be involved in this direct engagement, please complete the ‘Direct Engagement’ section of the survey.


Ross hinshelwood

Fellow Members

As many of you will already know, Langlands lost one of its best known and most loved members last week.  Ross passed away very peacefully at home in the early hours of Friday morning with his family around him.  Ross had been battling illness in his latter years, but many of us wouldn't have known as he was just 'Ross' and we always saw him in his usual place and being his usual self  in the Clubhouse during that time.  

A Founder Member of Langlands, Ross was recently awarded Honorary Membership of the Golf Club, which I know he and his family were very pleased about.  We all look forward to the day when we can celebrate that achievement properly along with Ross' great friends and fellow honouree's George Barlas, Ian Smith and Billy Henderson, sometime in 2021.

My friends, like so many of you, I could fill many pages with my own memories of Ross. I know I am speaking on behalf of the Captain, the Committee and all of you in saying that our thoughts and prayers are with Linda, Ross Jnr, Karen and all of Ross' family & friends at this time.  We'll all miss him, very much.

Funeral Arrangements;

Of course, Ross' passing has come at a very challenging time as far as being able to pay our respects in person.  On behalf of Linda and the family, I will now pass on the details of Ross' funeral and some important information about how you can attend virtually via a 'live link', along with a few more details.

The Funeral will take place at South Lanarkshire Crematorium at 1400, on Thursday 10th of December.  Only a small number of close family will be in attendance in accordance with the current Government guidelines, but Ross Jnr. has advised me of the following;

1.)  The Funeral Cortege will depart Ross Jnr's house (47 Westerdale, Stewartfield, East Kilbride G74 4JF) at 1330 approx.  Of course with Social Distancing / space limitations, everything has to be outdoors and from a distance, and if you would like to be there at that point please drive / park considerately (The house is at the end of a Cul-de-sac)

2.)  The Cortege will arrive at the crematorium itself shortly before 1400. The family are more than happy for people to attend the Crematorium but of course no-one will be allowed inside under any circumstances.

3.)  The recommended option to 'attend' is to use the 'Live Webcast' option.  I will post a picture below which contains the details, but in case you cant view that, the basic details are below;

Website;    https://www.obitus.com

Username;   Hele4487

Password;   018235


JUNIOR COMPETITION - SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER

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 event - Saturday 15th August
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.
Member contact details
All members are requested to advise the club of any changes to their contact details. Please update us by sending an email to langlandsgolfclub@gmail.com. Thanks.