LATEST UPDATE - monday 19th July 2021

Defibrillator Training
The club has arranged for a defibrillator training session on Monday 9th August at 7.00pm in the clubhouse. Any members who wish to take part should add their name and contact telephone number to the sheets on the notice boards. 
Course update
You may be aware of the updated guidance released yesterday from Scottish Golf which intimated that course furniture, namely bunker rakes and touching/removing of flags can now resume. SLC have confirmed that there have been discussions this morning with maintenance staff at all their courses,  and they have decided to implement these changes from next week. As such, these new regulations will come into effect for all club competitions from Saturday 24th July.   
The course maintenance staff will spray the flagpoles with disinfectant every time they cut the greens, and they will spray the bunker rakes every time the bunkers are raked in the mornings. We would still advise golfers to carry their own sanitiser and use when required during their round.  
There may be golfers who still do not wish to touch and use the rakes/flags at this time;  the local rule of discretionary placement in bunkers (within six inches of the original ball position and not nearer the hole) therefore continues until further notice.
Langlands Gents Open
The Gents Open was a great success on Saturday 10th July , thanks to everyone who contributed to the day. Congratulations to winner Michael Ather, pictured here with club captain John Pollock.
Pace of play
All members are reminded that it is their responsibility to play at a reasonable pace; you should always:
  • Aim to keep up with the group in front, not just be ahead of the group behind
  • Be ready to play when it's your turn
  • Be aware of where your group is in relation to the groups ahead and behind; consider letting a faster group behind you play through   
  • Consider where you leave your golf bag in relation to your exit point from the green to the next tee, which saves unnecessary waiting for those playing behind
  • Consider playing "ready golf" in your group - the video below should help if you are not aware of this concept.  
No-one enjoys slow play, so please consider these points and we can all get the best out of the game we love.
Our clubhouse all dressed up
Some pictures of the clubhouse looking smart before a recent function. Pretty good, eh? We hope to host more events over the coming months now that COVID restrictions are starting to ease, contact us on 01355 248173 for more details.  
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
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!
Matchplay ties
In advance of this year's matchplay competition draws being made, a reminder for allof the process for arranging ties.
 

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