Golf club must be saved
As we approach the final demise of the Labour Party (north and south of the border) the local parliamentarians and some councillors took to the streets of Rutherglen minus his Lordship and also minus Labour Party members of which there are differing numbers, banded about from 8000 to 13,000 nationally.
Whilst all parties in the Yes movement continue to report massive membership gains, the silence from Labour is deafening.
Maybe Mr Kelly or Greatrex can inform us what the true membership numbers are, and if they are also deciding, like Lamont and Darling, that enough is enough, and that they are actually declining as we speak.
Mr Kelly may also wish to explain why he has chosen to support (he’s the cochair of the Murphy team) Mr Murphy as opposed to the Union candidate, a Union that still contributes very considerably in order to try and keep him, and others like him in a job. John Starrs, Rutherglen. Possibly the best feature of Cambuslang is the golf course which is close to the Village centre and separates it from the industrial parks.
It is a green and pleasant oasis surrounded by tower blocks and huge warehouses. Recently, a house developer has offered to buy the land and the members of Cambuslang Golf Club are being asked if they wish to proceed with negotiations or to turn down the offer .
The first words of the club’s constitution are:
“1(a) The club shall be called Cambuslang Golf Club and shall be a non profit making body dedicated to the supply of sporting services.”
If the offer is expected, each member’s share of the price paid will be of the order of £40,000. Is this“non profit making”? Also, is the club demonstrating its dedication to the supply of sporting services by turning its golf course into a housing estate? The constitution goes on to stste that “1(b)The principle objective of the club shall be to promote the game of golf .”
It is difficult to imagine how the game of golf is going to be promoted by closure of this course which has been serving the community and promoting the game since 1892. Name and address supplied. If it was the rugby club I would try my best to get it knocked back. It’s your home club which you are proud to play for. It makes me proud to play for Cambuslang as I am playing alongside guys who are more like brothers to me.
Under offer Cambuslang Golf Club