Golf club’s pledge after legal ruling

Letham Grange
Letham Grange

LETHAM Grange Golf Club has promised to carry on regardless after the latest legal wrangle involving the Letham Grange Hotel.

In a long running case, the liquidator Matthew Henderson was appointed in 2002 as a result of the non-payment of debts by Letham Grange Development Company Ltd., operated by Mr Liu, the sole shareholder.

On Friday, the latest judgement on the case was made by the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

And the appeal judges made a ruling in favour of the liquidator Matthew Henderson, over-turning a previous ruling made by Lord Glennie in 2011, although Mr Liu has 90 days to lodge an appeal.

On Monday evening, the Letham Grange Golf Club, who have continued to operate the golf facilities at the hotel, held a committee meeting on the outcome of the judgement.

The Golf Club has already secured their third annual licence to operate the golf courses at Letham Grange, prior to the club’s annual general meeting held at the Meadowbank Inn in February.

Despite the news of the latest legal ruling, club captain Gardiner Arthur says whatever happens they will carry on.

He said: “Even with the news of this development in the legal case, it is very much business as usual for us in 2013, and I am already encouraged by the number of new members who have joined the club this year.

“Despite being faced with rising costs, we decided to maintain the membership fees at £350 for both the Old and Glens courses and £280 for the Glens Course, the same as we set in 2011 and 2012, as we are confident that word is spreading about what the club have achieved over the last two years will result in an increase in both memberships and visitors throughout 2013.

“After 10 years of uncertainty, once the liquidator concludes his duties we very much look forward to working with the resort owners, to share the details of the improvements we have made, and also share our experiences with them, all in support of continuing to provide golfers with the challenge of playing golf at Letham Grange for many years to come.”