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23/10/2014

Members' Newsletter August 2013

Introduction Golf News
Club Night Boutique News
Social News  Juniors' News
Spa News Special Offers
Health News Online Shop
Tennis News  
   

Introduction

Welcome to August's edition of the members’ newsletter, we have had another busy month with lots more exciting events to come and hope you have been enjoying the fantastic weather of the past few weeks!

We hope you have all received your 2013-2014 membership packs and car stickers, we kindly ask you to display these on your car windscreen.

We are thrilled that Humphry’s has been nominated for two Buckinghamshire & Berkshire Life Food & Drinks Awards 2013, ‘Best Local Menu’ and ‘Restaurant Of The Year’. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony held on the 19th September at Coworth Park. Click here to find out about the awards & nominations.

Please note Humphry’s is now closed on Mondays, however this does not affect any table already booked, and is still available for private dining.

Please also note that there will be no access to the car park on Wednesday 14th August between 9:30am – 4:30pm. Parking will be provided on the golf course and a shuttle bus service will be running, however it may take longer than normal to access the facilities. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Hope you have great summer holidays.

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Club Nights at Stoke Park

Wednesday 7th August

  • Coq Au Vin with White & Wild Rice 
  • Summer Pudding with Clotted Cream 

Wednesday 14th August

  • Roast Fillet of Salmon served with Stir Fry Vegetables, Egg Noodles & Chilli Dressing 
  • Raspberry Baked Cheesecake with a Raspberry & Mint Sorbet 

Wednesday 21st August

  • Roast Chicken Wrapped In Parma Ham with Chorizo Saute Potatoes, Green Beans & Red Wine Jus 
  • Passionfruit Delice with a Bitter Sweet Chocolate Sorbet 

 Wednesday 28th August 

  • Pan-Fried Fillet Of Seabream with Olive Mash, Ragout of Green Vegatables with a Tomato & Spring Onion Salsa 
  • Chocolate & Amaretto Tart with Apricot Ice Cream

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Social News.. 

Social News

Ladies Lunch

Wednesday 11th September 

Commencing at 12:00 with a Drinks Reception & Two Course Lunch 

Followed by a talk from Brendan O'Sullivan - Celebrity Stylist. 

Members - £29

Guests - £35

Gourmet Evening

Thursday 19th September 

The theme this Gourmet Evening is Game & Chocolate 

Commencing at 19:00 with a Four Course Dinner served with Fine Wines 

The dress code for this event is jacket & tie

Members - £95

Guests - £99

Bookings Are Now Being Taken For... 

Bonfire Night 

Sunday 3rd November

Commencing at 17:00 with BBQ & Entertainment 

Members - £26.50

Guests - £32

Under 12s - £20

Under 2s - Free  

Purchase Your Tickets Now To Avoid Disappointment... 

New Year's Eve

Tuesday 31st December

Commencing at 19:00 with Champagne Reception, Three Course Dinner with Wine 

The dress code for this event is black tie

Members - £145

Guests - £155

Table of 10 - £1300

Please contact Leanne O’Shea on 01753 717112 or by email loshea@stokepark.com for more information or to make a reservation.

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Spa News...

Spa News

Sunshine Spa Day  

Soak up the rays this summer in Stoke Park's stunning spa garden and indulge with the Sunshine Spa day:

Why not escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and treat yourself to a day of unwinding and pampering at The Pavilion, set within the beautiful surroundings of the 300 acre Stoke Park estate. The Sunshine Spa Retreat allows you access to all of the facilities which includes indoor heated swimming pool, gym and exercise classes, Italian marble steam rooms, deep relaxation room and a private atrium with stunning five metre tropical aquarium. We also have a beautiful spa garden to soak up all those summer rays.

Our Sunshine Spa Retreat package is £95 per person, and includes:

  • Full use of facilities
  • 55 minute treatment
  • Lunch
  • 25% off any additional treatments booked for the day of your retreat

Available until 6th September, but not in conjunction with any other offer or discount. This offer is valid Monday to Friday, with a £10 supplement on a Sunday 

For more information or to book, please phone us on 01753 717172 or email reservations@stokepark.com

 

Nail Bar 

Coming soon to the nail bar - new gel nails from Artistic Design replacing Jessica Geleration

Artistic Nail Design’s Colour Gloss Soak-Off Gel System is a revolutionary gel system which has had a dramatic improvement on the traditional manicure – lasting up to three times longer, without chipping or peeling. When a change is required, the colour can be quickly soaked off without any damage to the original nail. Nails are dry virtually instantly, as they are lamp-cured under a 45-watt LED light, for a glossy, long-lasting result.

Artistic Nail Design was created by world-renowned nail artists and product developers to introduce high quality products and superior training in the professional nail market. Artistic Nail Design provides a creative edge for every true Nail Artist at heart. The brand pride themselves on consistently developing revolutionary products that encourage nail artists to push the envelope and explore new levels of creativity through their own personal artistry.

Artistic Nail Design is headed by World Champion Nail Artist and Published Author Alisha Rimando Botero. With over 18 years of experience in hands-on technical education, salon development, and product development in the nail industry. She brings a unique sense of knowledge and expertise that is evident in the growing empire we know as Artistic Nail Design.

 
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Health News...

Health News

Car Park Closure

Please note that access to the car park will not be possible on Wednesday 14th August between 9:30 am and 4.30pm. This is to allow the area in front of the Mansion building to be resurfaced.

Parking will be provided on the golf course and a shuttle bus service will be running but please note that it may take longer than normal to access the facilities. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Congratulations To Our Gym Trainer Adrianna 

Entering her first competition, Adrianna won her Bikini Tall category and went on to win the overall Ms Bikini title at the Miami Pro European Championship on the 7th July and also added a second place in the Yummy Mum category.

She achieved this through a lot of hard work in the gym and real discipline with her eating. Training included four split weight routines a week and two spinning classes to build muscle and burn fat, whilst running around after two small children helped to burn a few extra calories.

Catch Adrianna in the gym Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays for a few hints and tips to how she got herself into Championship form.


 

Small Group PT

Do you want to train together with friends or family but still get the close attention of Personal Training on the gym floor? Try training with our Personal Trainers in pairs, 3’s or maximum group of 4’s.

Please note group sessions of three people or more cannot be booked to start during peak hours (8:30am-10:30am).

Sessions can be booked at Gym reception.

Prices: (per 1hr session)

2 persons                   - £56

3 persons                   - £66

4 persons (max)          - £76 

Gymnastic Ring Training 

Try an advanced suspended training system, build balanced body strength & coordination and achieve great results for core strength, stability and mobility. Book an appointment with our new Personal Trainer – Shaun, on Thursdays from 2pm.

Call 01753 717104 or see the gym team.

Personalised Fitness Programs

Stage 1 - One-to-one meeting with your Trainer 

As part of your membership all members can book go through our Comprehensive Fitness Assessment to have a tailored fitness programme set for you to help achieve your fitness goals.

By getting to know you, we can advise you on the best ways to achieve your fitness, weight-loss or relaxation goals. We’ll talk about your goals, lifestyle, health, eating habits and ideal exercise. We will go through and assess your fitness levels, assess any postural or mobility issues you may have.

Stage 2 - Your Personalised Fitness Plan

With the information from your one-to-one, we’ll create a Personalised Fitness Plan especially for you. Your plan is broken down into manageable, realistic steps, to keep you motivated and on target. We’ll make sure it’s achievable and fits into your lifestyle.

Stage 3 - Regular plan refreshers

As you progress, you’ll become fitter, stronger and healthier. You’ll achieve your original goals, and you’ll need to evolve your training programme. We’ll meet with you on an ongoing basis every six to eight weeks to refresh your Personalised Fitness Plan.

In your plan refresher, we’ll review your achievements, update your goals, make any adjustments to help keep you motivated , and make sure you’re exercising correctly and getting the most out of each session.

To book your session please call the gym on 01753 717173 or email gym@stokepark.com

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Tennis News...

Tennis News

Save The Date

Friday 4th October  

The Annual Tennis Dinner will be held on Friday 4th October. Format will be welcome drinks, dinner and entertainment in the form of a computerised race night. With prizes for those who win the most chips at the end of the night.

Rule Of The Month 

26. HINDRANCE

If a player is hindered in playing the point by a deliberate act of the opponent(s), the player shall win the point.

However, the point shall be replayed if a player is hindered in playing the point by either an unintentional act of the opponent(s), or something outside the player’s own control (not including a permanent fixture).

Case 1: Is an unintentional double hit a hindrance?

Decision: No.

Case 2: A player claims to have stopped play because the player thought that the

opponent(s) was being hindered. Is this a hindrance?

Decision: No, the player loses the point.

Case 3: A ball in play hits a bird flying over the court. Is this a hindrance?

Decision: Yes, the point shall be replayed.

Case 4: During a point, a ball or other object that was lying on the player’s side of

the net when the point started hinders the player. Is this a hindrance?

Decision: No.

Case 5: In doubles, where are the server’s partner and receiver’s partner allowed to

stand?

Decision: The server’s partner and the receiver’s partner may take any position on

their own side of the net, inside or outside the court. However, if a player is creating

a hindrance to the opponent(s), the hindrance rule should be used.

Playsight 

During the month of August, the Playsight system will be installed on Indoor Court number 3. This will take approximately two days so access to this court will not be possible on 12th and 13th. The other indoor courts will still be available for play although there may be a little more noise than normal.

What is Playsight? Playsight Smart Court is a game changing after action review system. It gives real-time and after-action review with complete de-briefing solutions, auto stats, bio mechanical analysis and 3D tactical game management. Your activity and motion during an entire game is automatically analyzed and uploaded onto a website where it can be reviewed and shared with family friends and your coach.   

How does it work? The smart court installation is permanent and includes four cameras and an interactive kiosk. The system utilizes advanced image processing and analytical algorithms to track players and the ball and record the video of the court. All this is done automatically, without an operator and without gadgets or player add ons.

For more information on Playsight, please click here
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Golf News...

Golf News

Last Few Weeks Of The Stoke Park Pro Shop Summer Sale 

Grab a bargain while you can as our Autumn/Winter Collections are fast approaching. Our Summer Sale has been the biggest ever array of clothing, golf equipment and shoes with savings of up to 70% off the big names in golf. We still have a fantastic selection to choose from so just drop in and we'll show you round.

U.S. PGA Sweepstake

The last of our four Major Sweepstakes and the last opportunity to win a driver for a fiver! This year the U.S. PGA Championship is coming from Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester from 8th - 11th August. The industry leading TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2 Driver is up for grabs and to enter, all you need to do is email the Pro Shop proshop@stokepark.com where you will be randomly selected alongside one of the players, if they win so do you. Each entry will be deducted from your levy (£5) and members may enter as many times as you like. Good Luck!

Save The Date - Burton Putter Fitting Day 

Saturday 31st August

10:00am-4:00pm 

Burton Putters are a fast emerging custom fit company that take putter design and innovation to a new level. They offer superior feel, performance and beauty in a putter thanks to their unique 3 step custom fit process, the attention to detail in design and manufacturing and the fact that you can customize your putter and make it unique. We will be hosting a fitting day at the Club with the help of Stuart Burley, founder of Burton Putters and inventor of IPD (Interchangeable Putter Dynamics) and we invite you to join us. For more details please contact the Golf Team on 01753 717184 or visit www.burtonputters.com

Golf Academy 

For those of you enjoying the British summer and looking to improve your golf the Stoke Park Golf Academy is here to help. Come over and meet the team and see what we can offer you.

We now have a new full-time instructor in the form of James Jewell. James comes with a strong pedigree having worked within Leadbetter Academies across Europe and America. His aim is to develop beginner classes and encourage more participation in the wonderful game. So if you're thinking of giving golf a go then look no further. Please get in touch if you'd like to join one of our new Foundation Classes, aimed at new golfers.

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Boutique News...

Salon & Boutique News

New Look 

Our Spa Boutique has had a make-over, do come and visit us to have a browse through our new boutique area. 

New bare escentuals MOXIE lips coming soon, amazing new gloss lipsticks with staying power and high shine nourishing lip gloss' in great shades to suit all. 

40% off all Adidas clothing range. 

Purchase any item of Thalgo's sun care range and receive a Summer Dreams body mist free of charge. 


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Juniors' News...

Juniors' News

Crèche Opening Times

Monday - Friday

09:15am - 12:15pm*

Saturday

09:00am - 12:00pm*

Sunday

10:00am - 12:00pm*

For more information about Stoke Park's Crèche and its events, please call 01367 243800

Hi all,

The crèche is extending its summer hours again, *from August 1st until August 30th we are opening until 2pm; this is on a demand only basis - so we hope to take lots of bookings! Please call the crèche or reception as usual, 01753 717186.

There is plenty of room here and we do take children up to the age of 11 years, so don’t hesitate to bring in any older siblings and we will find age appropriate activities for them to take part in.

We have lots of summer displays we need help with, and arts and crafts play a huge part in our daily activities so there are always plenty of things to do and take home

Thanks

Crèche Team, Stoke Park

Junior Tennis Lessons


From September we are going to be running some group tennis lessons for children. These are intended for kids who are not ready for individual lessons or just prefer the interaction of playing with other people rather than being one on one with a coach. Cost will be £45 for six thirty minute lessons and will be scheduled as follows:

  • 4-5 yr olds Wednesdays at 16:00
  • 5-6 yr olds Wednesdays at 16:30
  • 6-7 yr olds Saturdays at 12:00
  • 7-8 yr olds Saturdays at 12:30

Numbers will be limited so please sign up at the Spa Reception if you would like your child to take part. 

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This Month's Special Offer...

Children Stay & Eat For Free This Summer 

This Summer, escape with your children for a well-earned break in the lush surroundings of Stoke Park. Stay in either our elegant traditional Mansion, or one of the more contemporary Pavilion bedrooms. A stay at Stoke Park is the perfect place for your children to let off steam in our creche, outdoor playground or indoor swimming pool, whilst you pamper yourself in one of our Italian marble steam rooms, or hit a round of golf on our 27 hole Championship Golf Course.

Our Children Stay and Eat for Free this Summer offer includes:

  • Complimentary extra beds for the children
  • Complimentary breakfast for the children

Offer applicable when booking an overnight accommodation package or room only rate until the end of August 2013, excluding the 23rd - 26th August. Maximum of two children per room aged 10 and under. Offer not applicable in conjunction with our 2 nights for the price of 1 offer.

Subject to availability.

For more information, please contact reservations on 01753 717172 or reservations@stokepark.com

Click here to check out our fantastic latest offers, including spa day dealsHotel Stay Savings and Luxury Breaks.
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