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19/12/2014

Members' Newsletter December 2013

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

Introduction

We are pleased to announce that next week we will be emailing you with some exciting news of an incredible concert that Stoke Park will be hosting next June. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming email.......!

Things are progressing well for the planning applications for the new Halfway-House (which will include a male and female toilet, larger serving area along with covered space for golfers) and also for the flood lighting for the outdoor tennis courts. We are hoping to receive the formal approvals by mid January. We will then aim to build the new Halfway-House during February and install the lighting by 1st April. We will also be opening a new Hot Yoga Studio in January – for more details click here.

We are pleased to announce that there will be no increase in the membership fees for the 2014/2015 membership year (starting 1st July). We would like to thank you for your continued support of the Club. If you know anyone who is interested in membership or would like to propose someone please contact Nick Lyall at nlyall@stokepark.com

I would like to take this opportunity to remind all members that the Mansion will be closed for our annual maintenance week from the 6th till 10th January, this is for essential repair and maintenance works.

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

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Staff News

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Priscilla Keller to Hotel Manager with effect from 1st December 2013.

Priscilla has been with us for four years and will now assist Giammario in leading the operational team of the hotel with the objective to maximise efficiency whilst ensuring the highest levels of employee and guest satisfaction.

Please join me congratulating Priscilla and wishing her every success in her new role.

As you may be aware Lucas Gams our Restaurant Manager has moved on to a new adventure in Dubai, we have currently offered the role to a very experienced Michelin star level Restaurant Manager who we are hoping to start in the New Year. Also, this month we have welcomed to the team Sommelier; Feverine Floboda.   

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Social News.. 
Social News

Christmas Carol Service

Wednesday 4th December 

Commencing at 7pm at St Giles Church 

Followed by Mulled Wine & Mince Pies 

£5 per Person - all donations to the Church

Children's Christmas Party 

Sunday 8th December

Experience the wonder and magic of Christmas with entertainment, party food and a gift from Father Christmas 

£32.50 per Child  

Christmas Sunday Lunches

Sunday 8th December

Sunday 15th December

Sunday 22nd December

Three course Lunch, with sitting between 12:00 - 14:30 

Adults - £42.50

Children (12 and Under) - £27.50 

New Year's Eve

Tuesday 31st December

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

The theme for this New Year's Eve is Masquerade & the dress code is Black Tie 

Members - £145

Guests - £155

Table of 10 - £1300

The 2014 Social Calendar will be arriving very soon, so save the dates and remember to book early to avoid disappointment. 

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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Club Nights at Stoke Park

Club Night at Stoke Park is held every Wednesday evening in the Orangery between 6:00pm and 9:30pm. Booking is not necessary. Club Night costs £12.50 per member when payment is made by levy account (£13.89 otherwise).

Wednesday 4th December  

  • Roast Chicken Supreme with Herb Mash, Green Beans, Cranberry Stuffing and Tarragon Jus   
  • Orange steamed Sponge Pudding with Candied Chestnut Ice Cream and Cinnamon Anglaise   

Wednesday 11th December

  • Salmon en Croute served with a selection of seasonal Vegetables and Champagne Cream Sauce  
  • Chocolate Cheesecake with Baileys Sauce 

Wednesday 18th December    

  • Roast loin of Lamb with mini Shepherd's Pie, roasted Root Vegetables and Rosemary Jus   
  • Lemon Meringue Pie with Passion Fruit Sauce  
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Spa News...

Spa News

2 great offers for you this month; a perfect gift and a treat for yourself too.

 

Mind & Body Retreat

 

Give the Gift of sleep this Christmas with the Stoke Park Mind & Body Retreat only £99.

 

Available for a limited time from January 2014- 31st March 2014, Monday – Friday this retreat includes one of the four 60min wellbeing treatments, a delicious lunch and use of Stoke Park’s award winning facilities for £99.

 

Stoke Park Spa has teamed up with Aromatherapy Associates to offer a bespoke range of  four wellbeing  treatments, designed to de-stress the body and mind.

Choose from:

  • Stress Recovery
  • Inner Strength
  • Detox & Revive
  • Sleep Deeply

For more information on the treatments click here

Available as a gift voucher now from spa reception or call 01753 717173

 

 

Pre Christmas Treat 

Any Thalgo 55min treatment and a delicious lunch for only £79.00

Our pool may be closed but bring your friends to unwind and escape the stress of Christmas with a Thalgo treatment and a delicious lunch for only £79.00.

 

Monday-Friday from 25th November-13th December 2013, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or levy discount.

 

To book or for more information call spa reception on 01753 717173

 
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Health News...

Health News

 

Christmas Opening Hours 

 

 

Date Pavilion Spa
Tuesday 24th December 06:30 - 18:00 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 25th December CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday 26th December CLOSED CLOSED
Friday 27th December 06:30 - 20:00 09:30 - 18:00
Saturday 28th December 07:00 - 20:00 09:30 - 18:00
Sunday 29th December 07:00 - 20:00 09:30 - 18:00 
Monday 30th December 06:30 - 22:00 09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 31st December 06:30 - 18:00 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 1st January  09:00 - 19:00 09:30 - 18:00

 

 

Pool Refurbishment  

Please be reminded that the swimming pool will be closed until Sunday 15th December. If work progresses well and we are able to reopen sooner than this, we will place messages in the members area of the website.

Hot Yoga 

I am delighted to announce that from January we will be offering hot yoga classes here at Stoke Park. We are currently in the process of creating a new studio, acess via the gym and have ordered state of the art infrared heaters to make the user experience as beneficial as possible.

 

Classes will be at a supplement of £5 each in order that we can run as many classes as necessary to satisfy demand but this is a massively discount to other hot yoga facilities as a benefit to our members. 

 

Free trials will be available for all to try the new facility so please watch for the January class timetable which will be released nearer to Christmas. 

Adrianna WBFF Tour Update

Entering her second competition, Stoke Park Gym Trainer - Adrianna stepped up to compete in the World Beauty Fitness & Fashion Tour competition. Standing in the Bikini pa category, Adrianna put in 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. Running around after two small children also helped to burn a few extra calories, whilst she followed the Bio-Signature for nutrition.

As I am sure you will agree from the photos, Adrianna got herself into great condition, but was unfortunate to get the dreaded lurgy before and during the competition and finished 4th in her category.

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

Golf Performance Fitness at Stoke Park Gym

To help improve our golf game, we spend a fortune on clubs, balls and coaching. But we sometime fail to take a look at improving the most important part of a golf swing…….Ourselves.

During a swing our body creates enough rotation and torque to strike the ball by using our body’s mobility, stability and co-ordination. It is not the club that generates the power to strike the golf ball over 200 yards down the fairway, it is you!

If you can improve your body’s power and mobility, you will directly improve on the distances you can hit the golf ball. Not only that, but if you build on your strength to stabilize the golf swing you will create a more consistent, accurate swing and keep you injury free.

Using the Titleist Performance Institute Movement Screen, we can assess the body bio-mechanically, which helps us determine the potential problems that are inhibiting your swing.

From this we will develop a program designed around your specific needs and maximizing your time.

Please contact Jules in the gym for more information on 01753 717104 or email:  jbaker@stokepark.com

Phytotherapy (Herbology)

Phytotherapy uses extracts from a natural and wide variety of plant extracts for the prevention and treatment of diseases.

A.Vogel is a leading pioneer in the techniques of fresh herbal extraction and uses only freshly picked herbs in his remedies from grown organically farms in Switzerland. The medicinal plants remedies are used to treat many conditions:

  • To prevent infections
  • To support and maintain body systems
  • To relieve symptoms (menopausal, poor sleep, digestion pains)

Elena Paul from the gym has completed the A.Vogel course 1, which covers herbal treatment for the following:

  • Colds and flu
  • Enlarged prostate
  • The menopause
  • Moods, stress, sleep
  • Aches and pains

If you would like a consultation please contact her in the gym on 01753 717104 or email gym@stokepark.com

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.

Pre and Post Natal Training & Power Plate Training  

Physical activity and reproduction are normal parts of life, combining regular exercise and pregnancy appears to benefit both mother and baby in many ways:

  • Increased sense of well being and self esteem
  • Improved posture and relief from backache
  • Reduction in pregnancy induced symptoms
  • Some effect on mothers ability to cope with labor, child birth and postnatal recovery.

Exercising with a personal trainer will ensure your workouts achieve the above benefits in a safe, structured and enjoyable manner!

Elena Paul is qualified YMCA Pre-Post Natal Gym Trainer and Post Natal Power Plate Trainer. For a free consultation please contact her in the gym on 01753 717104

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Tennis News...

Tennis News

Ladies Christmas Lunch - Thursday 12th December

We still have places available for the Ladies Festive Lunch on the 12th December. Tickets are £25 for a three course lunch. Please sign up at spa reception. A Secret Santa will be running on the day so please bring a gift to the value of £10!

Festive Tennis 

The Annual festive tennis mixed doubles day will be on Saturday 7th December. If you would like to play, please sign up on the tennis notice board. Play will be between 09:00 and 17:00 with sandwiches provided for lunch and mulled wine and mince pies on hand to fuel the festive spirit.

PlaySight Update 

The Playsight Software has been updated and improvements include:

  • Improved analytics – better serve recognition, ball tracking, and line calling 
  • New specific real time screens for match, tournament, serve and stroke practice - now each mode has a tailored screen
  • In stroke practice, every stroke speed is presented on the real time screen.
  • In serve practice, serve in % is presented on the real time screen. 
  • New stats for ball over the net heights – the stats appear in the serve and strokes statistics, and show the % of balls which their height over the net is low, medium, and high.
  • New tournament mode – under singles -  this is a muted-only and clean real time match screen (it only has a switch sides button), which is useful during tournaments (as we expect some tournaments not to agree to line calling or other data). Match mode works as usual, just no feedback at all on the screen. 
  • Court camera field of view is now compatible to the court size – larger field of view is enabled when required.
  • Moments clip now incorporates winners and aces.

Tennis Lessons   

We will be running lessons right throughout the festive period. If you have a lesson but will not be able to make it, please ensure you notify spa reception so that we can offer the slot to someone else. 

Wimbledon Ballot

The LTA will change the way that tickets are issued in the Wimbledon Ballot from next year. This will mean that you only stand a chance of winning tickets if you are a registered BTM with Stoke Park as your home club on 31st January 2014. If you are not already a BTM member or need to change your home club, please follow this link:

 https://www2.lta.org.uk/Login/

 

There is no charge to sign up as long as you state that you are a member of Stoke Park and BTM membership comes with the following benefits:

 

•  An Aegon British Tennis Rating 

•  Discounts & pre-sales on tickets for events 

•  A personalised monthly e-newsletter 

•  Access to special offers at tennis.net 

•  Offers and discounts through LTA partners

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Golf News...

Golf News

The 2013 Christmas Draw Has Landed

The Golf Team's famous and ever popular Christmas Draw is well under way and this year boasts it's biggest ever haul of fantastic golf prizes to be won. Amongst our 12 Gifts on offer this Christmas we have a set of TaylorMade's brand new Rocketbladez HP irons, a night's stay at Stoke Park and an UnderArmour Waterproof Jacket. Lucky numbers can be purchased from £1 per square and for those of you wishing to add to your chances we are offering 6 squares for £5, 13 squares for £10 and 30 squares for just £20. The draw will be made after the Hangover Classic on New Year's Day. Feel free to contact the Pro Shop on 01753 717184, pop in and see us on your next visit or e-mail us at proshop@stokepark.com

 

We will also be running a new Gift from the Christmas Tree offer where you can take a gift envelope from our Christmas Tree when spending over £200 or £400 in the Pro Shop. You could be opening an early gift with a random selection of prizes ranging from free buggy rental to guest green fee passes!

New Taylormade Jetspeed Is Ready For Take Off  

"Speed injected with Speed!" Released by golf industry leaders TaylorMade the new JetSpeed Drivers, Fairway Woods and Rescue Clubs could be just what you're looking for as a Christmas Gift for a loved one. Introducing a better speed pocket making them even longer but more playable than ever before. We're bringing the toys out this Christmas! See a member of your Golf Team for more details, demo stock available and price matching.

Christmas Gift Ideas From The Pro Shop

Whatever your budget of gift from stocking filler to game changer we have something on offer for everybody, even the golfer with everything. To make things easy for you we have a gift display featuring all relevant price ranges from under £10 to over £250. Top gifts this Christmas include: Golfers Logo Gift Box sets, Links & Kings Luxury Logo Leather Luggage Collection, Distance Measuring Devices including the Bushnell V3 Tour with Jolt technology and the SkyCaddie GPS Watch and the Stoke Park Limited Edition Ladies T-Shirt. Let the festivities begin!

Christmas At The Academy 

We have many gift ideas to tempt you this Christmas at the Stoke Park Golf Academy. You may have a friend who's been meaning to try the wonderful game of golf and has just never got around to it, or it could be a Mother or Father who's always wanted to play golf with a professional on the prestigious Stoke Park course. Just a few suggestions that make for a great present, see below:

 

1. Improve your Swing - Buy One Get One Half Price

Buy a one hour golf lesson and get the second half price (available with any professional at their advertised hourly rate and must be redeemed before 31st March, 2014)

 

2. Improve your Game - 20% Off

Three hour package* to include playing 9 holes with a Stoke Park professional and a post-round review and stat report over a coffee in the clubhouse. (available with any professional at their advertised hourly rate and must be redeemed before 31st March, 2014)

*Stoke Park golf members receive a 20% discount on the total price, non-members pay no green-fee for the 9 holes 

 

3. One Hour Video Analysis Lesson

Buy a one hour golf lesson in our state of the art Swing Studio and receive a detailed analysis of your swing with commentary via email. What better way to remember the experience.

 

4. 6 for the price of 5 Lesson Package

Buy 6 hours of tuition and only pay for 5. A great way to improve your whole game where each lesson can cover different aspects.

 

5. 12 for the price of 9 Lesson Package

Buy 12 hours of tuition and only pay for 9. The perfect gift for the serious golfer or even the new player. A structured programme will be planned by your professional giving you your pathway to success.

 

Please note vouchers can be posted directly at your convenience. If you'd like to talk through any of the above offers then don't hesitate to give the Academy a call on 01753 476329 or email Stuart Rank, Head of Instruction srank@stokepark.com

Combined Golf and Tennis Camps: Christmas 2013

 

This Christmas sees the return of the very popular children’s Combined Golf and Tennis Camps. The camp will run on the 18th, 19th and 27th December as well as the 3rd January 2014.  

 

It’s a great way for children from the age of 5 and up, to enjoy two great sports in a safe and fun environment.  This is a fantastic way of entertaining your children over the Christmas period while also allowing you to make those last minute preparations.

 

Coaching is provided by our experienced PGA Golf Professionals and LTA Tennis Professionals who are all CRB checked.

 

The camp starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm with lunch and entertainment also provided in-between. Places are quickly running out (limited to 16 per day) so book now to avoid disappointment.

 

Pricing

 

One to three days = £65 per day / four days = £220

 

There is also a further discount if a sibling child is booked in the same week.

 

Please contact James Hoar in the Pro Shop for booking details on 01753 717184 or via email clubshop@stokepark.com

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Boutique News...

Salon & Boutique News

Pop Up Shop 

Simone will be back by popular demand on the 4th & 5th December, great to get your Christmas party outfits or Christmas gifts.

 

Christmas Gifts Galore

In the spa boutique with great gifts from Thalgo, Bare Escentuals and Jessica all with great savings - gift wrap service available too.

 

The Blake collection has some new scarves in a variety of design and material also some brand new clutch bags, great for party season!

 

During December we will be introducing PlayBrave clothing to the boutique, a fantastic new range of tennis and gym clothing made from luxury high performance fabrics and designed to give you optimal freedom of movement. 

 
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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

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This Month's Special Offer...


Winser London Offer

The ladies of Stoke Park were the first to see and sample our collection when we launched earlier this year in the Spa Boutique. As it is approaching our very first Christmas, we would like to say 'thank you' with an exclusive offer. 

Click here for more information

Classic Cars

Classic Car Club is a very special private members’ club we lovingly created back in 1995: A club that enables you to live out your fantasies driving some of the most beautiful cars ever built as if they were your own - whenever you want!

 

We have over fifty cars housed under one roof in central London. From Aston Martins and E-Type Jaguars to Ford Mustangs and Mercedes SL’s, all of the responsibilities of running the fleet fall on our broad and experienced shoulders leaving our members free to revel in stress free motoring.

 

For non-members wishing to try some of our fabulous cars we offer ‘Classic Car Club Night and Day’ driving experiences where guests sample five of our classics either on the nocturnal streets of London or during the day in leafy country roads.

 

As good friends of Stoke Park it is our delight to offer you the chance to purchase vouchers for these driving experiences as the ultimate Christmas gift, at a discounted rate of 20%; £235 for a single place or £395 for a pair*.

 

For more information about Classic Car Club or our driving experiences visit www.classiccarclub.co.uk call 0207 7397 579, or email info@classiccarclub.co.uk

Designer Life Coaching 

Introducing designer life coaching, a life enhancing and exclusive service for Stoke Park members - where you can hire a personal coach to be the catalyst in helping you, not just be 'good' but, be your very best. 

Click here for more information 

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