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01/11/2014

Members' Newsletter January 2014

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

Introduction

We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and New Year celebrations and look forward to welcoming you back to the Club for what promises to be a very exciting 2014!
 
Tickets for The Boodles and both Elton John and Katherine Jenkins concerts are selling fast, so if you haven’t had a chance already, don’t forget to book your tickets!
 
We are in the process of re-decorating parts of The Mansion, in particular the first phase of refurbishing The Orangery- we hope you will enjoy the results.
 
This year is particularly iconic for the Club as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger, something which we will be celebrating in style at Pro’s Day/ Summer Ball in July! We hope you also have picked up a copy of our first luxury magazine, which is available in the club for all members, so please do take a copy home with you.
 
Wishing you a very Happy New Year from all the team at Stoke Park!
 

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Social News.. 
Social News
You should have all received the 2014 Social Calendar, if you have not please contact Frederica on 01753 717112 or by email fswallow@stokepark.com 

Valentine's Day

Friday 14th & Saturday 15th February  

Four Course Dinner served in Humphry's 

£89 per person 

To book please contact reservations on 01753 717172 or by email reservations@stokepark.com

Ladies Lunch 

Wednesday 12th March

Commences at 12:00 with a Reception Drink & Two Course Lunch 

Followed by a talk from Simone Markham

Members: £32

Guests: £38 

Gourmet Evening

Thursday 20th March

Theme to be confirmed

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

Please contact Frederica Swallow on 01753 717112 or by email fswallow@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 1st January

No Club Night

Wednesday 8th January 

No Club Night

Wednesday 15th January

  • Roast Chicken Breast filled with wild Mushrooms, Pomme Puree, Green Beans and Red Wine Jus 
  • Jaffa Chocolate Orange Sponge Pudding with Chocolate Sauce and Clementine Ice Cream

Wednesday 22nd January

  • Grilled fillet of Sea Bream with Stir Fried Vegetables and Spicy Noodles 
  • Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote with Lemon Sorbet

Wednesday 29th January 

  • Slow Roasted Rump of Lamb with Fondant Potato and Ragout of winter Vegtables 
  • Egg Custard Pear Tart with Nutmeg Ice Cream 
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Spa News...

Spa News

Mind & Body Spa Retreat 

We have teamed up with Aromatherapy Associates to offer a bespoke range of four wellbeing treatments, designed to de-stress the body and mind - giving a truly wonderful night’s sleep. 

For more than 30 years Aromatherapy Associates, a truly British brand has been specialising in harnessing the natural healing powers of the finest ingredients, purest extracts and essential oils to include in their products and treatments. This combined with their many years of experience as therapists, they have seen first hand how essential oils have effectively enhanced the state of people’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Their renowned and award-winning products and treatments have transformed the aromatherapy experience into something highly effective yet luxurious and exceptional.
 
These treatments are only available for a limited time only, from 1st January till 31st March 2014, Monday to Friday and at only £99 for a treatment, delicious lunch and use of our award winning facilities. 
 
For more information on the treatments click here
 

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

 

Thalgo Exceptional Facial Launch - 5th February  

This manual facelift using Thalgo’s revolutionary massage technique, EnergiLift, targets and tightens individual facial muscles and visibly lifts the entire face, providing the ultimate anti-ageing facial to combat all signs of ageing and hormonal deficiencies. Following a deep cleanse and scrub to prepare the skin, the Ultimate Energilift Massage encourages absolute relaxation and maximum toning. This specific modelling massage helps to stretch and ‘work out’ the facial muscles around the eyes, lips, face and décolleté to revive their original tone. The massage is combined with the Ultimate Time Solution Serum and Ultimate Time Solution Massage Cream, which contain powerful active ingredients to reshape facial contours. The Ultimate Time Solution Mask is then applied infusing the skin with Marine Bio-Cellulose, and a relaxing hand and arm massage is carried out whilst the mask is left to work. The treatment is completed with an application of Ultimate Time Solution Cream and Ultimate Time Solution serum for eyes and lips. Skin is left visibly smoother, brighter, lifted and nourished.
 
Free trial facials will be available on the day so please watch out for more details nearer the time.
 

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

 
Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy works by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand side is made more alert.
The conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind awoken.  Since the subconscious mind is a deeper-seated, more instinctive force than the conscious mind, this is the part I deal with, which has to change.
For example, if you consciously want to overcome your Fear of Flying, Dentists, or Public Speaking you will try everything you consciously can to do so, but will still fail as long as your subconscious mind retains this terror and prevents you from succeeding.  Progress can only be made by reprogramming the subconscious so that deep-seated habits, instincts and beliefs are changed.
This reprogramming can also help with quitting smoking, weight issues, stress, confidence, depression, ibs and many of life’s other challenges.
My Hypnotherapy treatment can also help young adults with their challenges transitioning into adulthood, including anger, exam nerves, bullying and bedwetting.
Misconceptions you may have about hypnosis can also be dispelled. Hypnotherapy does not involve you being put into a deep sleep, and you cannot be made to do anything you would not ordinarily do. You remain fully aware of your surroundings and situation throughout the whole of the session. You have to want change for the treatment to work successfully.
All consultations are strictly confidential.
Al Mayfield is available for consultations at Stoke Park and can be contacted through spa reception 
 
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Health News...

Health News

 

The Gym Team would like to wish a very happy New Year!  

We will be opening our new mind & body studio this month with a state of the art Infra-red heating system. The system has been installed with health and hygiene as our priority as there will be no recirculation of used air like most Hot Studios. 
 
Below is our timetable for Hot classes commencing Wednesday 15th January – Sunday 2nd February (please be aware that Nidra Meditation will not be a hot class but will take place in the mind & body studio commencing Tuesday 14th January). This is a trial timetable which we will be using to gauge demand for the classes and all class will be free to attend. Bookings should be made in the same way as the normal class timetable 24 hours in advance with Spa Reception
 
Please be aware From Monday 3rd February there will be a charge of £5 per person per class (unless otherwise stated)
 
 

3-week Trial Schedule…

Monday  09:30 - 10:45

Hot Yoga - Kirsten 

(commencing 20th January)

Tuesday  09:30 - 10:30

Nidra Meditation - Davinder

(not heat, commencing 14th January)

Tuesday 19:30 - 20:45

Hot Yoga - Arooj 

(commencing 20th January

Wednesday 10:45 - 12:00 Hot Flow - Viv 
Wednesday 18:15 - 19:15 Hot Flow - Matt
Thursday 11:30 - 12:30  Hot Flow - Anne
Thursday  19:30 - 20:30 Hot Flow - Joelle 
Friday 11:00 - 12:15 Hot Yoga - Kirsten
Saturday  09:30 - 10:45  Hot Yoga - Arooj 
Sunday  11:00 - 12:00  Hot Flow - Joelle 

 

   
 

What is Infrared Heating? 

Unlike traditional heating systems that heat the air in the room to a very high temperature and make it difficult to breath, infrared heating works by transferring heat to surfaces and directly heating the body which in turn emit heat to the air. A lot like the sun.

 

The human body can absorb infrared heat because of its deep penetrating ability. 
 
When infrared heat penetrates through skin, it transforms from light energy into heat energy. The thermal effect within the deep layers of the tissues causes bloods vessels and capillaries to dilate, promoting a better blood circulation, and the heat produced helps to get rid of the body’s toxins and metabolic wastes through sweating.

Benefits of Training in Infrared Heating  

Better Circulation and Increased Energy

Infrared heat energy that is absorbed by human cells causes a physical phenomenon called “resonance”. The cellular activities are instantly invigorated, resulting in a better blood circulation and an overall improved metabolism.
 
Weight Loss
Infrared heat therapy can aid in weight loss by speeding up the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands.
 
Cardiovascular Health
The heart rate increases as more blood flow is diverted from the inner organs towards the extremities of the skin, without heightening blood pressure. This allows you a more safe and deep ability to stretch your body.
 
Speed Recovery from Injuries 
For injuries, Infrared generated heat stimulates vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels, bringing oxygen to joints and extremities, speeding the healing of sprains and strains, thus relieving pain and reducing the time it takes the human body to recover from an injury.
 
Detoxification
The quicker metabolic rate causes extra toxic waste products to be purged from the body through the skin, during perspiration.
 
Skin Beautification
For that sought after healthy glow, Infrared heat therapy allows increased blood circulation to carry great amounts of nutrients to the skin, thus promoting healthy tone and texture.
 
Improved Immune System
By creating an “Artificial Fever”, Infrared heat has a positive effect on the immune system. Often misunderstood, fever is a natural healing response of the body. The function of the immune system is increased naturally during a fever, while virus and bacterial growth is slowed, weakening its hold. This helps the body ward off invading organisms. An Infrared heat treatment in the early stages of a cold or flu has been known to stop the symptoms worsening.

2014 Studio Class Timetable

Click here to view 2014's timetable, running until 6th April 2014 

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Tennis News...

Tennis News

British Tennis Membership 

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 click here 

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

Bucks Vet Team

Click here the update

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Golf News...

Golf News

January Golf Sale  

The Golf Team invite you into the warmth of the Pro Shop and choose from our great selection of offers in the January Sale. With discounts of up to 70% off our leading golf clothing brands such as Ralph Lauren, Galvin Green, Peter Millar, Ashworth, Adidas, Oscar Jacobson, UnderArmour, J.Lindeberg and Rohnisch this is the perfect time to grab a bargain and kit yourself up. We will also have some unmissable deals on shoes, bags and golf clubs. Sale starts from Saturday 18th January.

Product Of The Month 

The JetSpeed driver isn't called JetSpeed for nothing. All elements of this club converge to promote extreme velocity. Swing speed. Club head speed. Ball speed. When a jet puts the pedal all the way to the metal it's known as Full Military Power. That's what JetSpeed delivers. JetSpeed is the first-ever driver to incorporate TaylorMade's renowned Speed Pocket technology which is engineered to promote less spin. This combined with loft adjustability, a stylish matte black crown and TaylorMade's high performance Matrix T-49 shaft we have on offer the ultimate driver for the 2014 season. Visit the Pro Shop and test drive with one of our demo models. Available from £199.

Master Your Swing on a Monday

** £20 Off Special Offer** 

Get £20 off a one hour golf lesson with any one of our fully qualified PGA Professionals on a Monday from today until 31st March 2014.

Take advantage of this special offer and improve your game through the winter months in our state of the art Swing Studio. Experience a truly interactive golf lesson with the latest video analysis technology and have the “before and after” emailed to you with commentary by your coach.

Ian Murphy sees a dramatic improvement at impact during his lesson in the Swing Studio 

 

The evidence speaks for itself……… 

End of Year Finals - 9th November 

Winner - Stoke Park Golf Academy student

Plus 4 out of the top 6 – Stoke Park Golf Academy students

November Mid-Week Stableford - 8th November

Winner - Stoke Park Golf Academy student

Runner-up - Stoke Park Golf Academy student

November Stableford - 2nd November

Winner - Stoke Park Golf Academy student

Runner-up - Stoke Park Golf Academy student

March Coaching Trips 

Dates for 2014's coaching trips are now in place, the Spring season starts with a Men's Prestige Tour of Southern Spain, playing the world renowned Valderrama, La Reserva and a team match against San Roque. This is followed by a mixed trip in late March to Rocco Forte's first golf resort - Verdura in Sicily. The autumns brings a Golf and Gourmet experience for the men to Royal Obidoas near Lisbon and then winter sun n Cadiz for the mixed trip to the all inclusive 5 star Fairplay Golf Hotel and Spa. More information on each of the trips can be seen below, if you would like any further information please contact Stuart Rank (srank@stokepark.com)

 

Spring 2014

 

Men's Spanish Prestige Tour (6th - 10th March 2014) 

Flights: Heathrow to Gibraltar flying with BA 

Transfers: Return airport and golf

Accommodation: Four nights B&B at San Roque Suites - click here for more information on the accommodation

Golf: One round at San Roque Old (Team Match vs San Roque Members), one round at La Reserva (buggies included), one round at Valderrama and one round at San Roque New

Cost: £1199 per person (including flight costs, sharing a twin room). Please note single room supplement is £160 for all four nights. 

 

Mixed Trip To Sicily (22nd - 29th March 2014)

 

Flights: Gatwick to Palermo flying with Easyjet

Transfers: Return airport 

Accommodation: Seven nights B&B at Verdura Resort - including welcome drink on arrival and two dinners, please note normal food and beverage rates will apply at the resort, representing a discount of approximately 15-20% from the summer rates advertised. For more information on Verdura Resort - click here.  

Golf: Five rounds of golf and range access on site also two complimentary rounds on the Short Course included during your stay.  

Cost: £1299* per person including flight cost, sharing a twin/double. Please note single room supplement is £70 extra per night (this can not be lowered)

 

 Important Information 

  • Please note these trips require a £500 deposit each 
  • Once a minimum of 7 deposits per trip have been collected, flights will be booked
  • The deposits are non refundable 
  • ** Disclaimer: Flight costs are based on current prices and are worked into the total cost, therefore are subject to change depending on availability at the time of booking

Click here for more information on 2014's overseas trip

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Boutique News...

Salon & Boutique News

Pop Up Shop 

iIu sportswear will be here on the 5th February 
 
The ilu concept was born in the Summer of 2013 out of the dreams of two City women with a passion for health, fitness and fashion... and a firm belief that they could, and should, be combined.
 
ilu is for women who want to look and feel good, with a lifestyle which blurs the lines between exercise times, everyday times and fun times. Women who want to look good and feel good, whether in their workout clothes out for a run, shopping and a coffee with friends, or even going out in killer heels for a glam night out.
 
For a sneak preview of their clothing please click here 
 
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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...


JUSTERINI & BROOKS CELLAR TASTING: Europe's great single varietal wines
 
Wednesday 26th February 2013
 
6.30pm – 8.00pm
 
Justerini & Brooks has been supplying the world's finest wines from its outstanding portfolio since 1749.
 
As Stoke Park's exclusive wine merchant, Justerini & Brooks has extended an invitation for 14 of our members to visit its cellar in St James's, London for a private tasting.
 
Your host will be Julian Campbell, one of the buying team of five who spend their time travelling in search of exquisite wines from family-run domaines and estates.  Julian will take you through eight of Europe's great single varietal wines, including Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Burgundy, Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire, Germany's Riesling, and Nebbiolo from Italy.
 
Justerini & Brooks
61 St James's Street
London
SW1A 1LZ
 
£50.00 per person (14 places available)
 
To book a place at this event, please email events@justerinis.com quoting "Stoke Park Tasting"

Introducing Designer Life Coaching-Private Life/Stress Coaching for Members

 

Happy New Year! Isn’t it great to have new beginnings…a fresh start…..a new direction? Over the year I will be sharing articles/short stories and life/stress tips. Stories that we can glean from, morals and life lessons that give us food for thought. I hope you will enjoy them. I am offering specialised and bespoke life coaching sessions to Stoke Park members who want to achieve personal goals and/or who want to make some serious changes, a complimentary consultation can get you kick started.

Private Coaching;

Re-Design Life, for those who want to change several areas or want transformation; confidence, habits, career, future vision, self identity, mindsets

Stress Management for professionals, those who lack inner peace (escapism in wrong things), out of balance (internally or externally) or who ruminate with negative beliefs/thoughts/mind-sets

Youth Coaching, helping teenagers aim higher, gain confidence and clarity for the next few years, develop a positive vision for themselves and their future.

Begin this extraordinary journey in 2014

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, 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

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