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28/08/2014

Members' Newsletter November 2013

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

Introduction

We hope you survived Monday's storm? Thankfully only a few trees were lost and we are now on top of the estate tidy up (just in time for Bonfire night!).

We had a positive meeting this month with South Bucks District Council with regards to planning permission for a new Half-way House (which will include a female and male toilet and a covered seating area) and lighting for the outdoor tennis courts. Hopefully they will be implement by March next year.

We are also pleased to confirm that we will be introducing the new online booking system for Health and Tennis and Health Members in the first week of December and that Hot Yoga classes will be starting in January. More details will be confirmed in next month's newsletter.

We hope you enjoy the next month at Stoke Park.

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Social News.. 
Social News

Bonfire Night

Sunday 3rd November

Commencing at 17:00 with BBQ & Entertainment 

Members - £26.50 

Guests - £32

Under 12s - £20

Under 2s - Free 

Gourmet Evening 

Thursday 14th November

The theme for this Gourmet Evening is Modern European 

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 

Ladies Lunch

Wednesday 4th December

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

Followed by a talk from Chris Wheeler - our Executive Head Chef 

Members - £29

Guests - £35  

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 

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 theme for this New Year's Eve is Masquerade & the dress code 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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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 6th November  

  • Honey Roasted Rump of Lamb with Sauté Potatoes, Savoy Cabbage, Green Beans and Rosemary Jus  
  • Pineapple upside down Cake with Coconut Sorbet  

Wednesday 13th November  

  • Pan-fried Fillet of Sea Bass with Provencale Vegetables, Herb Crushed New Potatoes, Basil and Tomato Sauce 
  • Apple Flapjack Tart with Honey Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce 

Wednesday 20th November   

  • Oven-baked Supreme of Chicken filled with Wild Mushrooms served on Garlic Mash, Roasted Root Vegetables and Thyme Jus  
  • Red Wine Poached Pear with Cinnamon Rice Pudding and Chocolate Sauce 

 Wednesday 27th November   

  • Herb Crusted Pave of Salmon with Saffron Vegetables Rice & a Crayfish Cream Sauce   
  • Rhubarb Sponge Pudding With Vanilla Custard 
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Spa News...

Spa News
Thalgo Gift Retreat

If you're more interested in treating yourself in the run up to Christmas, our Thalgo Gift Retreat will be in place until January 5th 2014. 

Thalgo Gift Retreat package is £140 per person and includes the following:

  • 2 x 55 minute treatments
  • Use of all facilities
  • Two course healthy lunch
  • Thalgo gift worth over £30

£10 supplement will be charged for use on a Saturday and Sunday. This retreat is available until 5th January 2014. 

This Retreat is subject to availability and is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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

 

AA Christmas Promotion 


For those of you that are doing early shopping for Christmas our promotion this year will see the return of Aromatherapy Associates for a limited three month period.

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 and truly give back the gift of a good night’s sleep!

Available for a limited time only, from January 2014- 31st March 2014, Monday – Friday, and at only £99 for a treatment, delicious lunch and use of Stoke Park’s award winning facilities, it makes the perfect Christmas Gift!

Click here for more information 

 
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Health News...

Health News

 

Tennis and Health Member Services Go Live!
 
We are pleased to confirm that from the first week of December, health and Tennis and Health members will be able to experience new on-line services.  We will be installing new software which will deliver an interactive service from the comfort of your own home via the Stoke Park website.
 
This will allow you to keep up to date with the latest news and social events, book facilities and view or print your levy statement.
 
All members will receive a letter within the next week giving full details and log on information. If you do not receive your letter, please contact Spa Reception. 

Pool Refurbishment  

Please be reminded that the swimming pool will be closed from Monday 25th November until Sunday 15th December inclusive for refurbishment. During this time we will be retiling the surround, repainting the walls and ceiling and reinstating lights that have not been working for some time.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this might cause you and hope that the finished result will be worth the wait.

Studio Timetable Changes 

Please be aware of the following changes to our studio timetable…

Tuesday              19:15                  New instructor -Kevin 

Wednesday         07:30                  Iyenger Yoga with Neeta –New class

Thursday             19:45                  Kickboxing –class cancelled       

Thursday             19:45                  Kettlebells with Donna –New class

Sunday                11:30                 Zumba… changing to Zumba Gold

The new timetable will run through to the 24th November.

Golf Performance Fitness At Stoke Park Gym

To help improve our golf game, we spend a fortune on clubs, balls and coaching. But we sometimes 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 Xmas Lunch - Thursday 12th December

Save the date for the ladies Christmas lunch. Price will be £25 for a festive lunch, desert and coffee and petit fours. A sign up sheet is available at spa reception for those that would like to attend.

Festive Tennis 

The annual festive tennis event will be on Saturday December 7th. It will be in mixed doubles format but please do not worry if you do not have a partner as we will mix things up so that everyone plays with and against different partners. The event will run from 09:00 until 17:00 with mulled wine and mince pies provided to keep everyone going. Please sign up on the tennis notice board if you would like to take part. More details will follow once we have an idea of numbers.

Tennis Professional 

I am delighted to announce the arrival of a new tennis professional to the club. Sam Scowen will join the team from Gerrards Cross Bull Lane where he has been working for over a year as the Senior Club Coach. Before this he was Head Coach at the Gary Drake Tennis Centre in Slough. Sam is a level 4 coach and has also completed the Performance Speciality Course so has a keen interest in developing junior talent. He has also played to County standard so will be a valuable addition to the coaching team. 

Rule Of The Month - Foot Fault  

During the service motion, a server may not:

  1. Change position by walking or running. Although slight movements of the feet are allowed. 
  2. Touch the baseline, or the court, with either foot. 
  3. Touch the area on the other side of an imaginary extension of the sideline. 
  4. Touch the imaginary extension of the centre mark with either foot. 

If the server commits any of these actions, a foot fault may be ruled.

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Golf News...

Golf News

Taylormade Ex-Rental Golf Club Sale

If you're looking to upgrade your current set of golf clubs or maybe purchase an extra set for an overseas home then we have some fantastic offers on our 2013 hire sets. Choose from our previously used TaylorMade Rocketbladez irons, Rocketballz Stage 2 drivers, fairway woods, rescue clubs and white smoke putters all at highly competitive rates. Items can be selected separately or as a further discounted set. Contact our Golf Team on 01753 717184 to reserve or for more information.

Titleist Personalised Golf Balls  

We're now well on the way to the approach to Christmas and so loved ones are beginning to think about gifts for the golfer who has everything. Why not treat somebody with some personalised golf balls from the number one ball brand Titleist. Choose from any of their popular ranges of golf balls from the DT SoLo to Pro V1 and Pro V1X. Free personalisation and a free Titleist ball marker with every Titleist golf ball dozen. 1 Dozen Minimum/10 days lead time/black print only/Last order date 8th December. Ideal as a stocking filler or even a corporate gift. For more details please contact the Golf Team on 01753 717184 or email tharris@stokepark.com

Current Pro Shop Offers

  • Spend £100 or more on Under Armour products and receive a free pair of Under Armour Cold gear gloves or mittens worth £25
  • Purchase a Galvin Green Waterproof suit and receive a Galvin Green baseball cap or bucket hat worth £50
  • Stoke Park Logo T-Shirts £30 each or 2 for £50
  • Purchase any combination of Logo accessories and receive the lowest value item free of charge
  • Spend over £75 on Stoke Park Logo merchandise and receive a Stoke Park Logo Baseball Cap worth £20

Winners Of London Amateur Foursomes

Congratulations to Kevin Freeman and Luke Rusher, who won the London Amateur Foursomes at the Berkshire Golf Club this weekend.  It is the second time the pair have won this prestigious event, and the impressive shield, for Stoke Park and they saw off 63 other clubs to take the title over a windswept Red Course on Sunday afternoon, beating Walton Heath by 2&1 in the final.

The pair narrowly avoided defeat in the opening round, needing to win the last 3 holes on Friday morning to beat Woking at the last hole, and then beat Sandy Lodge by the same margin in round two.  Saturday proved somewhat more comfortable, eight birdies in 15 holes being enough to see off Orsett, before coming from two down early on to beat the host club by 3&2 in the quarter finals.  A strong front nine in Sunday morning’s semi-final was the foundation for a 3&2 semi-final win over Royal Ashdown Forest to set up a final with Walton Heath.  Conditions for the final were extremely tough, with winds gusting at up to 40mph, but the Stoke Pair again got off to a great start and were three up after four holes.  Walton Heath were never able to reduce the deficit to less than two holes, and were eventually beaten on the 17th.

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Boutique News...

Salon & Boutique News

Pop Up Shop 

Simone Markham Pop Up Shop 13th and 14th November

Simone will be in the Boutique from 9am each day selling a selection of Christmas and Winter fashions.

 

Christmas Shopping Evening

13th November From 6pm

 Why not join us in the tranquil setting of the Spa Atrium for a spot of Christmas shopping. This is a great opportunity for you to pick up some truly amazing Christmas gifts – and even some treats for you too! Simone Markham will be here, with some spectacular Christmas goodies, along with Aromawork Candles and their festive stock. There will also be fantastic savings to be had on Thalgo Gift Sets. On the evening there’ll be some amazing offers, along with wine and mince pies. £5 per ticket fully redeemable against any purchases on the night. 

 
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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

Hello everyone!

We have had a very productive past couple of months, 

We have been creating displays with more words and numbers including seasonal key words relating to Autumn, days of the week and months. 

Here at the crèche we have been aiming to introduce more age appropriate activities for example; hand printing, collage making and jewellery making with our older children (ages 5-8years). We have found that planning activities in advance allows us to manage our time more efficiently. Most recently we have created a cosy corner with key words about emotions and feelings, lots of cuddly animals and also fairy lights. Through this we hope bring a relaxed aura to the crèche and help the children to feel more settled whether they would like to read a book or have a nap. 

With Halloween approaching we are looking forward to decorating the crèche and making lots of creepy creations! 

Thank you

Creche Team 

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This Month's Special Offer...


Friday Humphry's Dinner, Bed and Breakfast £150pp

Make a night at Stoke Park the perfect start to your weekend this November. The elegant surroundings will help all of your stresses melt away, and our 3 AA Rosette fine dining restaurant Humphry's is sure to delight and dazzle the taste buds. This package includes:

  • Overnight accommodation on Friday night
  • Three course dinner in Humphry's
  • Full English breakfast
  • Complimentary use of Tennis and Health facilities (indoor swimming pool with hydro-seats, state-of-the-art gymnasium, multi-surface tennis courts, steam rooms, dance and fitness studio)

£150 per person based on two sharing a Superior room on Friday nights from the 2nd August until the 27th December 2013, subject to availability. Standard upgrade charges apply. 

For more information or to book, please contact Reservations on 01753 717172 or email reservations@stokepark.com, alternatively you can also book using our online booking engine.

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