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Members' Newsetter October 2012

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


This month, Stoke Park was lucky enough to be part of the celebrations for James Bond’s 50th birthday. To mark half a century since the iconic spy exploded onto our screens in Dr. No, we played host to Bond girls Britt Ekland, Tania Mallet and Eunice Grayson as well as memorable villain Jaws (Richard Kiel). As well as familiar faces, there were cars which will forever be remembered for their association with Bond. Some of you may have spotted Auric Goldfinger’s Rolls Royce Phantom, although this time it wasn’t chauffeured by Oddjob, and the Aston Martin DBS from Quantam of Solace. We are very proud of our history, particularly our long association with the glamourous world of 007, and loved being part of this special event.
Olympic fever still seems to be going strong and the games have inspired people to try new sports or renew their interest in old ones. Three sports to have received an especially big boost are tennis, golf (which will be added for the next games in 2016) and cycling. We are very proud of both our golf and tennis facilities and are always committed to improving these. We are currently working on a world class short game area, which we hope you will enjoy along with our existing facilities.

Club Night 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 person when payment is made by levy account (£13.89 otherwise).

Wednesday 3rd October

  • Pan-fried Pave of Salmon with Pomme Purée, Spinach, Green Vegetables and Chive Cream Sauce
  • Spotted Dick with Plum Compote and Vanilla Custard

 Wednesday 10th October

  • Roast Loin of Pork with Herb Roasted Potatoes, Honey Parsnips, Peas, Carrots and Apple Sauce
  • Sticky Toffee and Banana Pudding with Pecan Sauce and Clotted Cream Ice Cream

 Wednesday 17th October

  • Baked Supreme of Chicken wrapped in Parma Ham with Gratin Dauphinoise, Savoy Cabbage, Green Beans and Red Wine Jus
  • Poached Pear with Caramelised Rice Pudding

 Wednesday 24th October

  • Grilled Fillet of Cod with Sauté Potatoes, Creamed Leeks, Confit Carrots and a Wild Mushroom Sauce
  • Treacle Tart with Raisin Ice Cream and Orange Sauce

 Wednesday 31st October

  • Thai Green Chicken and Vegetables Curry with Saffron Rice, Mango Chutney and Poppadums
  • Hot Chocolate Fudge Brownie Sundae with Hot Chocolate Sauce and Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Social News...

Social News
November 2012
Bonfire Night
Sunday 4th November
BBQ and Entertainment included
Commences at 17.00
£25 Members | £30 Guests
£17.50 Under 12s | Free Under 2s
Gourmet Evening
An Evening at the Movies
Thursday 15th November
Four Course Dinner with Fine Wines
Jacket and Tie
Commences at 19.00
£89 Members | £95 Guests


December 2012
Ladies’ Lunch
Hosted by Executive Chef Chris Wheeler
Wednesday 5th December
Commences at 12pm
with a drinks reception
Two course lunch
followed by a talk by the host
£27.50 Members | £32.50 Guests
Children’s Christmas Party
Sunday 9th December
Experience the wonder and magic of Christmas
with entertainment, party food and a gift from Father Christmas
£30 Child
Christmas Sunday Lunches
9th, 16th, 23rd December
Three Course Lunch
sittings from 12.00-14.30
£42.50 Adults | £25 Under 12s
New Year’s Eve 'Best of British' Ball
Monday 31st December
Three course Dinner with Wine
Commences at 19.00
with a Champagne Reception 
Black Tie
Members £145 | Guests £155
Table of 10 £1,300
Please contact Leanne O’Shea on 01753 717112 or by email for more information or to make a reservation.
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Golf News...

Golf News
OVERSEAS Coaching Trips – Stuart Rank, our Head of Instruction, would like to update you with information on two overseas coaching trips he will be delivering this October and November. These will be held at Turkey's premier golf destination, Cornelia Golf Resort and Spa. The resort boasts a stunning 27 Hole Nick Faldo Golf Course with a David Leadbetter Academy, perfect for a dedicated coaching experience. Alongside this you can test your skills on the Top 100 European Courses of Carya and Lykia Links. Everything is organised for you, all you need to do is remember your passport!
Men's Coaching Trip (October 18th - 21st)
Package details (lots of extras on top of the all-inclusive deal):
  • Thur 18th - Thomas Cook Gatwick 7am - Antalya 1.15pm local 
  • 3 nights all inclusive at the 5 Star Cornelia Deluxe 
  • Daily range and on-course tuition 
  • 18th - 9 holes at Faldo GC with buggies 
  • 19th - 18 holes at Lykia Links GC with buggies 
  • 20th - 18 holes at Faldo GC with buggies (lunch included) 
  • Sun 21st Thomas Cook Antalya 2.15pm - Gatwick 4.45pm local
Mixed Coaching Trip (November 6th - 11th) 
Package details (lots of extras on top of the all-inclusive deal):
  • Tue 6th - Thomas Cook Gatwick 10am - Antalya 4.10pm local 
  • 5 nights all-inclusive at the 5 Star Cornelia Diamond 
  • 2 a la carte dinners on the 6th and 10th 
  • Lunch at Faldo on the 7th, 9th and 11th 
  • 3 rounds at Faldo, 1 at Carya, 1 at Lykia Links, all with buggies 
  • Daily range and on-course tuition 
  • Sun 11th - Thomas Cook Antalya 9.25pm - Gatwick 11.55pm local
These trips are open to members and non-members who are established golfers. We are currently taking bookings and have spaces still available on both trips. If you are interested in joining Stuart at Turkey's leading golf venue and would like further information do not hesitate to get in touch, call Stuart on 01753 717184 or email him on


AUTUMN is here - It's Galvin Green Time! - The temperature is dropping and the showers have returned but there is no reason this should turn you away from the golf course. Galvin Green's multi-layer concept is a full range of high-tech garments, designed to match and function in combination - whatever the weather. All Galvin Green garments are specially designed for the game of golf. Designed by golfers, for golfers.
BASE LAYER (Dry Comfort) - The Skintight range, Compression Technology enhances blood circulation and oxygen levels in the muscles providing greater stamina.
WARM LAYER (Thermal Regulation) - Garments from the Warm Layer feature extreme breathability and thermoregulation properties to keep your body at optimum performance temperature, whatever the weather.
SHELL LAYER (Outer Protection)  - Shell Layer garments are specially developed to provide maximum protection against rain and wind, and at the same time allow moisture and excess heat inside to escape.
The Galvin Green Autumn / Winter Collection is now available in your Pro Shop so please drop in and we can advise you on how to protect yourself against the elements. In addition to the Galvin Green range we now have the latest colours of base layers from UnderArmour in both men's and ladies collections.
FEATURE PRODUCT - The Baxley Half Zip Stoke Park Logo Windstopper - A very soft and flexible garment with excellent breathability. Equipped with a back pocket which will not get in the way of your swing. Soft, elasticated ribbed cuffs in sleeve-ends and bottom edge for optimum comfort. Available in sizes S - XXXL.

2012 Ex-Rental TaylorMade Clubs Available - In the second half of October we will be announcing via 'Intelligent Golf' the sale of this year's TaylorMade hire fleet. Amongst the clubs available (which have been in use since March this year) at reduced prices will be the ever popular TaylorMade Rocketballz and R11s drivers, fairways, hybrids and irons. This is a great opportunity to grab a deal on the run-up to Christmas.
RANGEFINDER Heaven - Stuck for a great gift for a golfing friend or just fancy treating yourself? Distance measuring devices have been one of the fastest growing items in the golf industry and rightly so. They are extremely practical, helping to provide you with an accurate yardage to help with club selection in order to lower those scores, all in an instant. Choose from either laser technology like the best-selling Bushnell V2 Tour at £239 (line up the flag, bunker or area of the fairway with the sight and press a button for your yardage) or GPS with the Garmin S3 Approach watch at £269 and GolfBuddy Voice at £159 (providing yardages to the front, middle and back of the green). No annual subscriptions and no downloading necessary!
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Spa News...

Spa News
GEL-ERATION & Minx nails - Get your nails in shape for the winter months or add a bit of colour to your winter wardrobe with Geleration or Minx nails.
Gel-eration is the Jessica Gel manicure, our alternative to Shellac, with great staying power, long lasting colour and protection for your nails. 
Or why not try Minx? They are a foil adhesive to the nail that comes in many different metallic designs & colours creating a real wow effect.
THALGO Spa Retreat: 
This offer has now been extended until 30th November, come and indulge with great savings on the Thalgo launch retreat package and receive a stunning free gift of a Polynesia Spa candle.
Experience Stoke Park’s peerless new product house, Thalgo, with this spa day, filled with luxury and escapism. Spend a whole day unwinding at Stoke Park’s award-winning spa with two exotic treatments from Thalgo’s ocean-inspired range, a delicious, healthy lunch, full use of the Tennis and Health facilities (including a heated indoor swimming pool overlooking the grounds, Italian marble steam rooms and relaxation areas, state of the art gymnasium and 13 championship regulation tennis courts) and a free gift of a Polynesia candle to take the experience away with you.
Choose your two treatments from the following: Any of Thalgo’s skin solution facials, the Thalgo Ultimate Body Exfoliation, Thalgo Algae Wrap or a Terrake Tailored Massage. Whatever you choose, the combination of Stoke Park’s facilities and Thalgo’s luscious products will leave you with an experience to be found nowhere else.
All for only £140. Available Monday - Friday until 30th November, subject to availability but not in conjunction with any other offer or discount. For more details or to book, please call our reservations team on 01753 717172.
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Salon & Boutique News...

Salon & Boutique News
CHRISTMAS Shopping Day - Come and get all of your Christmas presents or simply treat yourself and indulge with the Spa Christmas Shopping event on 14th November.
Take advantage of amazing savings on Thalgo Christmas gift sets and other great gift ideas. A free gift wrapping service will be available and shoppers will receive a great gift with a purchase.
From 10am onwards in the spa boutique, 14th November.
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Tennis and Health News...

Tennis News
LADIES 2 Pair Shield – Congratulations to the Ladies, who won their last match in the 2 Pair Shield. This means that they topped the first division, winning the league and retaining their trophy. A fantastic achievement!
OUTDOOR Courts - If you are having problems accessing the outdoor courts via the new door, please let reception know so that we can activate your membership card.

DATE for the Diary - This year's ladies' tennis festive lunch will be 12th December. Format will be the same as last year but more details will follow

COMMITTEE Vacancy - If you feel you would like to be more involved in the running of tennis at Stoke Park, we currently have a vacancy for an additional member of our tennis committee. The committee meets three times a year and makes decisions on events, teams and improvements to the tennis facilities. if you would like to be considered, please email your name to

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Health News...

Health News
GOLF Performance Fitness - 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 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 yourself 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 an exercise program designed around your specific needs and maximizing your time. 
Please contact Jules in the gym for more information on 01753 717104 or email
KINETICA Protein and Recovery Powders now available at Stoke Park - Kinetica is an Irish owned company which is part of the Carbery Group, a large producer of Irish cheese. As a result of this, the company has the unique position of owning both the production of best quality Whey Protein (a by-product of cheese production) and the manufacture of the natural flavourings that go into their products. 
We at Stoke Park feel that Kinetica is of the very best quality whey proteins on the market today and we are pleased to recommend and stock this brand for members to purchase in 2.2kg tubs for home use. From September onwards, Kinetica will also be the sole protein powder used in protein shakes sold in San Marco’s Restaurant.
HERBOLOGY – Phytotherapy, or Herbology, uses extracts from a natural and wide variety of plant extracts for the prevention and treatment of diseases. 
A.Vogel (see is a leading pioneer in the techniques of fresh herbal extraction and uses only freshly picked herbs in his remedies from organic farms in Switzerland. The medicinal plant remedies are used to treat many conditions, including:
  • 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 problems
  • Aches and pains
If you would like a consultation please contact her in the gym on 01753 717104 or email
PRE- and Post-Natal Training and Powerplate 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, including:
  • 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 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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Juniors' News...

Juniors' News

Crèche Opening Times

Monday - Friday

09:15am - 12:15pm


09:00am - 12:00pm


10:00am - 12:00pm

For more information about Stoke Park's Crèche and its events, please call 01367 243800
Creche Events
COFFEE Morning – On Wednesday, 10th October, all are welcome to enjoy coffee and company while the children play. Parents can also use this as an opportunity to get to know the Crèche’s staff and facilities better.
HALLOWEEN Party – On Wednesday, 31st October, the Crèche are holding a spooky Halloween party, held in normal Crèche hours between 10am and 12pm. Kids can dress up as their favourite character and enjoy arts and crafts, games and party food. This event costs £20 to attend.
We will also have Halloween themed activities during the whole week, from Monday, 29th through to the weekend.
BONFIRE Night – We will be enjoying a Bonfire Week at the Crèche, beginning on Monday, 5th November. There will be lots sparkle and glitter for the children to enjoy.
OCTOBER Half-term Golf and Tennis Camps - After the successful Summer Golf and Tennis Camps, the October Half-term camp is not far round the corner.  It is a great way for children to come and enjoy two great sports and learn and have fun at the same time.  The camp is due to run between the 23rd and 26th October and is limited to 16 places per day.  It is made even more fun if children come along with people they know so please mention the camps to all your friends as well.  Please contact James in the Pro Shop on 01753 717184 for more information. You can also contact James by email on
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This Month's Special Offer...

This Month's Special Offers

Stoke Park and Fitness 12 join forces to create the ultimate in luxurious fitness retreats - Join international fitness consultant Steve Halsall for a fabulous weekend retreat at Stoke Park, Europe’s leading five star hotel, spa and country club. Benefit from Steve’s experience with carefully planned fitness regimes and inspirational seminars while enjoying the tranquil luxury of Stoke Park’s Georgian mansion as well as specially designed menus by Chris Wheeler, Executive Chef at Stoke Park. The retreat will take place in September and October 2012. For more information, please click here.

GREAT Deals on Car Hire from our new Partner – Europcar
Our new car hire partner, Europcar, is offering you a minimum of 10% discount on all standard UK car hire and for a limited period, an amazing 25% discount on their Premium Range of vehicles.
So whether you fancy a sporty little Mini Cooper or a Porsche for the weekend or something more luxurious such as a large Mercedes or a Range Rover Vogue, if you book and collect the car before the end of October, you will automatically receive a 25% discount on any UK Prestige hire.
To check prices, see where your nearest branch is and to book – click here (The prices displayed automatically include the discount) Or dial 0871 3840004 and quote discount code: 51507820
If you require a vehicle whilst staying at Stoke Park, Europcar’s nearest branch is very close and as an added benefit, they will collect you from the hotel and take you to the car at no extra charge
Click here to check out our fantastic latest offers, including spa day deals, Hotel Stay Savings and Luxury Breaks.
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