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01/08/2014

Members' Newsletter October 2013

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

Introduction

We are really pleased to announce that Stoke Park was awarded on the 23rd September ‘Five AA Red Stars’, which is the highest accolade given by the renowned guide series. Five red stars are awarded for outstanding facilities, service and all-round customer experience.

With this award, Stoke Park gains the coveted rank of AA Inspector’s Choice, joining just 49 hotels in the UK. Other five red star hotels include: Claridge’s, The Dorchester, The Ritz and Gleneagles. With this prestigious accolade, Stoke Park joins only five golf venues in the UK that have five red star hotels.

The award is the latest of a number of honours given to Stoke Park. Earlier this month Stoke Park’s fine dining restaurant, Humphry’s, was awarded ‘Best Local Menu’ as well as being Highly Commended in the ‘Restaurant of the Year’ category at the inaugural Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Life Food and Drink Awards.

Stoke Park’s Executive Chef, Chris Wheeler and Spa Manager, Anna Williams have both been nominated for the upcoming ‘Hotel Catey Awards’ (the Oscars of the Hospitality Industry) in Hotel Chef of the Year (less than 250 covers) and Spa Professional of the Year respective categories.

We wanted to share this news, as we are all very proud!

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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 2nd October 

  • Coq au Vin with rustic Vegetables and White & Wild Rice 
  • Apple & Almond Crumble Tart with Cinnamon Ice Cream  

Wednesday 9th October  

  • Oven baked fillet of Salmon with Spicy Tomato Cous Cous Ragout of Green Vegetables and Spring Onion Salsa 
  • Chocolate Chip Bread & Butter Pudding with Vanilla Custard 

Wednesday 16th October  

  • Escalope of Turkey filled with Ham & Cheese served with Pomme Puree, Green Beans and A Red Wine Jus  
  • Vanilla Rice Pudding With Plus Compote 

 Wednesday 23rd October   

  • Grilled fillet of Sea Bream with Wild Mushroom & Leak Risotto, Wild Rocket and Pesto  
  • Pear & Chocolate Tart with Mascarpone Cream  

Wednesday 30th October   

  • Roast Loin of Pork with Sage Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Honey Parsnips, Seasonal Vegetables and Apple Sauce   
  • Strawberry & Greek Yogurt Ripple Cheesecake with Wild Strawberry Sorbet 
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Spa News...

Spa News
Thalgo Gift Retreat

Come and indulge at Stoke Park Spa as the autumn months draw in with our Thalgo Gift Retreat. Enjoy full use of spa facilities including; indoor heated swimming pool, gym and exercise classes, Italian marble steam rooms, deep relaxation rooms and a private atrium with stunning five metre tropical aquarium. Relax with X2 55min treatments and have a beautiful Thalgo gift to take away with you worth over £30.00.

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

 

Nail Bar 

Artistic Nails have arrived at the Nail Bar, to celebrate the arrival we are having a launch day on the 2nd October. The experts from Artistic will be here if you have any queries about gel nails. Please come and see the range and book an appointment.

 
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Health News...

Health News

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.

Advanced Warning Pool Refurbishment 

Please note that we are planning to carry out a total refurbishment of the swimming pool hall at the end of November, early part of December this year.

We fully accept that there is never a convenient time to do this, however after 12 years of heavy use, it is time to upgrade and renew the pool hall.

We will be replacing the pool edge and floor tiles, which have become stained and cracked over the years.

We will also be repainting the walls and ceiling as well as improving the lighting.

More details and exact timings will follow, but please bear with us whilst we complete these essential maintenance works. 

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Tennis News...

Tennis News

Rule Of The Month

If a ball gets damaged, or broken, during play, the point is to be replayed. If a ball becomes soft, but not broken, the point does not need to be replayed

Annual Dinner

The Annual Tennis dinner will take place on Friday 4th October. Drinks are from 19:15 with dinner served from 19:45. Places are still available so please book at Spa Reception if you are interested.

Junior Groups

We now have Junior tennis groups now running on a Wednesday evening and Saturday lunch time. Spaces still available for people who want to join so please speak to Dan Coe at reception on 01753 7171713

PlaySight 

Playsight is now fully operational on Indoor court number 3. Cost is £12 per court per hour or £10 as an extra to a lesson and can be booked at spa reception.
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Golf News...

Golf News

X-Factor Style Golf Auditions at Stoke Park

Saturday 5th October, sees a new set of juniors attending our second "Try-Out Day", a chance for the region's junior golf talent to be selected for Stoke Park's very own Scholarship Programme. The current set of 12 have had a phenomenal year exceeding all expectations, representing the Club, County and trialing for regional England squads to name a few. With competition for places becoming ever stronger the programme can only continue to improve in its efforts to find a star of the future.  

New Group Classes 

James Jewell will be delivering a set of new group classes throughout the Autumn aimed at beginners and Lady Golfers. If you'd like to meet new Golfers and improve your swing at the same time, then this is for you. Please e-mail jjewell@stokepark.com or call on 01753 717184.

Learn To Play In The Winter

The Golf Academy has a fantastic set-up for winter coaching with a state of the art indoor swing studio, enabling golf lessons to be delivered all year round. The latest high speed technology is also used which allows the pupil to see their swing and really understand what is needed to improve. Please call in and take a look.

We look forward to seeing you at the Academy very soon.

Introducing The New TaylorMade Speedblade 

SpeedBlade irons take TaylorMade's Speed Pocket to the next level, giving golfers an instrument that will change the nature of their approach shots to help them hit more greens and shoot lower scores. SpeedBlade is radically differently than any other iron in terms of look, speed, launch, spin, feel, sound. Visually, SpeedBlade irons are striking, combining a two-tone, satin nickel chrome plating with dark smoke satin ion plating (IP). Internally, the key performance feature that separates SpeedBlade from the pack is the Speed Pocket, a handle-bar shaped slot in the sole of the 3-7 irons that enables a large area of the face to flex and rebound at impact, resulting in faster ball speed, higher launch and better feel. Available from Stoke Park's Pro Shop in early October.

October Feature Product - Galvin Green Barton Windstopper

Windstopper Jacket is new for 2013.

Using the excellent wind stopper lining for breathability and extra warmth, this soft shell golf jacket is finished in stylish black with subtle red stitch detail and also has adjustable features which allow you to get the perfect fit. A brand new half zip style for the Galvin collection, this trendy golf jacket is fully windproof and is very simple to maintain. We have the Barton available in a range of sizes from medium to 3XL styling the iconic Stoke Park Club House Logo on the left chest. Winter comfort and protection from the elements for just £169.

In addition we now have our full range of Autumn/Winter Clothing and accessories in stock including winter mitts/gloves, hand warmers, logo ski hats, UnderArmour and Galvin Green base layers, windstopper trousers, beanies and MacWet rain grip gloves. Get ready for the winter.

Full Golfino & Rohnisch Ladies Autumn/Winter Collections Now Available 

The stunning new collections from Golfino and Rohnisch have arrived and are ready to be tried on! Please drop in and treat yourself.

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Boutique News...

Salon & Boutique News

Pop Up Shop 

Simone Markham Pop up Shop on the 2nd & 3rd October in the Spa Boutique. Simone will be in the Boutique from 9am each day with a fab new collection of clothes, handbags and jewellery.

Mii Cosmetics will be holding a pop up shop on the 16th October for one day only. The make-up experts will be on hand to give make-up tips and advice on how to achieve the perfect look for you or may be show you some tricks on how to achieve a great party look for the festive season.

They will have their full range of make-up here for you to purchase with some great offers on the day.

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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

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 inpidual 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...


écurie25 

écurie25 is the largest Supercar Club in the world, whereby in return for an annual membership fee, members receive convenient access to a collection of the world’s most desirable supercars. In addition to benefiting from driving the latest supercars for a fraction of the cost of ownership, members also enjoy a superb events calendar and living the supercar lifestyle.

écurie25 Supercar Club in London is exclusively offering Stoke Park members who join their club before the end of October, a free weekend in a McLaren MP4-12C, worth over £2,000.

Membership to é25 Modern Classics, which provides access to a collection of the best supercars from the last decade, starts from £5,250 per annum, while membership to the full Club, which provides access to a stunning collection of the latest supercars, costs from £12,950 per annum. Members typically receive a minimum of 20 days driving a year which increases to 70 days depending on which membership option is chosen. A one-off Joining Fee of £1,950 (or £950 for é25 Modern Classics) also applies which covers car insurance and a one-day Supercar Driving Awareness Course.

If you would like further information on écurie25 Supercar Club or would like to join the Club and claim your free weekend, please contact fellow Stoke Park member and owner of écurie25 London, Richard Thomas, on 0207 625 9400 or richard.thomas@ecurie25.com.

This offer expires on the 31st October 2013.

Insurance Choice 

We’re delighted to announce that Stoke Park has partnered with Insurance Choice to offer our members specialist prestige and performance car insurance. Based in Royal Leamington Spa, Insurance Choice offers a tailored service ensuring you receive an exceptional standard of care and secure the right insurance policy first time. The team can also assist with home and commercial insurance. For further information, visit their dedicated website page www.insurancechoice.co.uk/stokepark and a team member will be delighted to assist you.

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