Stoke Park

Members' Newsletter April 2013

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


The clocks are changing this weekend and so Spring is meant to be here!  The good news is that, whether it is warm or not, we have some fantastic events and news for each membership category in this month's newsletter.  

In particular we would like to draw attention to our Thalgo treatment taster days on the 29th and 30th April (which are the perfect opportunity to trial the Thalgo treatments as well as the products) and we are also offering a chance to win a box at the Robbie Williams concert.

Next week you will receive an exciting email from The Boodles, confirming which of the world's best tennis players will be attending this year.

From all of us at Stoke Park we hope you have a fabulous Easter and enjoy the chocolate!


Fancy watching Robbie Williams perform at Wembley Stadium from your own Private Box? We’ve teamed up with Club Wembley to make this happen.

One lucky winner and seven guests will be going to Wembley on Tuesday 2 July to watch Robbie Williams perform. You will have your own Private Box for the evening, including complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks. With the best seats in the house, unbelievable views and dedicated personal service for you and your guests, your evening will be unforgettable. 

Winner of seventeen BRIT awards, Robbie has sold over 70 million records worldwide. The lucky winner of this fantastic prize will see Robbie embark on his first full tour for over six years, with special guest Olly Murs.

To enter this competition, please follow the link:

Please Sponsor and Support Exec- Chef Chris Wheeler as he gears up to run the London Marathon in his Chef Whites carrying a stock pot!

Our Head Chef, Chris Wheeler, will be running the London Marathon on Sunday April 21st. Many of you know Chris, and please find below a personal message from him:

‘In a moment of madness I decided to enter Capital FM's competition to win one of ten special 'Help A Capital Child' charity places to run in the Virgin London Marathon 2013. I was picked out of hundreds of applicants and here I am! Seven years ago I ran the marathon flipping a pancake all the way, so thought this year I’d do it with a stock pot wearing my Chef’s whites!

My aim is to raise £10,000 for Help a Capital Child which supports children and young people affected by abuse, homelessness, disability, poverty and illness in and around London.  I will be running for the Breakfast team, alongside Capital FM presenter, Pandora.

I would be enormously grateful for any donation you are able to make and donations can be made on my charity page: We are also holding a raffle for all donations of £5 or over received, you can purchase these from Chef direct and also from Kelly Gorry in the Pro Shop. Prizes include Chef coming to your home to cook, a chocolate cookery demonstration and master-class, magnums of champagne, and many more prizes. 

I have currently raised over £4,000, and am hoping to hit my target of £10,000- with only 4 weeks to go I’d be so grateful for your support!

I will also be attempting a Guinness World Record for the ‘Fastest Chef running a Marathon in chef whites carrying a stockpot over 3kg’- they will be monitoring me on the day!

Thank you so much in advance for your support!

Best wishes,


We would also like to draw your attention to Stoke Park member Ghazel Jahanbin, who is running the Marathon for Scope. Please read the full feature under Health News

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 3rd April

  • Salmon en Croute with Saffron Vegetable Rice and White Wine Cream Sauce  
  • Rice Pudding Crème Brulée with Cherry Compote

Wednesday 10th April

  • Oven baked Tenderloin of Pork with Fondant Potato, Braised Red Cabbage, Green Beans, Confit Carrots, Onion Rings and Cherry Apple Gravy
  • Whole baked Apple and Blackberry Crumble with Poached Blackberries and Crème Anglaise

Wednesday 17th April

  • Roast Rump of Lamb with Mini Shepherd Pie, Sauté Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables and Red Currant Jus
  • Chris Wheeler Marathon Dessert (Enjoy the dessert before Chef runs the Marathon on Sunday!)

Wednesday 24th April

Please note there will be no club night on this date


Social News...

Social News

Ladies Lunch

Wednesday 8th May

Commences at 12.00 with a drinks reception and two course lunch

Followed by a talk from Celebrity Make-up Artist Ariane Poole

£29 Members £35 Guests

Summer Ball

Saturday 22nd June

Champagne Reception

Three Course Dinner with Wine

Live Band and Disco

Black Tie

Commences at 20.00

£110 Members £120 Guests

Tables of 12 £1,200

Please contact Leanne O’Shea on 01753 717112 or by email for more information or to make a reservation.

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Spa News...

Spa News

Thalgo Taster Days

On the 29th & 30th April we have an expert from Thalgo visiting us to run 2 treatment taster days. It is the perfect opportunity to trial not only Thalgo treatments but the products too. Each session is £25.00 fully redeemable against the purchase of two or more items on the day and the opportunity to receive a free gift if you buy 3 or more items.

Monday 29th April is a facial taster day, experience the express purity ritual facial 30mins treatment time with the Thalgo expert and then one to one consultation with our Thalgo expert to get all the advice on skincare you need.

Tuesday 30th April is a body treatment taster day and a chance for you to experience either the moisture cocoon treatment or the slim and shape me treatment, both treatments last for 30mins with a one to one consultation with the Thalgo expert for advice on treatments, lifestyle and homecare.


We also have a couple of fantastic Spa offers available at the moment- please find these below:

Cream Tea Spa Retreat Only £60pp

Treat yourself to a relaxing evening of pampering and indulgence at The Pavilion; set within the beautiful surroundings of the 300 acre Stoke Park estate. Feel free to use all of the facilities, which include an indoor heated swimming pool, gym and exercise classes,  Italian marble steam rooms, deep relaxation room, and a private atrium with stunning five metre tropical aquarium.
Our Cream Tea Spa Retreat package is £60 per person, and includes:

  • Full use of facilities until 22:00
  • 25min back, neck and shoulder massage
  • Cream tea of sandwiches and scones

For more information or to book, please phone us on 01753 717172.
This offer is valid Monday to Thursday, arrival after 15:00.
Available 4th March until 5th May, but not in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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Spring Retreat Only £130pp

Rejuvenate yourself this springtime at Stoke Park, the season of fresh new life. Treat yourself to any two of the following luxurious treatments:

  • Choose one of our Thalgo skin solution facial treatments | 55 minutes

Thalgo Rebalancing Facial, Thalgo Moisture Quench Facial, Thalgo Soothe & Protect Facial, Thalgo Oxygen Facial. (Please see the facial section in our Spa Brochure for details)

  • Thalgo Ultimate Body Exfoliation | 55 minutes

You will be treated to a full body exfoliation using the Polynesian inspired Exotic Island body scrub. Sand, salt and coconut shells combine to gently purify the body leaving it soft and velvety.

  • Thalgo Algae Wrap | 55 minutes

The original marine algae wrap, harnessing all the incredible benefits of seaweed. After a relaxing welcome touch to relieve tension, the body is exfoliated before Thalgo’s patented seaweed body wrap is applied, infusing its minerals, vitamins and micronutrients to the body. 

  • Terraké Tailored Massage | 55 minutes

Let us take you on one of the four Terraké journeys:
Terra Magica: Both anti-ageing and relaxing, using precious Jasper stones to help smooth out fine lines
Primordial Waters: A skin-quenching massage using unique "rain sticks"
Of Air and Light: To detox and relax using invigorating strokes of "feather brushes"
Luxuriant Plant Life: To gently stretch and relax using "liana ribbon" to unite the body

Only £130 per person

This retreat includes complimentary use of Tennis and Health facilities for the day and a healthy two course lunch.

For more information or to book, please phone us on 01753 717172.
Offer valid Monday to Friday, also available on a Sunday with a £10 supplement.
Available 4th March until  5th May, not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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Health News...

Health News

Good Luck Ghazel

We are very proud to announce that one of our members Ghazel Jahanbin is running London Marathon in April to support a very worthy cause ‘Scope’

Scope provides a free service so that disabled children and their families can have the same opportunities as everyone else.

Scope offers information, advice and support to empower disabled people in maximising choice and control over their own lives. Scope Response is entirely supported by voluntary donations.

One of Ghazel’s daughters has cerebral palsy, so it’s a cause close to her own heart.

Read Ghazel’s endearing story and donate generously at:

Please kindly be reminded that club rules state the pool and gym close 15 minutes prior to the club closing in order to allow members time to shower and dress. We ask all members to vacate the building by the time the Club closes (22:00 on weekdays and 20:00 at weekends). For health and safety reasons, we cannot have people remaining in the changing rooms after this time as staff have to check and close down the facilities to ensure that we have not left anyone behind.

Personalised Fitness Programs

As part of your membership all members can book go through our Comprehensive Fitness Assessment to have a tailored fitness programme set for you to help achieve your fitness goals.

Stage 1 - One-to-one meeting with your Trainer

By getting to know you, we can advise you on the best ways to achieve your fitness, weight-loss or relaxation goals. We will talk about your goals, lifestyle, health, eating habits and ideal exercise. We will go through and assess your fitness levels, assess any postural or mobility issues you may have.

Stage 2 - Your Personalised Fitness Plan

With the information from your one-to-one, we will create a Personalised Fitness Plan especially for you. Your plan is broken down into manageable, realistic steps, to keep you motivated and on target. We will make sure it is achievable and fits into your lifestyle.

Stage 3 - Regular plan refreshers

As you progress, you will become fitter, stronger and healthier. You will achieve your original goals, and you will need to evolve your training programme. We will meet with you on an ongoing basis every six to eight weeks to refresh your Personalised Fitness Plan.

In your plan refresher, we will review your achievements, update your goals, make any adjustments to help keep you motivated, and make sure you are exercising correctly and getting the most out of each session.

To book your session please call the gym on 01753 717104 or email:


Stoke Park brings you the Biosignature Wellness Program, a cutting-edge non-invasive fat loss method, based on the correlation between body fat storage and possible hormonal imbalances.

Hormonal imbalances are often the culprit of stubborn body fat storage and other health concerns including sleep deprivation, lethargy, impaired cognitive function, and more.

The BioSignature method, developed by world renowned strength coach -Charles Poliquin focuses on addressing these imbalances to improve body composition and overall wellbeing.

Through specific body fat measurements and client assessment, Stoke Park’s BioSignature practitioner, Roan Heming will recommend an individualised program of nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle modifications based on your unique BioSignature.

For more information please contact Roan & Matt from the gym on 01753 717104 or email:

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Tennis News...

Tennis News

Save the Date - Annual Tennis Dinner will be on the 2nd May

Theme still to be decided so if you have any strong feelings, please speak to a member of the committee.

The outdoor tennis area is now complete

Access is via the door opposite San Marco. Hopefully we will have the weather to be able to enjoy it this year

The Championship draw has now been finalised and published

You can view it here:

Please try to play all matches before the deadline to avoid the need for coin tosses this year.

The Jack Groves Cup will be played on 26th April

The format has now been changed to allow more players to compete each month. 

The Wimbledon Draw is coming up in May so this is advanced notice, make sure you have your BTM number ready. If you are not currently a British tennis member you can join by clicking on the link below. This is free if you are a Stoke Park Member.

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Golf News...

Golf News

The Golfing Season has finally arrived and the U.S. Masters Sweepstake is Back - The first major golf championship of 2013, the U.S. Masters tees off from Augusta National Golf Club on Thursday 11th April and is known worldwide as the official start to the golfing season. We have had a tough winter in England so the usually sun-covered fairways of one of the sport’s most celebrated golf courses will ignite our passions for the coming season. To celebrate, we are excited to announce the return of our TaylorMade sponsored U.S. Masters Sweepstake with the chance to win the new TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2 Driver! To enter, all you need to do is email the Pro Shop where you will be randomly selected alongside one of the players, if they win so do you. Each entry will be deducted from your levy (£5) and members may enter as many times as you like. Good Luck!

Callaway Club Fitting Day - Save the date Friday 19th April - This is a great opportunity to test drive Callaway's superb 2013 wood, iron and wedge collections on your own doorstep. Together with one of their expert club technicians our professionals will be on hand to talk you through the amazing new X HOT and RAZR FIT XTREME ranges. The day will run between 11am and 3pm so book now by contacting the golf team on 01753 717184 and see how custom fit and Callaway's advanced technology can help improve your game. 

Titleist Pro V1 '4 for 3' Deal is back! - Running between Monday 15th April and Wednesday 15th May we are pleased to announce that Titleist will be running their popular Pro V1 and Pro V1X 'four dozens for the price of three' promotion. It will be a great opportunity to order your favourite Pro V1 ball for the coming 2013 season with initials or a short message on. Four dozen promotional price £119.80. Delivery will be 7-10 days from receipt of your order. 

MotoCaddy M1 PRO 'Compact' Electric Golf Trolley launched - The newest member of the Motocaddy family, the compact folding M1 PRO electric trolley has been designed to transform your journey to and from the golf course. The new style frame and three-point folding system have been developed to make the folded M1 PRO trolley over 40% smaller than its S-Series counterparts.

Boasting a sporty look and eye-catching colour, the twin-tube frame not only allows an 18 hole Lead-acid or 18 hole Lithium battery to remain in its tray when folded, but also features an integrated Accessory Station, an easy-to-use handle height adjuster, plus an inbuilt device cradle, accommodating a wide range of GPS devices which can also be powered from the patented USB charging port. Ideal for: Space conscious golfers looking for a compact folding trolley with great features. Available from the Pro Shop at £399.

New Teaching Team at Stoke Park Golf Academy

James Jewell has recently joined Stuart Rank, Head of Instruction, as a full time coach at the Stoke Park Golf Academy and together they are really excited to help everyone with their golf this summer!

Between them, Stuart and James have over 15 years coaching experience so they are more than able to assist you with your game. At the Stoke Park Golf Academy we have a fantastic set-up to help you learn golf. The driving range is set to the right of the 1st hole where you can take aim at the monument of Sir Edward Coke. Alongside the range there is a state-of-the-art swing studio which offers the chance to see your swing in slow motion. We have a putting green in front of the main house that is over 100ft in diameter and two great short game practice areas.

In preparation for the new season, we have organised some free taster days at the Golf Academy.

Sunday April 21st 11:00 – 14:00

Tuesday April 23rd 10:00 – 13:00

These days will be a wonderful opportunity for James and Stuart to meet you, but also for you to meet your fellow beginner golfer. James will be offering clinics on different areas of the game, so you will be able to take away some great advice. Nibbles and refreshments will also be provided. You’re welcome to attend any or all of the sessions, have a practice on the range, ask any questions and maybe even get your swing on video.

If you’re interested in this fantastic game, in particular health and golf academy members, or just want a spot of lunch in the fresh air then come down and say hello.

Please email if you would like to attend either or both of these ‘Taster Days’.


Please find below three exciting destinations for overseas coaching trips, ranging from Western and Central Europe to North Africa. The Men’s trips offer a short three-night break over a weekend, whereas the Mixed trips present a longer five-night stay, both with a chance to concentrate on your game in wonderful locations, combining tuition on the range with coaching on the course.

Finally, you can interact with the Academy through our Facebook Fan Page you can also follow me on Twitter @stuartrank. Lots of photos and lessons to view and comment on, so please follow and like us!

Dates for your diary

Mixed Coaching Trip to Italy (Bologna) May 15th-20th

Stay in the city centre of the cultural hub that is Bologna, home to wonderful cuisine, music and monuments. Modena GC is kilometres from Ferrari’s test track and boasts a Bernard Langer design, where Bologna and Le Fonti wind their way through dramatic countryside and even cavernous ravines!

  • Heathrow to Bologna with BA
  • Five nights’ B&B at Hotel Metropolitan in Bologna city centre
  • Four rounds of golf on Bologna x 2, Modena and Le Fonti
  • £1099 per person sharing twin/double (inclusive of flight)
  • £80 single room supplement for all five nights

Men’s Coaching Trip to Spain (Girona) October 10th-13th

PGA Catalunya comes with quite a reputation and was voted "Spain’s No.1 Golf Course" in 2012, twice hosting the Spanish Open. Stay on-site at the contemporary Melia Vichy and with Girona nearby this trip offers everything.

  • Heathrow to Barcelona with BA
  • Three nights’ B&B at Melia Vichy Catalan, PGA Catalunya
  • Three rounds of golf on-site on Tour x 1 and Stadium x 2 courses
  • £824 per person sharing twin/double (inclusive of flight)
  • £75 single room supplement for all three nights

Mixed Coaching Trip to Morocco (Marrakesh) November 12th-17th

This magnificent resort has been voted "Top Golf Resort in Africa" and boasts a 27-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. With the snow-capped Atlas Mountains as an impressive backdrop, the course offers a beautiful contrast to the desert which it sits against. Marrakesh is only 6 miles away and gives golfers an opportunity to see the real Morocco.

  • Gatwick to Marrakech with BA
  • Five nights’ B&B at Palmeraie Village
  • Three rounds of golf on-site at Palmeraie
  • £995 per person sharing twin/double (inclusive of flight)
  • £150 single room supplement for all five nights
  • Optional extra round at Samanah or Amelkis (supplement to be confirmed) 


If you require any further information on these trips or would like to secure your place don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Boutique News...

Salon & Boutique News

Winser London:

Winser London, the new luxury fashion brand from Kim Winser – modelled by Yasmin Le Bon - is for women who are looking for great fashionable pieces in top quality fabrics and yarns. Winser London is an ecommerce site but with pop up shops planned around the country. Excitingly, the very first Winser London pop up opened at Stoke Park Country Club on 25th March. The shop, situated by the spa reception, sells an edited collection of Winser London’s cashmere and merino wool knits and cotton and jersey separates, and now due to the customer demand a selection of dresses and silks shirts will be added too. Winser London at Stoke Park is open every day from 7am to 10pm until the end of April.  Shop direct online at

Simone Markham:

On Wednesday 1st May we will have Simone Markham here for one day only showcasing and selling her collection of clothing, handbags and accessories in the spa boutique. Please do come down to the spa where Simone will be for the day with her collection.

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Juniors' News...

Juniors' News


We will be running a Playball camp at Stoke Park on Monday 8th April from 13:00 until 15:00 on one of the tennis courts. For those of you that have not experienced Playball before it is a multi-skill programme of sports activities, fundamental movement skills and games for children aged 2-9 years.
The action-packed lessons will immerse your little star in fun, age-appropriate, high quality games ensuring that they have a positive experience and enjoy every minute of being physically active!

Cost is £12 for child members and £15 for non members

Please sign up at Spa Reception

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

The Young Masters Golf

The fantastic Combined Golf and Tennis Camps are now fast approaching and are due to start on the 2nd April. There will be two weeks of the camps running Tuesday to Friday each week between 10am and 3pm. It is a great opportunity for children to experience both of these fantastic sports whilst making new friends and having a great deal of fun. To complete the experience lunch is provided halfway through the day and every child on their final day of the week shall receive a goody bag.

At the end of April the YMG Program will be restarting and as it is becoming more and more popular now is the time to book. Classes are ideally sorted into different levels of ability and the lesson tailored to the individuals. If it your first time playing golf or you are the next upcoming star, our Junior Academy Professional, James Hoar will guide you through the different levels towards becoming a proficient golfer.

For all booking information on the above please contact James Hoar in the Professional Shop on 01753 717184 or email at

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This Month's Special Offer...

This Month's Special Offers
Busy week? Take advantage of our great offer to relax and unwind this month. Luxuriate in our beautiful rooms before forgetting your cares with dinner in our fine dining restaurant, Humphry's. Humphry's has been awarded Three AA Rosettes for its luxurious atmosphere and the mouth-watering cuisine of Head Chef Chris Wheeler. This package includes:
Overnight accommodation
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)
£185 per person based on two sharing a Superior room, subject to availability. Standard upgrade charges apply. Reservations are subject to a £50 supplement per room on a Saturday night.
For more information or to book, please contact reservations on 01753 717172 or email
Click here to check out our fantastic latest offers, including spa day deals, Hotel Stay Savings and Luxury Breaks.
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