Stoke Park

Members' Newsetter December 2012

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


As the final member newsletter of 2012, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for another fantastic year at the Club!

As Christmas approaches, the decorations are going up and the fires are being stoked here at Stoke Park. With lots of festive events, Christmas gift ideas and parties for the New Year we hope you are as excited as us to start celebrating and welcome 2013 in with style!

Please note the next newsletter will be sent out on Wednesday 9th January 2013. The whole Club will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and The Mansion will be closed from 6pm on the 1st January until 7am on Saturday 5th January 2013 for annual maintenance.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

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 member when payment is made by levy account (£13.89 otherwise).

Wednesday 5th December

  • Roast Supreme of Chicken Wrapped in Parma Ham with Pomme Purée, Green Beans, Confit Carrots and Red Wine Jus
  • Steamed Prune and Armagnac Sponge Pudding with Crème Anglaise

Wednesday 12th December

  • Pan-fried Fillet of Salmon with Mediterranean Vegetables, Crushed New Potatoes and Tomato Provençale Sauce
  • Vanilla Rice Pudding with Cherry Compote and Cherry Ice Cream

Wednesday 19th December

  • Roast Loin of Pork with Mustard Mash, Roasted Root Vegetables and Cherry Apple Jus
  • Classic Tiramisu with Hazelnut Ice Cream

Wednesday 9th January

  • Garlic and Thyme Roasted Chicken with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Thyme Jus
  • Classic Apple and Blackberry Crumble with Vanilla Ice-cream and Custard

Social News...

Social News

December 2012

Christmas Carol Service
Wednesday 5th December
St Giles Church at 7pm
Followed by Mince Pies and Mulled Wine at Stoke Park

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 Ball
This event is now fully booked and we are currently operating a waiting list.
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

Christmas Draw – The 2012 Pro Shop Christmas Draw will begin on Friday 23rd November with many prizes to be won. This year we have as a fantastic first prize,  a set of Taylormade OS Irons, the latest in power and precision golfing technology. You can enter from £1 per square or take a chance with 6 for £5, 13 for £10 or 30 for £20! The draw will take place on January 1st 2013 and the winners notified. Dig deep and Good Luck!

Pro Shop Christmas Feast – To celebrate the festive season the Pro Shop is offering a number of Christmas treats through the month of December. Our fantastic offers include 3 for the price of 2 on all shirts, buy one get one half price on all trousers and sweaters and hardware price matching to name a few. The Pro Shop is open daily from 7.30am until 17.00pm excluding Christmas Day throughout December, so don’t miss out and be on the look out for our 12 Gifts of Christmas!

Motocaddy Special - Purchase any Motocaddy S3 Trolley between Thursday 1st November and Monday 24th December 2012 and receive a FREE Motocaddy Cart bag.

Personalised Golf Ball Offer - Are you stuck for what to buy that special person this year for Christmas? Why not personalise a gift for them with a dozen (or more!) of their favourite Titleist Golf Balls to include a free personalised message or initials, and a free Titleist Ball Marker. This offer can range upwards from a minimum order of 1 dozen balls and pricing is from £20 per dozen!

Good Luck... – On Saturday 24th November Peter Johnson will be driving his way into Captaincy for the 2013 season at Stoke Park taking the baton from Mike Fretwell. Mike has been a fantastic ambassador for the club during his Captaincy and we truly thank him for his dedication and hard work. We also wish Peter all the very best for his 2013 campaign and may the challengers of the Captain and Pro be in practise to take on this formidable partnership! 

This Christmas, Stoke Park are once again running the Combined Golf and Tennis Camps. They will be running for 3 days only on the 19th, 20th and 21st December and is an excellent opportunity for children aged 5 - 14 to come and experience two fantastic sports. Starting at 10 am and finishing at 3pm, with lunch provided in the middle, it is also an ideal time for parents to finish off the Christmas preparations.

After a successful year of Young Masters Golf (YMG) at Stoke Park, the popular and successful program will be continuing in 2013. Once again there will be a Spring, Summer and Autumn Term. The Spring Term will be commencing on the weekend of the 19th/20th January and will run for 4 weekends followed by a 2 weekend break then another 4 weekends of coaching. There are six classes and offers the ideal opportunity to start to learn or continue your golfing lessons or as most pupils do, take out a lesson package for 6 or 12 lessons as this offers a price reduction when paid upfront.

If group lessons are not your cup of tea then maybe some individual tuition with our Junior Academy Professional, James Hoar, is the answer. James is a skilled coach with lots of patience and an uncomplicated method of coaching making him ideal to start or continue the development of young golfers. You can book individual lessons or as most pupils do take out a lesson package of 6 or 12 lessons which offers a price reduction when paid upfront.

The Professional Shop is also preparing for Christmas and currently has a decent stock of junior golf sets. Stoke Park stocks the U.S. Kids Golf sets and has starter sets suitable for children in the age range of 3 - 12. The sets include a selection of clubs and all come with a bag so please come into the shop where any of the staff will be able to help you choose the correct size. Apart from the clubs there are lots of other small gift ideas which would be ideal stocking fillers for the young golf enthusiast.

Christmas at the Stoke Park Golf Academy

We have lots to offer at the Academy on the run-up to Christmas, no matter what the weather's like. Coaching is full steam ahead with the state-of-the-art Swing Studio. This indoor facility offers the best teaching and club fitting technology, allowing for a truly interactive golf lesson where swings can be viewed immediately on the plasma screens enhanced by the latest V1 software. Pupils can hit out onto the driving range or in severe conditions or low light into a net. Gone are the days of cancelling a golf lesson due to poor weather.

The Swing Studio really does offer a great alternative gift idea. The latest high speed image technology is utilised through the V1 Pro software. Video analysis allows you to see and understand the changes that need to be made. Lessons are documented and emailed (or burned to CD) with commentary to the student, making the effects of your time with us long lasting.

Top 5 Gift Ideas

1. Book a 9-hole playing lesson and pay no green fee
2. Buy one hour of tuition and get another half-price
3. One hour of video analysis in the Swing Studio
4. Lesson Package - 6 hours of tuition for the price of 5
5. Lesson Package - 12 hours of tuition for the price of 9

Please contact the Golf Department on 01753 717153 or email and a voucher can be tailored to your requirements and even posted out directly.

Have a great festive period and we look forward to seeing you on the range soon!

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Spa News...

Spa News

This Christmas, why not treat a friend, family or indeed yourself to an Indocéane Spa Retreat. This perfect Christmas gift can come as a beautifully boxed Stoke Park voucher or come in and enjoy it yourself or with friends before Christmas or in the New Year for only £130.00 per person.

Indocéane is an heavenly spa ritual that takes you on a journey of ultimate relaxation across the continents, encompassing age-old traditions and rituals of beautification. The treatment commences with a soothing Egyptian precious milk bath foot ritual to relax and calm your senses. This is followed by a skin softening Mediterranean influenced body exfoliation that prepares your skin for the Ayurvedic-inspired massage that uses warmed oils and an ancient Indian technique.  The final Asian step is a sublime body wrap which harnesses the serenity and relaxing powers of the Orient.
Enjoy this luxurious treatment as part of a relaxing day in our spa. The Indocéane Spa Day includes:

  • The Indocéane Spa Ritual
  • A delicious, healthy two course lunch
  • Complimentary use of Tennis and Health facilities for the day (indoor swimming pool with hydro-seats, state-of-the-art gymnasium, multi-surface tennis courts, steam rooms, dance and fitness studio)

Vouchers for this offer may be purchased until 24th December 2012. Once purchased, the voucher may be used Monday - Friday until 1st March 2013 but not in conjunction with any other offer or levy discount.

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Nail Bar:
Apologies for all of the building work that has been happening around the nail bar over the past week. We are open as normal so please do come and book in to have your nails ready for the party season. Minx or Gel nails are perfect for a sparkly or metallic festive look. Wow everyone at Christmas parties with your nails!

Is your skin feeling the effects of winter?
Come and experience expert skincare advice and the luxury of a Thalgo facial. Hydrate your skin with a moisture quench facial and receive advice from one of our expert team of therapists to understand how you can keep your skin looking and feeling great over the winter months.

Get the sparkle back in your eyes with the Brand New Eye care from Thalgo.
Experience the cooling effect of the collagen eye roll on for anti puffiness, anti dark circles and smoothing of fine lines. Easy to apply morning or evening and great to slip in your bag for an on the go application, even over make-up!
Or try the Hylauronic eye patches to fill wrinkles and wake-up tired eyes, great for the party season!!

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Boutique News...

Salon & Boutique News
Thalgo Christmas gift sets now available in the spa boutique - perfect Christmas presents, excellent value for money and beautifully gift wrapped! Come in and get some advice on the right set for you or for a gift.
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Tennis and Health News...

Tennis News

The annual Festive tennis tournament will now just take place on the 8th December as there is not enough interest for tennis or the dinner on the 9th. We are still looking for more men to take part so please sign up if you are interested!

A sign - up sheet has been placed on the tennis notice board for those who are not currently taking part in the Round Robin tournament on the last Friday of every month. If you would like the opportunity to take part, please add your name and you will be included in the e mail at the start of each month with all the details. The dates for the next six tournaments will also be listed to prevent people turning up for the roll up by mistake.

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Health News...

Health News
Many thanks to those of you that took the time to complete our survey and congratulations to Maggie Graham who won the £250 levy credit prize draw.

We received a massive amount of detailed information which will assist us in improving the Club in the future.
We are in the process of writing an individual response to everyone and also calling those who have indicated that they would like to discuss matters further. We are pleased to confirm that we have already taken some immediate decisions based on the information received:
  • We have contacted those who requested a gym re- induction. (Please do contact the gym if you also would like a re-induction.)
  • We have ordered the following new equipment for the gym: Versaclimber, decline bench, abs bench, assisted chin dip machine, extra hand weights and yoga mats for the studio.
  • We have ordered spin dryers for the changing rooms.
  • We are converting the old salon into a new dedicated ladies changing room for those having spa treatments. This will take the pressure off the space and lockers in the current lady member changing room.
  • We have ordered a second pedicure throne for the nail salon.

Christmas Opening Hours - Please find below our opening hours over Christmas so you can plan your diaries accordingly:

  Gym, Tennis and Pool Spa
Monday 24th December 06:30 - 18:00 09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 25th December Closed Closed
Wednesday 26th December Closed Closed
Thursday 27th December 06:30 - 22:00 09:30 - 18:00
Friday 28th December 06:30 - 22:00 09:30 - 18:00
Saturday 29th December 07:00 - 20:00 09:30 - 18:00
Sunday 30th December 07:00 - 20:00 09:30 - 18:00
Monday 31st December 06:30 - 18:00 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 1st January 09:00 - 19:00 09:30 - 18:00

The Gym Team would like to wish all members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Biosignature Coming To Stoke Park
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.

Look out for more information in the New Year.

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:

Phytotherapy (Herbology)
Phytotherapy 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 which are organically grown on 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

Pre and Post Natal Training and 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 labour, 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


Christmas Golf and Tennis Camp - The very popular Combined Golf and Tennis Camps are returning to Stoke Park for 3 days only over the Christmas period.  On the 19th, 20th and 21st December the camps will run between 10am and 3pm with lunch provided half way through the day.

It is an ideal opportunity to get your children involved in two fantastic sports which offer lots of fun while also giving yourselves the opportunity to finish off your preparations for Christmas.  The camps are limited to 16 children per day so please contact James in the Pro Shop (01753 717184) to make your booking as soon as possible.

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This Month's Special Offer...

This Month's Special Offers

This Christmas at Stoke Park, we are offering you not one but 12 great offers
Here at Stoke Park, there is something for everyone and we wanted to reflect that in our '12 Gifts of Christmas'.
There are relaxing residential deals, soothing spa packages, delicious dining offers, from luxury Afternoon tea to exquisite cuisine in Humphry's and great golf deals on our Championship course. Treat Dad to some golf tuition or Mum to some of the lovely Thalgo products used in our spa and, thanks to the range of gifts available, there is something to suit all budgets. So, this Christmas let someone special enjoy all the luxury and escapism on offer at this 1000 year old estate.
Click here to view the 12 gifts of Christmas

This Month's Special Offers

We would like to offer members of Stoke Park the opportunity to be 'A member for the day' at the award winning E.J.Churchill Shooting ground during January and February 2013.

This exclusive benefit will enable members of Stoke Park to reap E.J.Churchill membership benefits for a day. 15% discount in the retail shop, discounts on shooting and much more! See for full details.

To book this offer and discover E.J.Churchill Shooting Ground please call us on 01494 883 227 or email
The invitation code that must be used when booking is SPVIP13

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