Stoke Park

Members' Newsletter March 2013

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


We hope you had a fantastic February and managed to stay warm!

This month's newsletter highlights some great events and detailed updates for each membership category, which we hope you enjoy reading.

In particular we would like to highlight the: 'Meet the Trainers' evening in the gym on Monday March 18th from 7pm - 8.30pm. This is an opportunity for Club Members to meet some of the Gym Team and discuss their targets and goals.

Everyone's health and wellbeing is of the utmost importance and we have the facilities and team to help you.

We are also pleased to announce that there will not be any increase in the Membership Subscriptions for the 2013 – 2014 Membership year.


Executive Chef - Chris Wheeler to run the London Marathon carrying a stock pot!

Please Sponsor and Support Head 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:

For any donations over £1,500 I would be delighted to cook our 10 Course Taster Menu for 6 people in your own home! (Mutually agreeable date  – Food and Cooking only provided)

Thank you so much in advance for your support!
Best wishes,

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 March

  • Roast Supreme of Chicken Wrapped in Parma Ham with Pommel Puree, Green Beans, Confit Carrots and Red Wine Jus
  • Lemon Meringue Pie with Vanilla Crème Anglaise

Wednesday 13th March

  • Pan-fried Fillet of Salmon with Mediterranean Vegetables, Crushed New Potatoes and Tomato Provençale Sauce
  • Steamed Chocolate Sponge Pudding with Cherry and Chocolate Ripple Ice Cream

Wednesday 20th March

  • Roast Loin of Pork with Mustard Mash, Roasted Root Vegetables and Cherry Apple Jus
  • Raspberry Crème brûlée with Orange Shortbread and Mixed Berry Compote

Wednesday 27th March

  • Garlic and Thyme Roasted Chicken with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Thyme Jus
  • Apple Pie with Custard Cream Ice Cream and Honey Anglaise

Please note the Pizza/Pasta menu in San Marco is now priced at £ 12.50


Social News...

Social News

Mother’s Day
Sunday 10th March
Sittings from 12.00-14.30
Three Course Lunch with a Gift for every Mother
£42.50 Adults £27.50 Children (12 and Under)

Gourmet Evening- Celebrating 10 years of Chris Wheeler at Stoke Park
In celebration of Chris’ 10th Anniversary at Stoke Park, the Gourmet evening will feature  Chef’s signature dishes from the past ten years!
Thursday 14th March
Four Course Dinner with Fine Wines
Jacket & Tie
Commences at 19.00
£95 Members £99 Guests

Easter Sunday Lunch
Sunday 31st March
Sittings from12.00-14.30
Three Course Lunch with a Chocolate Egg for every Child
£42.50 Adults
£27.50 Children (12 and Under)

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

We are delighted to announce the opening of the new Ladies Spa Changing Rooms, open to all who are having a treatment in the Spa.
We also have a few 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

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.

Meet The Trainers on Monday 18th March

If you are new to Stoke Park, or have been with us for years.......our Stoke Park Fitness Team invite you to join us in the gym, on Monday 18th March from 7 - 8.30pm to chat about all things fitness and give you ideas of how to get more out of your training routine. As well as having delicious samples of protein shakes for you to try, we will be demonstarting some of the exercises that you were not quite sure about, but would go along way to improving your strength and fitness. No need to make a booking, just turn up where one of the team will be on hand.

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’ll 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’ll 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’ll make sure it’s achievable and fits into your lifestyle.

Stage 3 - Regular plan refreshers

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

In your plan refresher, we’ll review your achievements, update your goals, make any adjustments to help keep you motivated , and make sure you’re 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:

Member Testamonial for our Personal Trainer - Joseph

Like many others, my original intentions were to lose a little weight and get fitter, or in my case fitter for my cycling.  I am no stranger to the gym, indeed have been regularly attending for 38 years (I am now 55).  However, until I started with you I have never had professional instruction.  It was a real eye-opener as I realised I had been using poor technique and a non-balanced approach to my training.  For example, I have had back problems for a long time and with this in mind you started building my core strength and I am pleased to report my back feels much better than it has done for a very long time.   

Added to this, the weight/fat has fallen off me and for the first time in 25 years I have not got the little belly I always sported.   

Although it has been a somewhat strenuous, and at times, a painful process the results I feel were worth it.  Now that I have ‘the bug’ I intend to carry on.

Your infectious laughter and positive attitude is a credit to the club.

Thanks again

Gordon Pate, BDS
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Tennis and Health News...

Tennis News

Tennis Circus comes to Stoke Park

Danny Sapsford - ex British Davis Cup player will be doing three coaching sessions to spice up your tennis skills on Sunday 24th March.
 10:00 -11:00 Men's drills
11:00- 12:00 Ladies drills
12:00 - 13:00 Mixed drills
 Cost will be £20 per session with a maximum of 12 people in each
 Please sign up at Spa Reception.
Please note that normal club roll up morning will not happen on this day as the courts will be in use.

You should by now have received your Championship entry form in the post. Please return by 1st March along with payment to Spa Reception. If you have not received a form or need another, spare forms are available at the desk.

There are still a few matches to be completed in the Box Leagues. If you have any outstanding matches, please try to play them as soon as possible so that we can complete the league standings. 

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.

Jack Groves Cup Winners for February were Lana Alexanders and Sue Glen. Many Congratulations!
The March tournament will take place on the 22nd March.

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Golf News...

Golf News

Spring/Summer Golf Clothing Collections Launched - Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, J.Lindeberg, Ashworth, Adidas, Glenbrae, Peter Millar & UnderArmour combine as an impressive line up for our men's Spring/Summer collections together with the launch of Galvin Green's stunning new clothing range. For the ladies we are excited to announce J.Lindeberg as a new addition to our ever popular collections from Golfino, Rohnisch and Adidas. Drop in and liven up your wardrobe for the coming season. Collections arrive during the month of March.

2013 Hardware Heaven - The weather is steadily improving at last and thanks to some of the most innovative technology the golf industry has ever seen it's now game on for the 2013 season! Your golf team is excited to announce that the following 'feature product' golf toys are now available in the Pro Shop at Stoke Park. TAYLORMADE (R1 & Rocketballz Stage 2 Woods), MIZUNO (DNA Fitting System), CALLAWAY (X Hot & RAZR Fit Extreme Ranges) & ODYSSEY (Vice Versa putters), PING (G25 Wood and Iron Ranges), TITLEIST (913 Woods) and CLEVELAND (588 RTX Wedge). Price matching available. Please contact the Pro Shop for more details.

Treat your feet - We are now offering our largest range of golf shoes for men and women with stunning and practical 2013 collections from FOOTJOY, ECCO and ADIDAS. FootJoy continues to be the #1 shoe in golf with it's classic range whilst Ecco builds on it's hugely successful 'Street' shoe range as worn by Freddie Couples. Adidas meanwhile have gone superlight with the new Adizero golf shoe as part of their yellow and black marketing campaign - low profile and revolutionary thin lightweight outsole. Whether you fancy conservatively classic or something a little wilder, we have a style to suit you at competitive prices.

Mizuno DNA Fitting goes from strength to strength -  Since it's launch in January the new Mizuno DNA System in our Swing Studio has proven to be a very popular addition to our club fitting set-up. After a decade of fitting amateurs, Mizuno technicians found that matching golfers to the right shaft can add 10-30 yards to every iron in the bag - as well as improving shot dispersion. Mizuno's Swing DNA system makes it an easy process by selecting the best three iron shaft options from more than 50 possibilities - after just three of your better swings with the shaft optimiser. Using your unique Swing DNA (head speed, tempo, toe down, kick angle and release factor), Mizuno's software recommends the best three shafts to test and a customised combination of hybrids, irons and wedges. Please contact the Golf Team on 01753 717184 for more details or to book an appointment.

Stoke Park Golf Academy

Please find below four new and 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, where 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.

Also, the Academy is planning a series of "taster" sessions for new golfers in April. This will be aimed at Tennis and Health members with a chance to sample the wonderful game of golf and gain access to a package of group lessons. Tell your friends as it something not to be missed.

Finally, you can now 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

Men’s Coaching Trip to Portugal (Lisbon) March 14th-17th March


Play three amazing courses overlooking the sea, all of which have hosted major European events with Oitavos a "Top 100 Course in the World". Cascais is a cosmopolitan suburb of Lisbon on the Estoril Coast, offering a vibrant base close to bars and restaurants.

  • Heathrow to Lisbon with TAP
  • Three nights’ B&B at Vila Gale Cascais
  • Three rounds of golf at Oitavos, Penha Longa and Quinta da Marinha
  • £799 per person (inclusive of single room supplement and flight)

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

Bare Escentuals NEW ready collection coming soon!

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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


The Young Masters Golf

 The Combined Golf and Tennis Camps are starting up for 2013 this coming Easter. The first week is due to start on Tuesday 2nd April and will run on the 3rd, 4th and 5th.  The second week will then begin on the 9th and run until the 12th. Each day starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm with lunch provided at our fantastic San Marco restaurant half way through the day.

It is an extremely fun day and gives children the perfect opportunity to experience two fantastic sports in one day.


The above is aimed as a group coaching experience however if you would prefer one to one tuition for yourself or your children then our PGA Professional, James Hoar who runs our Junior Academy is the answer.  Offering a friendly and knowledgeable approach to his coaching James is able to steer potential future stars in the right direction.  Packages offering some a small discount are also available.

Finally with the new season fast approaching the Professional Shop has a great stock of the US Kids Golf sets starting from £72.50 and also the new range of Footjoy Junior Golf Shoes are also in costing just £35.

Please contact James in the Professional Shop on 01753 717184 or for booking information.

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This Month's Special Offer...

This Month's Special Offers

Boodles Offer - 4 Stadium Passes for the Price of 3

The Boodles 2013, in the week of 18th – 22nd June, is set to be the tennis social event of the year. Secure your places to see some of the world's best male tennis players battling it out on our Wimbledon specification grass courts.

Purchase four Stadium Passes (Rows 5-9) for the price of three and sit in Executive Seats with an intimate view of the world-class tennis on offer.

This offer applies to Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th June only and costs just £129

For more information or to book, please call 0207 384 4877 or email

Mother's Day Escape

This Mother’s Day, give your Mum a well-deserved pampering in our lush surroundings. Checking in at our Georgian mansion, she will feel immediately at home in a friendly ambience, where she can put her feet up and be pampered!

In one of our elegant traditional (Mansion) or contemporary (Pavilion) bedrooms, she will be greeted by beautiful flowers and a relaxing Polynesia Candle she can take home and enjoy. Dinner will be served in our award winning fine dining restaurant, Humphry’s, where she might like to try Chef’s signature dish, the Dorset Crab Tian or delicious Humphry’s Snickers.

Mother's Day Package includes:

  • Overnight stay in a Superior Room
  • Full English Breakfast
  • Three course dinner in Humphry’s
  • Beautiful Bouquet of Flowers and Polynesia Candle in room on arrival

From £380 per room based on two people sharing a Superior Room. Standard upgrades apply
Valid on Saturday 9th March & Sunday 10th March 2013, subject to availability.
To make a booking or for more information, please contact our Reservations Team on 01753 71 71 72

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