Stoke Park

Members' Newsletter May 2013

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


I think we can say summer has arrived! We have some exciting news in this month’s newsletter, which we hope you enjoy reading about, bits include; The Boodles and the official James Bond Golf Day & Gala Dinner, which we are hosting for the first time.

We are very proud to have recently received some fantastic accolades: ‘Top 100 Golf Course in England’ from Golf World and ‘Top 50 Best British Hotels’ from The Independent.

Chef's London Marathon

We would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of Executive Chef Chris Wheeler to everyone that supported and sponsored Chris over the last few months. Chef managed to carry the 3kg stock pot around the entire 26 mile course, and finished in a very respectable time of 5 hours and 48 minutes. In total just under £9,000 was raised for Help A Capital Child, a charity that supports disadvantaged children in and around London. The winners of the charitry raffle will be contacted directly. Once again- thank you!

Novak Djokovic confirmed for The Boodles 2013

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has confirmed that he will be returning to The Boodles grass-court tennis tournament (played on Stoke Park’s grass courts) as part of his preparations for Wimbledon this year. Djokovic will be joined at The Boodles 2013 by an all-star field including former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro, 2011 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, 2012 The Boodles champion Marin Cilic and rising Canadian star Milos Raonic.

The Boodles will be held from 18th - 22nd of June 2013 at Stoke Park. For more information on The Boodles, please visit - Book Now

Club Wembley Tickets

The Killers, Bruce Springsteen and Robbie Williams will be stunning crowds at Wembley Stadium with two incredible concerts this year. We are pleased to offer Stoke Park members the chance to purchase Club Wembley tickets and hospitality packages. These exclusive tickets are only usually available to Club Wembley members. For official ticket and hospitality packages, please contact Tom Flanagan on 020 8795 9540 or to ensure you don't miss out.

Club Wembley Tickets

The Orangery outdoor furniture

Some of you may have already seen the new outdoor furniture for The Orangery lawn basking in the glorious sunshine we have experienced over the last week. With the weather set to continue in this vein throughout May, take the opportunity to recline in the sun- just remember your hats! The summer bar is also now in operation on The Orangery lawn.

And finally please note you will be receiving information re the 2013 – 2014 Membership Renewal (which takes place on the 1st July) over the next few weeks. If you do not receive anything, please contact Mike Baxter ( to check we have the correct details for you.

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 1st May

  • Pan-fried Salmon with Provencale Vegetables, Sauté Potatoes and Rustic Tomato Sauce
  • Black Forest Delice with Cherry Sorbet

Wednesday 8th May

  • Coq au Vin with White and Wild Rice
  • Eton Mess

Wednesday 15th May

  • Roast Pork Chop with Leek and Chive Mash, Ragout of Seasonal Vegetables and a Wild Mushroom Jus
  • Lemon Parfait with Shortbread Biscuit and Pink Meringue

Wednesday 22nd May

  • Oven-baked Chicken Supreme wrapped in Parma Ham with Rosti Potato, Lentils, Green Beans and Red Wine Sauce
  • Selection of Home-made Sorbets served in a Brandy Snap Basket with Fresh Berries

Wednesday 29th May

  • Grilled Fillet of Sea Bream with Stir-fry Vegetables, Noodles and Spring Onion Salsa
  • Raspberry and Vanilla Crème Brulee with Biscotti 

Social News...

Social News

Ladies Lunch

Wednesday 8th May

Commences at 12.00 with a drinks reception and a 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

Summer Retreat

Due to such popular demand for the Spring Retreat we have extended the special offer for our Summer Retreat.

Choose two 55min Thalgo treatments from:

  • Thalgo skin solution facial
  • Thalgo ultimate exfoliation
  • Thalgo aromatic body massage
  • Thalgo algae wrap

Enjoy a relaxing spa day with a 2 course healthy lunch and full use of spa facilities all for just £130.00 available Mon- Fri, also available on a Sunday with a £15 supplement.

Valid until the 28th July, not available in conjunction with any other offer or levy discount.

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Cream Tea Retreat

 Our Cream Tea Spa Retreat package is £60 per person, and includes:

  • Full use of facilities from 15.00 until 22:00
  • 25min back, neck and shoulder massage
  • Cream tea of sandwiches and scones

Available until the 28th July but not in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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Pedicure treatments

We now have two new pedicure thrones installed in our Nail Bar, the perfect opportunity to enjoy a pedicure treatment with a friend.

Come and get your feet ready for summer with a friend and receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco.

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Health News...

Health News

Due to customer requests we will be opening earlier on weekday mornings over Summer to allow people to be ready to use the facilities at 06:30. The front door will now be unlocked at 06:20 to allow access to the changing facilities. 

This facility is only intended to allow users to get changed before the club opens officially . Please do not access the pool or gym before 06:30 by when we will have made all our checks to ensure that everything is safe and ready for use.

We will revert back to standard opening time on Monday 2nd September.


Please kindly be reminded that on the two bank holidays in May (the 6th and 27th) the opening hours will be reduced to between 07:00 – 20:00.

SMALL GROUP PT- For Those on the Move……

Mondays and Thursdays, 2pm and 8pm, starting 20th May.

Exercise smart, build strength and lose weight…….

Try our high energy 30 minutes sessions on the gym floor with one of our Personal Trainers.

Simply book your place, arrive 5 minutes before session to warm up in gym, and jump straight into a fun, dynamic training session, using all the gym equipment at our Trainers disposal.

Group limited to 4 people. £8 per place.

Places can be reserved at Spa Reception. Payment must be paid for on booking (For cancellations and no shows, the full cost of session will be charged).

All participants must have a fitness gym induction prior to taking part in sessions. To book and for more information, please call the gym on 01753 717104.

Weight Assisted Pull-up/Dip Machine

Our new machine has arrived on the gym mezzanine. This will help all members to build up upper body strength in a safe and effective way. Pull-ups and tricep dips are very functional exercises that utilize all upper body muscle and activate deep abdominal stabilizers.

To be shown how to use this piece of kit, please speak to one of our Trainers in the gym.

Personalised Fitness Programmes

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

Wimbledon Draw

The date for the Wimbledon draw has been set as Wednesday 22nd May with wine and strawberries available from 19:00 and the draw starting promptly at 19:30. Tennis members can enter their name and BTM number into the draw at Spa Reception and anyone who attends on the night will get a second entry. Please remember that each member can only win one pair of tickets so needs to be present at the time of the draw to decide which tickets they would like to take. We are also pleased to offer four front row seats for the Queen’s tournament this year.

Box Leagues

Congratulations to the winners of the box leagues. In the ladies doubles Linda Tan and Sarah Breeden triumphed in Box 1 whilst Marion Francis and Sue Walker were the winners in Box 2 and Sara O' Kelly and Lorette Du Toit in Box 3. The mixed Doubles was won by Linda Tan and Dan Gray. Prizes will be presented at the Annual Dinner.

Annual Dinner

Please note that the Annual Tennis Dinner that was scheduled for the 2nd May has been postponed. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this has caused. It has been agreed to make the Annual dinner an end of season event and we are delighted to confirm the date of Friday 4th October.

Phil's Holiday

Phil Fowler is on holiday from 28th April until 16th May. Whilst he is sunning himself, Rob Stone will make himself available for extra lessons for those that are finding the break from Phil just too painful. Please enquire at reception if you wish to book a lesson.

Winter Veterans Teams

Congratulations to our Mixed Vets team who won their league in the Bucks LTA Vets Division 4. Players were Julie Cullingworth (cpt), Anne Harvey, Hilary Jones, Stefani Grosse, Carol Lucas, Linda Tan, Toni Tucker, Pierre Bechade, Shelly Ergin, Simon Johnson, Nick Wong, Tony Maycock, Shiel Kumar, Hertford King and Paul Smith. Well done to all and good luck next year! We are hopeful that both the ladies and men's teams will also get promotion after finishing second in Divisions 3 and 5 respectively. 

Outdoor area complete

With the temperature on the rise and with the evenings drawing out later, the outdoor courts are starting to fill up! There is a new access to the courts- opposite the San Marco entrance, and the decking area with tables and chairs, and a summer house with a water fountain is now complete and ready for use.  

Ball Loans

Please note that with immediate effect, we will no longer be loaning out tennis balls. Balls will be provided for all club sessions but for individual practice and games, members will need to provide their own balls. Many thanks for your co-operation.

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Golf News...

Golf News

BUSHNELL TOUR V3 Laser Rangefinder has landed - The Bushnell Tour V3 is the new version of the world’s best selling golf laser rangefinder the V2. It has a new improved casing that is more shock resistant and Bushnell have incorporated some new technology into this golf rangefinder whilst keeping its ultra compact ergonomic design. The Tour V3 features Bushnells award winning pinseeker technology which has now been made automatic; this helps you to pick out the flag from distance without having to set the mode first. This allows even the least steady of hands to zoom right in to the pin from distance and get the exact yardage you need quickly and easily.

New JOLT technology makes the unit vibrate in your hand when the Tour V3 has locked onto the pin so you know the yardage is correct. Feel the distance, feel the JOLT! Available now in the Pro Shop for just £269.

Mizuno Club Fitting Day - Friday 24th May - Since the return of Mizuno to Stoke Park this season the brand has made a sudden and impressive impact. We are pleased to announce a great opportunity for you to try a wider range of Mizuno products on Friday 24th May utilising the DNA and Trackman Fitting Systems. The Club Fitting Event will run from 1-5pm on the Driving Range where a Mizuno technician will be on hand to help together with a friendly face from your Golf Team. To book an appointment or find out more about the day please contact the Pro Shop on 01753 717184 or email
Wedge Trade In - Cleveland Golf are offering £25 off when you trade in any old wedge for any brand new 588 wedge! There's never been a better time to raise your game by switching to a new wedge from the Cleveland 588 range. Bring in any of your old wedges - any make, any age, any condition - and you can trade it in for £25 off your choice of 588 Forged wedges, or the new Rotex face pattern 588 RTX wedges and 588 RTX CB cavity-backed wedges. Trade in up to three wedges and you'll save up to £75. Offer closes 30/06/13.

Titleist Pro V1/Pro V1X '4 for 3' Promotion - Running between Monday 15th April and Friday 17th May we are pleased to announce that Titleist are running their popular Pro V1 and Pro V1X '4 dozens for the price of 3' promotion. It is a great opportunity to order your favourite Pro V1 ball for the coming 2013 season with initials or a short message on. 4 Dozen promotional price £119.80. Delivery will be 7-10 days from receipt of your order. For further details please contact the Golf Team on 01753 717184.

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Boutique News...

Salon & Boutique News

Special Offer

Purchase any 2 Thalgo or Terrake products and receive a complimentary make-up bag containing travel size 2 in 1 cleansing water and a moisture quenching mask, perfect for re-hydrating summer skin.

Offer running whilst stocks last, limited stock available

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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

Hopefully with summer just around the corner and a heat wave being predicted for May, now is the perfect time to get involved in the Young Masters Golf (YMG) program being run at Stoke Park.

The course started on the weekend of the 27th/28th April but there are still spaces to be filled so please give the shop a call to book.  It is a structured course for children of the age of 5 and above but is also packed with fun games to enhance the learning experience.

Children looking to take up golf for the first time or continue their learning in this fantastic sport are all welcome and non-members are encouraged to join as well.

At the end of May the very popular Combined Golf and Tennis Camps will be running on the 28th/29th/30th and 31st and are limited to 16 places per day.  It is a great way for children of the age 5 and up to experience two fantastic sports and have a whole of fun as well.  Book now as spaces will fill up quickly.

Please call James in the Professional Shop for all booking enquiries on 01753 717184.

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This Month's Special Offer...

This Month's Special Offers

On Friday 28th June 2013, Stoke Park will play host to the official James Bond Golf Day!

James Bo​nd Golf Day 28th June

As the setting for arguably the most iconic golf battle in cinematic history between Sean Connery’s James Bond, and Gert Fröbe’s Goldfinger, and not forgetting Oddjob’s flying hat, Stoke Park has partnered with EON Productions to host the official James Bond Golf Day, with profits from the day donated to the charity Spinal Research.

007 Package: £2,500

  • Team of four playing in the golf competition
  • Gift on arrival for each golfer
  • Breakfast
  • 18 Holes
  • BBQ lunch and drinks mid-round
  • Additional six guests at the Champagne reception
  • Table for ten at the gala dinner (inc. of all food and drinks)

Party Table: £1,500

  • Ten people at the Champagne reception
  • Table for ten at the gala dinner (inc. of all food and drinks)

The event has been supported by Aston Martin, Virgin Atlantic and Champagne Bollinger.

For more information and to enter please call 01753 717171 or email
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