Stoke Park, the luxury 5 AA Red Star Country Club, Spa and Hotel in Buckinghamshire, started the Junior Scholarship Programme in October 2012 with a “Try Out Day” consisting of 50 talented juniors from the region pitting their skills against each other in an X-Factor style audition for a coveted place as a Stoke Park Scholar.
On Saturday 18th October 2014, Stoke Park will be staging their 3rd “Try Out Day”, applications are open to Junior golfers – both boys and girls aged between 9 and 15 with handicaps below 28 for the under 13’s and handicaps of 9 and below for under 15’s. Upon successful application, a number of juniors will be invited to attend the “Try Out Day” where a series of skill challenges will be undertaken, followed by an on-course competition.
The professional staff at Stoke Park – led by Head of Instruction Stuart Rank will not necessarily chose the most talented players on the day, but juniors who have the right personal attributes to be ambassadors for Stoke Park and whom the members will be proud of.
November will kick start the busy yearly programme, which includes of one group class and one individual lesson a month. Along with physical screenings which are delivered in the gym thorough Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and golf-specific fitness programmes tailored to each junior. Each scholar will receive a golf bag and uniform to wear with pride whenever representing the club or playing in club events.
Results have been fantastic over the past two years with juniors reducing their handicaps significantly, representing the club teams, country, winning at county and even European and Worldwide level.
It has only been through the club’s vision and generosity that we've been able to deliver such a comprehensive syllabus, which will one day produce a star of the future – home grown at Stoke Park.
Stoke Park, Europe’s leading five red star Hotel, Spa and Country Club, is set among 300 acres of glorious parkland, lakes, historic gardens and monuments created over the past one thousand years.
Stoke Park is the perfect place to enjoy life in a friendly atmosphere. It provides a unique combination of the traditions of an exclusive members’ club and the best of today’s sporting, leisure, entertaining and hotel facilities, in one of the most convenient locations in Britain: only 35 minutes from London and 7 miles from London Heathrow.
• 5 AA Star Hotel with 49 Luxury Bedrooms and Suites, all with Superb Marble Bathrooms
• 3 Restaurants, Bars and Lounges (Humphry's, 3 AA Rosettes)
• 27 hole Championship Golf Course, designed by Harry Colt in 1908
• State-of-the-art 4,000 sq. ft. Gymnasium, Fitness and Spinning Studios
• Health & Beauty Spa and Salon with 11 Treatment Rooms
• Indoor Swimming Pool with Hydro-Seats
• 13 Tennis Courts (six grass, three indoor and four flood lit artificial clay)
• Crèche, Games Room and Outdoor Playground
• 8 Private Rooms for Entertaining and Conferences
• 14 Acres of Private Gardens