Monday 26th July 2021
What an exciting few weeks of sport we’ve enjoyed recently with Wimbledon, Euro 2020 and The Open Championship! Despite not quite bringing football home this year, the football gave many of us something to rally round and lift the spirits. And the World Cup is not too far off!
As restrictions in England are lifted, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your support over the past few months. We will continue to focus on making our club as safe, welcoming and enjoyable as possible for members, guests and our team. Below is a reminder of how we’re approaching the relaxing of restrictions.
We’re back to business as usual on the golf course, with a return to ball washers, bunker rakes and flags. Please remember to rake the bunker after your shot and place the rakes back in the correct position.
Summer is well underway at the club, with lots of activities and events planned for members and their families to enjoy.
We recently welcomed several new faces to the club – please say a big hello to Amy, Asha, Ezme and Izzy on reception, and Charlie, Tiger and Ella on the bar. Chris Lee is now our new Bar Manager and Evie is now our new Duty Manager.
Keep your eye out for our new children’s class timetable, which includes junior football and short tennis to keep the kids happy over the summer holidays.
Club night is going from strength to strength on a Thursday night! To get involved, please speak to Toby Mellett, our Golf Operations Manager, for more information.
We’re delighted to announce Maisie on our bar team is our CARE team member of the month! Maisie has received a huge amount of amazing feedback from members and our team alike and is thoroughly deserving of this award for July - well done, Maisie.
Mark Dickson, General Manager
The Creche Team
We have an amazing creche team on site to help look after your little ones whilst you attend your favourite class, chill in the pool area, hit the gym or knock a few balls on the practice areas. Please speak to a member of the team or at reception to book your child a space. Highlighted this month is the amazing Bobbie!
The Olympics have started and we have loads of challenges going on in the gym! See Sam and his team to get yourself started.
Can we please remind you to cancel your class booking if you cannot attend, to allow other members to take your place. It is now easier than ever with The Club Company app.
Even with restrictions being lifted we are still asking members to use our queueing system to wait for your class to start.
We have now removed the dots on the floor to accommodate slightly larger numbers in the classes - please respect people’s personal space and carry on enjoying our amazing classes.
Health Club News
The Olympics is finally here, and to celebrate we’ve lined up a Decathalon Challenge to find the ultimate Club Company Olympian! Jump, row & throw your way to athletic success for a chance to win personal training sessions, Aura Spa vouchers and a stay & spa break at one of our hotels!
Get ready for 10 activities each with 3 different levels to suit everyone’s abilities and levels of fitness. Take part, tally up points and collect your prize at the end – good luck!
Workout tips for busy people
We know life can get busy during the summer holidays, with workouts often getting pushed to the bottom of the list. But however pressed you are for time, there’s always a way to squeeze in a quick 5 minutes – and something is always better than nothing. Here are some tips for staying on the workout wagon this holiday season.
Find your perfect time to workout
The best time to get active is the time that you can manage! That said, some people find they are naturally an early bird, night owl or anything in between, and perform better at certain times of day. But don’t panic - if you're an early bird but missed a morning session, coming to the gym at another time of day will be better than not coming at all.
Plan, plan, plan
Plan your week or day ahead so you know exactly when you are going to train. If it’s in your diary as an appointment, you’re more likely to stick with it. Have a 'Plan B' in place just in case things don't go according to plan (ie: if you oversleep by 15 minutes and can't fit in your usual hour’s workout, have a 40-minute version waiting in the wings).
Rope in a friend
Working out with a friend or family member can help you to stay accountable, as you may let them down if you fail to attend a session. It’s also great fun to train with others and can be incredible motivator to keep going.
Try this short workout at home
Can’t make it to the club? No problem! Try this short but effective home workout with zero equipment required, for when life gets in the way of your best intentions.
Warm up: 10 squats, 10 lunges, 30" jog on spot, 30" butt kick on spot, 10 push ups, 20 mountain climbers, 10 Burpees
- 15 Chest to floor Burpees
- 15 Squat jumps
- 15 Push ups
- 15 Jump lunges (L/R)
- 15 Plank with row
- 15 Sit ups
- Repeat 3-5 times
So plan ahead, stay consistent, train smart and smash those fitness goals this summer!
You asked, We Acted
Thanks for continuing to give us your feedback via the You Share, We Care surveys, which helps us improve our service and reward exceptional team members.
- You recently asked if we could keep the booking system in place for swimming, as many of you find it reassuring to know we won’t be over-crowded. We have therefore decided to keep the booking system in place for the moment so that members can still book in for a session – this will be regularly reviewed.
- You also asked if something could be done regarding carpark markings, as people are not following the one-way system. We have since had the whole car park repainted now, with all directional arrows and car park bays which makes the whole area look a lot better and is clearer to follow.