So many golfers have tried to take on Bethpage Black and been overwhelmed that in the early 1980s the park placed a famous sign behind the first tee that reads: “Warning: The Black Course is an extremely difficult course which we recommend only for highly skilled golfers.”
When Rory McIlroy blew the lead and his chance to win his first major title at the 2011 Masters, he was so heartbroken that he ended up sobbing into the phone to his mother, convinced he’d let his one chance to win a major slip through his hands.
Planning permission will be sought, this week, to redevelop a landmark building in a West Cork village, creating a home for an internationally successful film festival as final preparations are put in place for the event’s 10th anniversary celebrations.
CELEBRATING a 40-year anniversary in a business is a great reason to celebrate, but in the case of chef, restaurateur and bar owner, Finín O’Sullivan, he’s using the occasion as a chance to retire, and bow out gracefully, having seen the East Cork town of Midleton come of age during his tenure at the famed Main Street premises.
THE winner of the 2014 European Book Prize, Hannah’s Dress might easily have been titled Pascale’s Address, as French writer and journalist Pascale Hugues observes a century of German history through the prism of the Berlin street where she has lived for 25 years.