Bunhill: Hurt and misunderstood retirement

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WHAT do you do when you retire hurt and misunderstood from the company you built up?

If you're Bill Rooney, former chairman of Spring Ram, and recipient of many business awards, you invest pounds 20m in a new resort in far-off Barbados and give it a fancy name.

Mark you, the Royal Westmoreland Golf Club is no mere Caribbean Butlin's. It consists of more than 300 plots for houses that will cost between pounds 250,000 and pounds 5m, scattered round an extravagant golf course.

This is designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, a sacred name in the golf architecture business, so that every one of the 27 holes will have a view of the sea.