Saturday, 13 November, 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Denham
We are delighted to announce that local resident Joe Smith will be launching his new book Cushty at St Mary’s Church on Saturday, November 13 at 3pm.
Cushty is Joe’s account of his colourful life and times. Born in 1971 Joe was born into a Romany gypsy family and spent his formative years travelling the country in his family caravan. As a child he showed promise as a boxer, but it was as a boy golfer, encouraged by his grandfather, that he soon excelled. When Joe was just 16 he won the London Junior Open, receiving his trophy from Denis Thatcher.
However, at Joe’s local golf club there were some that resented a gypsy kid winning all the plaudits and he was eased out. Joe rejected golf, stung by the prejudice, and became involved in boxing, bare-knuckle fighting and eventually crime. The love of a good woman and some hairy experiences living on the edge eventually caused Joe to return to golf where he became a professional and reached the British Open qualifiers.
Joe is now a successful businessman, an award-winning author, a proud family man and last but not least a Christian and member of St Mary’s Church. He will be pleased to chat to you about his book and his extraordinary, turbulent and rewarding life.
Everyone is welcome. Joe will speaking frankly about the ups and downs of his life. This event is suitable for anyone aged 12 or older.
Tickets are free. Please sign up as we are still limiting numbers to keep everyone safe.
You can buy Joe’s book after the event and Joe will be pleased to sign it.