Cam Smith's amazing gesture to his old golf club

Cam Smith’s amazing gesture to his local golf club in Brisbane as Aussie hero returns to Queensland following British Open triumph at St Andrews

  • Cam Smith will make a heartwarming gesture to his old Brisbane club 
  • The 28-year-old clinched a sensational win at the British Open this weekend 
  • Smith has basked in his career-high triumph and returned to Australia
  • His father, Des, says he will shout the members at his local club in Wantima 

Cam Smith will make a heartwarming gesture to the Brisbane golf club where his remarkable journey began, as the Australian gun continues to bask in his triumph at the Open.

A magical final round saw the Queenslander snatch the major from hometown favourite Rory McIlroy on Sunday afternoon, shooting an eight-under-par 64 to lift the famous trophy at St Andrews.

And while questions linger over the 28-year-old’s future with the Saudi-backed LIV Series lining up a big-money move, Smith is basking in his best win to date and discovered that the famous trophy can hold the contents of two bottles of Birra Moretti. 

Cameron Smith will make a heartwarming gesture to his old golf club, his father has revealed

He listened to Aussie rock bands Cold Chisel and INXS while celebrating with rugby World Cup champions George Gregan and Bryan Habana and was later pictured attempting to cram the Claret Jug in the overhead locker of his economy flight home.

And now his father, Des, has revealed that his high-flying son will likely fulfil a career-long tradition of buying a round of beers for the members of his local golf club, Wantima. 

‘Whenever Cam has a win he puts money on the beer card for the members,’ Des told Courier Mail.

The 28-year-old Queenslander triumphed at the British Open with a superb round on Sunday

His father, Des (left), says that he typically buys members at Wantima a round when he wins

‘It’s quite funny because as soon as the members find out, ones who don’t normally have a beer line up. I would say he will probably do it again for this one on a Saturday.’

The greens of Wantima were a far-cry from the world class golf courses Smith now plies his trade on, with the tricky course shaping the 28-year-old into an ice-cool putter.  

‘We always joke he had such a good short game because the golf course all those years ago was not in the shape it is in today so he had a lot of tough lies which he had to overcome,’ Des quipped.

‘If you could get out of the s**t around here you could get out of anything.’

It’s not going to fit, mate! Smith tries his hardest to stuff the Claret Jug into an overhead locker after he kept it by his side the entire time he went through the airport for his flight back home

The British Open champion once said ‘if you can play to your handicap at Wantima you can play anywhere’, and Des concurred with his son’s assessment. 

‘They bring you down to earth pretty quickly around here,’ Des said. 

‘I remember when he first started playing I used to put his little clubs in a (plumbing) pipe and put his little clubs in it and he would follow us around.’

The Aussie golf star was 12 when he first beat his dad and Des was fully aware that his son was onto something special. 

‘We played with him a lot younger than that and we kept on saying “imagine if he could hit the ball further, how good he would be because he never misses a shot”.’

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