Benalla Burglars bag the 2021 Kelly Gang Shootout!
The 2021 Kelly Gang Shootout was, put simply, like no other KGS in history. Following a two-week Covid-induced lockdown--which required our event to be scheduled, re-scheduled, and re-re-scheduled with teams re-re-rearranged at the 12th hour--our golfers made an epic "Gaolbreak" of Ned Kelly proportions to the magnificent Murray River region.
Here is the full recap of all the action:
FRIDAY: THE ADVANCE
The weekend began (for some) with a short stop at the lovely Shepparton Golf Club for the traditional Friday Warm-up Round (aka "The Advance"). In sunny but slightly windy conditions, our golfers shook off the cobwebs and showed their mettle (or lack thereof), and enjoyed a fine day of golf on a truly glorious golf course.
In the end, a fine round of 35 by Cameron Thompson saw him take the bikkies (and a bottle of wine!).
TOP 5 SCORES
NTP was captured by Drew Hallam (Hole 12), and the Long Drive went to Jason Pratt (Hole 10).
From Shepparton, our rogues then made their way to Yarrawonga, to tackle the notorious (and spectacular) Black Bull GC.
DAY 1 - THE AMBUSH
Following a night of revelry (and rogue-ery) at the Burkes Hotel , competitors teed off at Black Bull in the 2-person Ambrose format. Under partly cloudy skies (with a smattering of rain), the teams battled each other (and their own shabby golf swings) to post some respectable scores, and jockey for position in the overall KGS leaderboard. Round of the day went to The Euroa Removalists' pairing of Bryce Heenan and Matt Moore, with a blistering 9-under-par 63.
TEAM SCORES AFTER DAY 1
|PLAYERS 1+2||To Par||Total||PLAYERS 3+4||To Par||Total|
|The Benalla Burglars
(Brendan Davis + Matty Thomas)
|-7||65||The Benalla Burglars
(Ashley Davis + Nick Randone)
|The Beechworth Boys
(Gavan Doran + Peter Calverley)
|-6||66||The Beechworth Boys
(Cameron Thompson + Ian Steer)
|The Euroa Removalists
(Drew Hallam + Rick Allen)
|-5||67||The Euroa Removalists
(Bryce Heenan + Matt Moore)
|The Stringybark Creek Freaks
(Richard Fellner + Matthew Pitt)
|-4||68||The Stringybark Creek Freaks
(Mick David + Stephen Foxwell)
|The Corowa Borrowers
(Biljana Krunic + John Krunic)
|-3||69||The Corowa Borrowers
(Timothy Kuepers + Dianne Kuepers)
|The Glenrowan Hacks
(Graham Ball + Lisa Saunders)
|-2||70||The Glenrowan Hacks
(Darren Hansen + Aileen Armour)
|The Avenel Gang
(Dean Mitchell + Jadranka Krunic)
|+4||76||The Avenel Gang
(Jason Pratt + Steve Stoward)
NTP was won by Tim Kuepers (Hole 14), with Long Drive going to Jason Pratt (Hole 13).
DAY 2 - THE ASSAULT
Following heavy rain throughout the night, golfers were greeted with a mostly sunny yet chilly morning. Teeing off from 8am, our competitors battled to the end. (For many of them, however, this battle was short-lived, with many struggling to find any semblance of a golf swing.)
In the end, the Benalla Burglars put together a solid and steady round of 5-under 67 to take home the trophy. For one of the competitors, Matt Thomas, it was his 6th Kelly Gang Shootout Trophy, cementing his title of "the most prolific KGS champion in history".
|1||The Benalla Burglars||-19||65||65||67||197|
|T2||The Glenrowan Hacks||-17||70||65||64||199|
|T2||The Euroa Removalists||-17||67||63||69||199|
|4||The Corowa Borrowers||-15||69||69||63||201|
|5||The Stringybark Creek Freaks||-11||68||67||70||205|
|T6||The Avenel Gang||-8||76||71||61||208|
|T6||The Beechworth Boys||-8||66||77||65||208|
Sunday's NTP was won by Ian Steer (Hole 16), with Long Drive going to Steve Stoward (Hole 7).
THE 2021 KELLY GANG SHOOTOUT TEAMS
The Glenrowan Hacks
|The Corowa Borrowers
|The Beechworth Boys
The Benalla Burglars
The Euroa Removalists
The Avenel Gang
The Stringybark Creek Freaks
Photo Galleries - 2021 KGS
Friday (Warm-up Round)
Day 1 - Saturday
Day 2 - Sunday
ABOUT THE KELLY GANG SHOOTOUT
A long-cherished annual event in our popular Bushranger Golf series, The Kelly Gang Shootout is always a HUGE amount of fun. Played on some spectacular Murray River golf courses, this four-person team event is played over 36 holes of Ambrose, and features our unique blend of fun, frivolity and excitement! Golfers enjoy a personally-hosted and professionally-managed competition, on-course accommodation for two nights, Plus, all the usual fun, frivolity and excitement of an amazing golf weekend!