Euroa Removalists capture 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout

Euroa Removalists capture the 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout

With one of our largest-ever fields for this event, The 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout represented a massive "bugger-off-Covid!" statement by Aussie golfers, with a whopping 52 players making a gaolbreak for The Murray River.

Intermittent bouts of wind and rain throughout the weekend did not dampen the spirits of the players, with the quality of play (both on the magnificent Rich River Golf Course, and OFF the course, i.e. in the pub) was stellar.

Congratulations to the Euroa Removalists, who blitzed the field on both Day 1 and Day 2, with super-low scores previously unseen in these parts. In true Ned Kelly fashion, when the dust (and rain) had settled, these four Bushrangers found themselves 5 shots clear of the next-best team, nabbing the trophy and the associated loot (thanks to our tremendous sponsors, including Srixon, Drummond Golf, TCN and Heathcote Winery).

Thanks, too, to the Rich River Golf Club for their wonderful hospitality. And, of course, a SPECIAL thanks to all of our players...we couldn't have a great weekend like this without you!

Overall, it was a remarkable weekend of fun and frivolity. We hope to see you all next year!

Below is the full rundown of the weekend's festivities, including the program, results and photos.

2022 KGS LEADERBOARD

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Interactive Leaderboard (Golf Genius)

Photo Galleries - 2022 KGS

(Full-size, High-res copies of these are available Free of Charge to players upon request. Email us to make a request)

Friday (Warm-up Round)

Day 1 - Saturday

Day 2 - Sunday

2022 KGS - The Teams

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The Glenrowan Hacks

Nick Randone

Johnnie Morris

Ashley Davis

Brendan Davis

 

The Wallan Wallan Carpenters

Mark Henderson

Shane Lawlor

Aaron Henderson

Leon Doyle

The Frosty Beveridges

Drew Hallam

Al Clelland

Dean Connell

Graham Ball

The Avenel Gang

Fraser Gough

David Warwick

Mick Van Raay

Paul White

The Benalla Burglars

Ian Crotty

Bill Anastasopoulos

Joel Matthews

Roger Templer

The Beechworth Boys

Gavan Doran

Pete Calverley

Cam Thompson

Ian Steer

The Greta Mob

Warren Bourne

Scott Duncan

Darren Bottomley

Lee Bottomley

The Euroa Removalists

Gus Engley

Matt Berry

Peter Engley

Brett Davies

The Stringybark Creek Freaks

Neill Bell

Mark Verleg

Shayne Svenson

Peter Langford

The Mansfield Wombats

Matt Moore

Bryce Heenan

Ryan Grdusiak

Brendan Barnes

Two Kiwis, a Yank and a Convict

Richard Fellner

Dennis Williams

Andrew Grant

Yvonne Grant

The Corowa Borrowers

Tim Dwyer

Damien Dwyer

Aaron Chinn

Josh Hayes

The Jerilderie Gents

Jonathan Sparrow

Ian Davis

Shane Hazell

Adrian Scialpi

 

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!

To see upcoming Kelly Gang Shootout events, click here

Benalla Burglars bag the 2021 Kelly Gang Shootout

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

Pos. Player Stableford Points
1 Cameron Thompson 35
2 Drew Hallam 34
3 Brendan Davis 33
4 Jason Pratt 32
5 Ian Steer 32

NTP was captured by Drew Hallam (Hole 12), and the Long Drive went to Jason Pratt (Hole 10).

(Full leaderboard here)

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)
-7 65
The Beechworth Boys
(Gavan Doran + Peter Calverley)
-6 66 The Beechworth Boys
(Cameron Thompson + Ian Steer)
+5 77
The Euroa Removalists
(Drew Hallam + Rick Allen)
-5 67 The Euroa Removalists
(Bryce Heenan + Matt Moore)
-9 63
The Stringybark Creek Freaks
(Richard Fellner + Matthew Pitt)
-4 68 The Stringybark Creek Freaks
(Mick David + Stephen Foxwell)
-5 67
The Corowa Borrowers
(Biljana Krunic + John Krunic)
-3 69 The Corowa Borrowers
(Timothy Kuepers + Dianne Kuepers)
-3 69
The Glenrowan Hacks
(Graham Ball + Lisa Saunders)
-2 70 The Glenrowan Hacks
(Darren Hansen + Aileen Armour)
-7 65
The Avenel Gang
(Dean Mitchell + Jadranka Krunic)
+4 76 The Avenel Gang
(Jason Pratt + Steve Stoward)
-1 71

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".

FINAL SCORES

Pos. Team Total
To Par
T1 T2 T3 Total
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
Graham Ball
Aileen Armour
Lisa Saunders
Darren Hansen

The Corowa Borrowers
Biljana Krunic
Dianne Kuepers
John Krunic
Timothy Kuepers
The Beechworth Boys
Gavan Doran
Pete Calverley
Cameron Thompson
Ian Steer

The Benalla Burglars
Nick Randone
Matty Thomas
Ashley Davis
Brendan Davis

The Euroa Removalists
Drew Hallam
Matt Moore
Bryce Heenan
Rick Allen

The Avenel Gang
Jason Pratt
Dean Mitchell
Steve Stoward
Jadranka Krunic

The Stringybark Creek Freaks
Matthew Pitt
Mick David
Stephen Foxwell
Richard Fellner

Photo Galleries - 2021 KGS

Friday (Warm-up Round)

Day 1 - Saturday

Day 2 - Sunday

Kelly Gang Shootout Logo

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!

To see upcoming Kelly Gang Shootout events, click here

2022 Kelly Gang Shootout – Rich River Golf Club

Kelly Gang Shootout 2022

The 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout

Rich River Golf Club - Murray River

July 16 & 17, 2022

Kelly Gang Shootout Logo

Tee it up at the Spectacular 36-Hole Rich River Golf Club for the 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout!

  • Play 36 holes of amazing golf in the beautiful Murray River region
  • Enjoy high-quality on-course accommodation
  • Battle for team honours and great prizes

Most importantly, have a heap of fun!

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!

You will also 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!

More information about the 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout

Rich River Clubhouse

Rich River Golf Course

Offering two distinct championship golf courses on the Murray River, Rich River GC is playable all year round. The East Course measures 6,219 metres off the black tees, and plays to a par of 72.  Meanwhile, the West Course stretches to 5,883 metres off the black tees, playing to a par of 71. Opened in 1979, the West Course has been host to many professional events in the past. Both courses have recently undergone some changes to be enjoyed by all standards of golfers.

Rich River Room

Rich River Resort Accommodation

Adjacent to the clubhouse and surrounding golf courses, Rich River's 63-room complex contains manicured lush gardens, two outdoor pools, spa, BBQ areas and children’s play equipment. It has everything a golfer needs, and once on site, you won't have to leave.

2022 Kelly Gang Shootout Itinerary

Day Date Time Event Course
Friday July 15 10:00am Single Stableford (Optional Warm-up Round) East
Saturday July 16 10:19am KGS 2-ball ambrose West
Sunday July 17 9:07am KGS 4-ball ambrose East

The 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout Packages

Twin-share

$449 per person

  • Two nights at Rich River Golf Club Resort
  • Cooked breakfast each morning & two $20 meal vouchers
  • 36 holes of golf in carts on Saturday & Sunday
  • Your own copy of the Tournament Program
  • Complimentary Bushranger accessories
  • Tournament entry fees, trophies and prizes

Single Room

$529 per person

  • Two nights at Rich River Golf Club Resort
  • Cooked breakfast each morning & two $20 meal vouchers
  • 36 holes of golf in carts on Saturday & Sunday
  • Your own copy of the Tournament Program
  • Complimentary Bushranger accessories
  • Tournament entry fees, trophies and prizes

Extra Golf

$50 per person

  • Optional warm-up round at Rich River on Friday - includes cart, prizes and results on GOLF Link.

A $250 deposit secures your place in this exclusive field.

Full payment due March 1st, 2022

The 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Heathcote Winery logo
The Card Network Logo
Pub and Bar card
The Card Network

Book with Confidence

FLEXIBLE REFUNDS AVAILABLE IN CASE OF COVID-19 TRAVEL CANCELLATION

While there is still uncertainty in the market, especially regarding the potential re-opening of borders and travel, etc, we would like to re-assure all of our golfers that we have coordinated with our event partners to arrange flexible refund policies. Thus, you can enter with confidence, knowing you can access FULL REFUNDS if required in the case of outside agencies forcing a cancellation or postponement.

Contact us about the 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout

Call or e-mail one of our team members or fill out the form below.

Michael David

Mick David

General Manager
0402 488 253
mick@sgatour.com.au
Dean Miller

Dean Miller

Major Events
0416 208 281
dean@sgatour.com.au
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

SGA Founder
0425 742 501
matt@sgatour.com.au