2004 Bushranger Cup Results

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The 2004 Bushranger Cup Results

The inaugural Bushranger Cup was held at the challenging 36-hole layout in Cobram-Barooga on the weekend of March 27, 28 and 29 2004. This haughty and absurd golfing adventure was the catalyst for many moments of high amusement, if not athletic brilliance. A fighting field of eighteen hearty men fronted on the Friday evening for what was to be a tumultuous first championship.

The Captain Moonlite Gang - The devious Andrew George Scott became the infamous Captain Moonlite when he began robbing banks in the 1870’s. The 2004 gang-members: Roger Brown, Mick David, Nick Honey and Matthew Pitt.

The Wild Colonial Boys - Emerging in the turbulent 1850’s, these were a new breed of Bushrangers. They were not escaped convicts but the sons of immigrants or colonial born youths with a contempt for authority and a desire for quick riches and adventure. The 2004 gang-members were: Marcus Jones, John Lazzara, James McCusker and Warwick Stonehouse.

The Canvas Town Mob - A rare city based mob of Bushrangers who operated in South Melbourne in the 1850’s. They would knock off ships at port and then frivolously drink and gamble away their booty. The 2004 gang-members were: Ian Crotty, Richard Thurkle, Mick Van Raay and Scott Wilson.

Cash & Co. - Martin Cash was known as the polite, gentleman Bushranger. His gang ranged in the 1840’s and allegedly escaped Port Arthur in Tasmania by swimming naked to the mainland. The 2004 gang-members were:  Ed Borland, Russell Green, Sebastian Shand and Dominic Wall. 

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The Ben Hall Gang - Originally The Frank Gardiner Gang, it became known as The Gilbert Gang when Gardiner was captured in Queensland in 1861. Then it became known as the Gilbert & Hall Gang and later again the Ben Hall Gang. Their revolving door policy remains strong to this day. The 2004 gang-members were:  Adam Finlay and Paul Hassing (and very nearly, but not quite including, The Great Ray Louey, Diamond Dave Kidd & Light Fingers Russ Gruen).

Click here to view the original player profiles from the 2004 Bushranger Cup Program

The Tee times for Round One were:

8:00am
Michael David
John Lazzara
Mick Van Raay
Dominic Wall

8:08am
Russell Green
Ian Crotty
Warwick Stonehouse

8:16 am
Paul Hassing
Nick Honey
Adam Finlay

8:24am
Marcus Jones
Ed Borland
Roger Brown
Scott Wilson

8:32am
Matthew Pitt
Sebastian Shand
James McCusker
Dick Thurkle

 

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Dom, Old Silver, Mutley, Funky, Crocko,  Badum (partly obscured) and Arbeige wait in anticipation for the final groups to complete the opening nine holes of the first round on Saturday morning.

First Round Nett Scores

The Wild Colonial Boys
Marcus Jones
John Lazzara
James McCusker
Warwick Stonehouse


37
38
42
36

The Captain Moonlite Gang
Roger Brown
Nick Honey
Michael David
Matthew Pitt

 
DNP
32
39
35

Cash & Co.
Russell Green
Sebastian Shand
Ed Borland
Dominic Wall   

 
31
38
51
42

The Canvas Town Mob
Ian Crotty
Scott Wilson
Richard Thurkle
Mick Van Raay

 
39
46
44
44

NTP & LD Winners

 1st Round (Singles)

Nearest the Pin

John Lazzara

The Wild Colonial Boys

 

Longest Drive

Ian Crotty

The Canvas Town Mob

 2nd & 3rd Round (2-ball)

Nearest the Pin

Sebastian Shand

Cash & Company 

 

Longest Drive

Matthew Pitt 

The Captain Moonlite Gang 

Final Championship Scores

Teams

1st Rnd

2nd Rnd

3rd Rnd

4th Rnd

Totals

The Wild Colonial Boys

 75

68

66

71

 280

The Captain Moonlite Gang

 74

73

72

70 

289

Cash & Company

80

74

68

70

292

The Canvas Town Mob

88

71

68

66

293

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The delightful scones of Shabby Ho, Lt. Dick, Mulligan and Jay-Mo can be seen here relaxing with their Bushranger associates near the 18th green of Cobram-Barooga's charming West Course as they wait for the final pairings to complete the Saturday afternoon round of two-ball ambrose.