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The Campfire

All Bushrangers take time out from their busy working schedules to laugh, sing and make merry around the campfire at the end of the day. These pages are our campfire where we take the opportunity to make mention of stories, anecdotes and generally useless (but possibly amusing) scraps of information regarding our favourite pastime. If you would like to suggest a contribution to these pages, send us a message via our Bushranger Feedback page or email us at forecaddie@bushrangergolf.com.au 
 

Famous Faces & Places

Our Bushrangers are known to get out and about and cover a fair bit of territory. Whether on the lamb or just plotting their next heist, we like to travel incognito and not draw too much attention. Alas, every now and then a celebrity will cross paths with our outlaws and be unable to resist the powerful allure of glory by association. To see what happens when our Bushrangers get bailed up by celebrities, have a look in our Famous Faces and Places for a naughty little peep show into the glamorous private lifestyles of our members.
 

Great Golf Quotes

Every once in a while a golfer will put his clubs to one side and let his mouth do the talking. Click here to go to our list of Great Golf Quotes to read some of the most inspiring, funniest, most confusing and enjoyable bits and pieces of wisdom and otherwise that has poured out of the mouths of the people who love the greatest game of all.
 

Golf Facts & Yarns

Every Bushranger has a story to tell about the shot of his life or the cruelty of the green-keeper. To read a few tall tales and true, or to learn a few useless things you may never have known, click here to go to our page of Golf Facts & Yarns.


The Golf Majors Tipping Comp

This is a privately run contest among some local golf-nuts to see who is the best Golf Major tipster in the world. The contest involves picking the seven golfers (usually excluding Tiger Woods) from the field who you think will best perform in each of the Majors: The US Masters, The US Open, The Open Championship and The US PGA. The person with the lowest combined score at the end of the tournament is the winner. To find out more, click here to go to the Golf Majors Tipping Comp page.


Murray River Horse Trails

There is a bloke called Padge up in Kelly country near Strathmerton who calls himself a modern day bushranger. He tears through the Barmah Forest on horseback along the banks of the Murray and was a large part of the inspiration for the Bushranger Cup. Legend has it he can ride, drink, swear, sing and spin yarns with the best in all the land. Click here to find out more about this bush enigma and Murray River Horse Trails which he runs with his partner Deb.


The Golfers

One of the features of the BRG social events has been the tournament programs with details about the event and profiles of each on the participants. In the tradition of refusing to allow the truth to inhibit the fun to be shared by all, the contents shave the margins of what may be regarded as 'technically' accurate. That is not to say the player profiles are lacking in journalistic integrity, simply that the facts may be entirely misplaced. Click here to go to The Golfers page to read about what makes these Bushrangers tick.


Bushranger Golf Major Championship Winners

Below is a list of all the BRG Major Championship winners. We contest five titles every year:

1. The Bushranger Cup (B Cup) 
2. The Cash & Co. Classic (CCC)
3. The Kelly Gang Shootout (KGS)
4. The William Buckley Classic (WBC) 
5. The Player of the Year (POY) 

Player

B Cup

C C C

K G S

W B C

P O Y

Total

Matthew Pitt

5

2

 

1

1

9

Matthew Thomas

 

 

5

1

1

7

Rob Lugton

2   1 1 2 6

Roger Brown

2

 

2

2

 

6

Richard Fellner

1 1 1 1 1 5

Ian Crotty

3 1 1     5

Michael David

2

  

1

2

 

5

Michael Van Raay

1

 

1

3

 

5

Dave Warwick

3

 

 

2

 

5

Mark Henderson

1 2 1     4

Sebastian Shand

3

 

 

 

4

Nick Honey

4

 

 

 

 

4

Gavan Doran

1   1 1   3

Neil Hocking

 

 

1

1

1

3

Shane Lawlor

1 1 1     3

Dave Regenspurger

 

 

2

 

1

3

Darren Nelson

  1     2 3

Tom Tomlin

1   1     2

Phil Peacock

1

 

 

1

 

2

Joel Matthews

  1 1     2

Brett Simpson

2

       

2

Richard Mitchell

2

 

 

 

 

2

Adam Finlay

2

 

 

 

 

2

Michael Mileo

 

 

 

2

 

2

Andrew Berry

 

 

2

 

 

2

Jeremy Dray

 

 

2

 

 

2

John Smith

 

 

2

 

 

2

Jason Layton

 

 

 

 

1

1

Ivan Jones

1         1

David Morris

1         1

Ian Steer

1         1

Wayne Ball

1

 

 

 

 

1

Tomm Cassidy

1

 

 

 

 

1

Greg Cousins

1

 

 

 

 

1

Tim Holroyd

1

 

 

 

 

1

Dominic Wall

1

 

 

 

 

1

Warwick Stonehouse

1

 

 

 

 

1

 James McCusker

1

 

 

 

 

1

John Lazzara

1

 

 

 

 

1

Steve Foxwell

1

 

 

 

 

1

Terry Robinson

1

 

 

 

 

1

Marcus Jones

1

 

 

 

 

1

Andrew Collins

1

 

 

 

 

1

Michael Nolan

1

 

 

 

 

1

James Peters

1

 

 

 

 

1

Dick Thurkle

1

 

 

 

 

1

Dave Pollock

1

 

 

 

 

1

Scott Blair-West

  1       1

Des Baker

 

1

 

 

 

1

Brendan Vanderwerf

 

1

 

 

 

1

Liam Anderson

 

1

 

 

 

1

Athol Marks

 

1

 

 

 

1

Mark O'Dwyer

 

1

 

 

 

1

Mark Morgan 

 

1

 

 

 

1

Craig Smith

 

1

 

 

 

1

Gareth Hoar

  1       1

William Kain

  1       1

Joel Mathew

  1       1

Nick Randone

    1     1

Brendan Davis

    1     1

Tim Likos

    1     1

Ashley Davis

    1     1

Nick Sutherland

   

1

    1
Lee Dodge    

1

    1
Adrian Smithwick    

1

    1

Scott Kidman

   

1

    1

Craig Spackman

    1     1

Tony Williamson

    1     1

Roger Templer

    1     1

Mick McCombe

   

1

   

1

Paul Lambe

 

 

1

 

 

1

Brian Davis

 

 

1

 

 

1

Shane Morris

 

 

1

 

 

1

Sam Saltis

 

 

1

 

 

1

Campbell Wilson

 

 

1

 

 

1

Dave Amos

 

 

1

 

 

1

Wade Jones

 

 

1

 

 

1

Nick Mouhtaropoulos

 

 

 

1

 

1

Paul Himarios

      1   1

Adam McCaw

 

 

 

1

 

1

Steven Humphries

      1   1


Ace, Eagle & Albatross Register

If you are an average schmo hacker but just once you succeeded in playing the perfect hole of golf, we want to know all about it and give you the opportunity to have your name up in lights. Send us an email by clicking forecaddie@bushrangergolf.com.au or go to our Bushranger Feedback page and tell us your name (or nickname), the feat (Ace, Eagle or Albatross), the hole, the course and the date and you can gloat about it here for all eternity. Ed’s note: this is for Bushrangers only; no pros!!

Bushranger

Feat

Hole

Course

When

Robbie O’Donnell

Ace 3rd (Par 3) Cape Schanck, Vic Mar 21, 2015

Robbie O’Donnell

Ace 9th (Par 3) Oatlands GC, NSW Sept 30, 2014

Darren Swinnerton

Ace 7th (Par 3) Gardiners Run July 13, 2014

Ian Crotty

Eagle 16th (par 5) The Dunes Golf Links, Vic June 29, 2014

Luke Redpath

Ace

8th (Par 3)

Heritage, Henley Course, Vic

Mar 3, 2013

Moota

Ace

4th (Par 3)

St. Andrews Beach, Vic

Sept 21, 2012

R. Schiffers

Ace

5th (Par 3)

Brookwater CC, Qld

April 3, 2012

M. Pitt

Eagle

17th (Par 4)

Heathcote GC, Vic

Feb 18, 2012

L. Anderson

Eagle

12th (Par 4)

Barnbougle Dunes, Tas

May 29, 2011

G. Nash

Ace

13th (Par 3)

Sandringham, Vic

Oct 10, 2010

P. Rowe

Eagle

14th (Par 4)

The Dunes Golf Links, Vic

Aug 8, 2010

L. Anderson

Ace

8th (Par 3)

Heathcote GC, Vic

June 19, 2010

M. Nguyen

Eagle

4th (Par 5)

Sunshine GC, Vic

May 30, 2010

Arbeige

Ace

3rd (par 3)

Ringwood, Melb, Vic

April 5, 2010

H. Saunders

Ace

16th (Par 3)

Kennedy Bay, WA

Feb 28, 2010

M. Richardson

Ace

14th (Par 3)

Cape Schanck, Vic

Dec 6, 2009

B. Shemmell

Ace

7th (Par 3)

13th Beach, Beach Course, Vic

Oct 23, 2009

B. Carver

Ace

17th (Par 3)

Palm Meadows, QLD

Aug 26, 2009

C. Kimber

Ace

5th (Par 3)

Hamersley, WA

July 19, 2009

Quigley

Eagle

4th (Par 4)

La Costa (North), Calif, USA

June 2009

A. Rahman

Ace

3rd (par 3)

Eynesbury, Vic

May 23, 2009

Quigley

Eagle

11th (Par 5)

Growling Frog, Vic

May 2009

Tezza

Eagle

2nd (Par 4)

The Cups at The Dunes, Vic

April 17, 2009

C. Chow

Ace

2nd (Par 3)

Collier Park (Island), WA

Nov 2008

Hocks

Eagle

13th (Par 5)

Ringwood, Melb, Vic

Sept 2008

Quigley

Eagle

13th (Par 4)

Kingston Links, Vic

Dec 2007

S. Morris

Albatross

1st (Par 5)

Heathcote GC, Vic

June 2007

Da King

Eagle

16th (par 4)

Kingston Links, Vic

Dec 2006

The Baker

Eagle

4th (Par 5)

Barwon Heads, Vic

Sept 2006

Arbeige

Eagle

13th (Par 5)

Ringwood, Melb, Vic

Jan 2006

Boo

Eagle

7th (Par 5)

Kew, GC, Vic

2002

Mulligan

Ace

11th (Par 3)

Launceston CC, Tas

2002

Arbeige

Eagle

5th (Par 4)

Beacon Hills, The Hills, Vic

2002

Boo

Ace

13th (Par 3)

Royal Melbourne GC, Vic

2002

B. Shanks

Ace

5th (Par 3)

Bonnie Doon, NSW

July, 2001

Quigley

Eagle

4th (Par 4)

DeLaveaga CC, Calif, USA

2001

B. Shanks

Albatross

4th (Par 5)

Amstel Park, Vic

1999

Mulligan  

Eagle 

18th (Par 5) 

Yarra Bend, Melb, Vic

 Dec 1998 

Mikey Dee

Eagle

7th (Par 5)

Albert Park, Melb, Vic

11 Nov, 1998

Mikey Dee

Eagle

6th (Par 5)

Albert Park, Melb, Vic

11 Nov, 1998

B. Shanks

Ace

9th (Par 3)

Bembridge, Vic

April 1998

J. Barnard

Eagle

12th (Par 5)

Torquay, Vic

1992

Quigley

Eagle

8th (Par 4)

Tahoe City GC, Calif, USA

1991

Crotman

Albatross

14th (Par 5)

Eastern GC, Melb, Vic

1989

Crotman

Ace

10th (Par 3)

Eastern GC, Melb, Vic

1988

Bastros

Eagle

16th (Par 5)

Creswick, Ballarat, Vic

1987

Badum

Ace

7th (Par 3)

Albert Park Par 3, Vic

1987