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The 2020 Bushranger Cup

The 2020 Bushranger Cup was originally planned for April 17-19 but, due to COVID-19, it was rescheduled for September 4 - 6. We have been able to re-book the same event plan on the new dates.

In 2020, the Bushranger Cup will once again be played on the Mornington Peninsula where we enjoy the luxury of one of the best golf precincts in the world. This year we are coming back to do it all over again with a mix courses we have never used before. Features of the 2020 Cup include:

  • Golf on some wonderful courses on the Mornington Peninsula
  • Staying on-course at The Moonah Links Golf Academy (MLGA).
  • Including The Cups Course at The Dunes for the Round One 9 holes.
  • MLGA private practice facilities - pitching green, putting greens & driving range.
  • Very civilised tee times (mid morning on Saturday & not too early on Sunday)

This year we have booked for nine teams of ferocious highwaymen to line up to contest the greatest prize in Australian social golf. As is the tradition, the reigning champions are considered the most recent and infamous bushrangers of all, and so carry the honour of competing as The Kelly Gang. As the BC enters its 16th year, we have an exclusive cadre of Bushrangers who have attended 10 or more Cups. They are, in no particular alphabetical order:

Arbeige, Bastros, Boo, Crocko, Dee, Diesal, Dubs, Kingo, Simmo, Quigley, The Hominator & The Rose.

The Event

The Bushranger Cup is a four-man team event. Each player is assigned a handicap relative to the rest of the field that is used to calculate the team handicaps. Each golfer plays three rounds: one of 9 holes (single strokeplay) and two of 18 holes (2-ball ambrose and 4-ball ambrose) from which each team will derive a 72-hole score. The team with the lowest total will be declared the winner. Note that, as entry is only by invitation, this event does NOT carry points in the BRG Player of the Year award.

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 4, 5 & 6 2020
Where we stay: The Moonah Links Golf Academy
Where we play: The Cups, Cape Schanck & Moonah Legends
Who: The BC is a private event - entry is by invitation only

As an added bonus for the early starters, there will be a Handicap Day at The Dunes from 10:00am on the Friday.

The Package

  • Two nights (Fri & Sat) on-course accommodation
  • 9 holes of golf on Friday at The Cups at The Dunes
  • 18 holes of golf on Saturday at Cape Schanck (inc cart)
  • 18 holes of golf on Sunday at Moonah Legends (inc cart)
  • A Tournament Program including player profiles
  • Tournament welcome gifts (balls, beers & more)
  • Event entry & management, trophies and prizes
  • A lot of fun and the chance of Bushranger Cup glory
  • Please RSVP by Friday June 26
  • Payments are due Friday July 31
  • Entry is $455

Note: please enter YOUR name in the reference when making EFT payments.

EFT Details: Bushranger Golf
Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633000
Account Number: 130203821

The Golf










Single strokeplay



The Cups



Two & Three

2-ball ambrose



Cape Schanck




4-ball ambrose



Moonah Legends


Note: we will be walking on Friday - only players with a medical certificate can take golf carts on Friday arvo.


We are staying on-course at Moonah Links in the luxurious Villas de la Bandidos at the Moonah Links Golf Academy. We have booked three houses that sleep sixteen, twelve and eight people in twin-share rooms. Each villa is a fully self-contained with en-suite bathrooms and the kitchenettes have a dishwasher, oven and, of course, a sturdy and reliable refrigeration system.


The Villas have self-contained kitchens so you can make your own or you can get involved in the catering available at Moonah Links.

Dress Requirements

Bushrangers should note that the golf courses require neat casual dress on the golf course. This means shirts with a collar, smart slacks or shorts. Please don’t bring ripped clothing, rock'n'roll gear, board shorts or generally shabby attire to wear while golfing your ball. What you do in your own room is up to you. Golf shoes must have soft spikes.

Some Tournament Details

The Format: Each golfer plays 3 rounds: one of 9 holes and two of 18 holes from which each team will derive a 72-hole score. The team with the lowest total will be declared the winner.

The Rules: Since slow play is a potential problem for our gangs, these rules are designed to encourage play in the right spirit and at the right pace. In our ambrose, teams play their chosen best ball on each shot and may place their ball half a club length (about 50 cms) from where the chosen ball lay, no nearer the hole. Balls must be placed in the same cut as the chosen ball. In the interests of fast play from tee to green, teams are NOT required to mark with a tee and precisely measure from the chosen ball as they play each shot. Team members can play in any order on a shot. Putting: Once on the green, Bushrangers should mark near the chosen best ball so both team members play from near enough to the exact same position.

Handicapping: Each team will be assigned handicaps by the tournament director on the basis of official Australian handicaps and information supplied by the Bushrangers. The handicapper will be governed by a commitment to rewarding good play according to a player’s ability.

Playoffs: In the event of a tie, a sudden-death playoff will be conducted. Teams play together as a foursome (taking alternate strokes playing one ball). Teams can determine the order as each member takes their first shot. This order is then continuous and carries over from one hole to the next until the playoff is decided.

Nearest-the-Pin & Longest Drive: will be held as some tasty ‘side action’ between teams.

The Rodeo Rule: This is minimum drives for each team member and will be enforced. Each team’s rodeo requirements will appear on their scorecards.