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2020 Kelly Gang Shootout (v 2.0) – Nov 27 & 28 (now Friday & Saturday)

The 15th Kelly Gang Shootout was originally planned to be held at the 36-hole Rich River Golf Club over the weekend of July 18 & 19, 2020 with teams of four lining up for a 4-player per team shootout with 2-ball ambrose on the Saturday and 4-ball ambrose on the Sunday making it a 54-hole event.

The event was sold-out with more than 60 nominations, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was not possible to play at that time. We refunded all booked players and started staring at the crystal ball for options. Amid a lot of uncertainty and confusion, after a careful review of what might be a fluid Vic Roadmap to Recovery, we then swung the axe on the Murray River version and secured a booking on the Mornington Peninsula for the 2020 KGS V 2.0.

Then the later than hoped release of restrictions have squeezed all our events, so we have shuffled the 2020 KGS to a Friday and Saturday event and combined Round One of the KGS to be co-sanctioned with an SGA Tour event that is pairs playing 4BBB. Our plan is to squeeze as much golfing fun as we can into the limited time we have left in 2020. Tee times are hard to come by, so to make as much fit together as we can, we have come up with a cunning plan for the 2020 KGS  v 2.0 weekend to get four events into three days of golf!

The 2020 KGS v 2.0 Explained

The 2020 KGS will be like no other. The key differences this year to our normal set up are:

  • This year the Kelly Gang Shootout will be staged on a Friday & Saturday
  • The Friday Format will be adjusted to a 4BBB Pairs Score (rather than the traditional 2-Ball Ambrose)
  • The Friday golf will a co-sanctioned event with the SGA Tour event we have on that day (playing 4BBB)
    • This means SGA Tour Members playing the KGS will automatically have FREE entry in the Friday SGA Tour Event
    • For SGA Tour Members, this event is also R3 of the SGA Tour 4BBB Championships
    • If you enter the KGS and you have already entered and paid for the Friday SGA Tour event, we will arrange a refund
  • On Sunday we have an Optional Extra SGA Tour Event  at the Moonah Links Open Course playing Single St/ford
    • For SGA Tour Members, this event is also R4 of the SGA Tour Club Championships

The 2020 KGS V 3.0 Package

When: Friday & Saturday November 27 & 28
Where we stay: The Moonah Links Golf Academy
Where we play: Eagle Ridge then Cape Schanck
What: A 36-hole siege for teams of four playing 4BBB & 4-ball ambrose
Why: For loads of fun, camaraderie, adventure, glory, trophies & prizes
Extras: Optional SGA Tour event on Sunday November 29 at Moonah Links Open Course
Entry: Click Here to Book. All golfers welcome & payment is required one month prior.
Price: $480 pp for shared rooms in the MLGA
Inclusions: The 2020 KGS event package includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation at The Moonah Links Golf Academy
  • 18 holes of golf on Friday at Eagle Ridge
    • For SGA Tour Members, you get FREE entry in the SGA Tour 4BBB Comp on Friday
  • 18 holes of golf on Saturday at Cape Schanck Resort
  • Golf carts for both rounds
  • 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 championship glory
  • Price $480 per person ($315 Per person for No Accom option)
For more info, contact Matthew Pitt on matt(at)bushrangergolf.com.au or 0425 742 501

2020 KGS Event Itinerary









R1 KGS + SGA Tour Event

4BBB Pairs



Eagle Ridge




4-ball ambrose



Cape Schanck



SGA Tour Event

Single St/ford



Moonah Open


Special Offer – Warm Down Game on Sunday!

Normally we have a warm up game on Friday, but with the adjusted 2020 Version 3.0 of the KGS, we will now have the option of a an extra game on Sunday at Moonah Open that is an SGA Tour event playing single stableford (and is also Round 4 of the Club Champs for SGA Tour Members). Entry in this event is a separate optional extra to the KGS – to enter the Sunday November 29 SGA Tour event, CLICK HERE.

2020 Covid Refund Safety Net

2020 Unusual-ness – As you may have noticed, COVID-19 has changed a few things lately. With the re-scheduling of this event for November with accommodation included, the two important elements to note are:

  • If the event needs to be re-cancelled or due to Covid restrictions, all golfers will receive full refunds.
  • If the restrictions at the time of the event mean that we can play golf but not use the accommodation, then:
    • We will proceed with the event with the accommodation component removed, and
    • All golfers will receive a full refund of $165 for the reduced entry price with the accom removed.
    • Golfers can withdraw from the event if they do not wish to play without the accommodation

We are all monitoring the situation and the case numbers on a daily basis and we will keep all entrants informed of the situation as more information comes to hand.

The Glenrowan Perpetual Trophy

Below we see the magnificent Glenrowan Perpetual Trophy, created by Arbeige.


Some Shootout Facts

The Format: Teams of four playing a 54-hole tournament with each individual playing 36 holes. On Saturday, each team plays as two separate 2-ball ambrose pairs and each team posts a 36-hole score. On Sunday, teams play the final 18 holes as four ball ambrose.

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. Teams play their chosen best ball on each shot and may place their ball half a club length (about 50cms) 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 all team members play from near enough to the exact same position.

Handicapping: Each team will be assigned a handicap by the organisers 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 scorecard.