What is the Ned Kelly Shootout?
Ned Kelly is an iconic Australian outlaw, whose legend was born during the 19th century. Opinion about him is divided between those who see him as a folk hero and others who view him simply as a killer and a criminal.
Beveridge, home to Club Mandalay, was also Ned’s first home town. Ned’s father Red, built their first home here in 1859 using materials he could obtain from the bush, including local bluestone for the chimney.
After going on the run in 1878, following the shooting of a policeman, Kelly and his partners in crime got into a gun battle with police, and Kelly shot three officers. The legend of the Kelly Gang grew from this point, and the gang became famous for their homemade armour. This crude plate armour was made from metal taken from agricultural equipment and offered significant protection from bullets.
The gang’s final shoot-out took place at the Glenrowan Hotel, where Kelly’s armour made him look like a ghost as he emerged to face the police.
Our very own Ned Kelly Shootout is a challenging single stableford with a number of qualifying rounds played in the lead up to the final, with the best five scores for each round to qualify for the final.