The inaugural meeting to form the Victorian Chemists Golf Club was held at the Victorian Pharmacy College in 1946. The purpose of the club was to promote the fellowship of pharmacists enjoying a game of golf and other athletic sports and pastimes.
Competitions usually occur on a monthly basis and the club enjoys the use of the premier golf courses in Melbourne and surrounds.
There is also an annual challenge between the qualifying members of the eastern states; this is played as a 5 round golf tournament (known as "the Carnival") over one week in a rotating host state or even off-shore. Since 2019 members from South Australia and Western Australia have also been officially included in the Carnival.
The 2023 AGM was held at 7:30pm on 19th September at Kew Golf Club, 120 Belford Road, Kew East, Vic , 3102.
All positions were filled unopposed. David Norton did not re-nominate for President but remains on the Committee. Greg Clements (previously Vice President) is now President. Stephen Hibbert remains Captain and Leon Thomas remains Vice Captain. Ken Green and Geoff Smith remain Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer respectively. Mark Gowans did not renominate for Committee. David Gorr rejoins the Committee after a break of many years. Peter Scurrah, Vicki Verheyen and Michael Tyndall remain on the Committee for another year.
There is a vacancy for Vice President - your Committee will endeavour to find the appropriate member for this position.
The fixture for VCGC 2024 events is now available - scroll to the end of this section to view it and add the dates to your diary
The Committee has maintained the same playing handicap ranges as 2022 - this splits the field into three approximate thirds thereby allowing a similar number of players to contest each individual prize.
The grades for 2023 (excluding Championship Day) will have the following playing handicaps:
A Grade: up to 14
B Grade: 15 to 21
C Grade: 22+
Since 1st July 2020 VCGC has been cashless - all registrations are to be pre-paid by EFT or credit card on the day