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 current 2020 Fixture can be viewed here.
Please note that Version 1 of the fixture showed the event at Sandhurst on 3rd March 2020 as Monday - it is in fact, Tuesday 3rd March
The Committee has reviewed the playing handicap limits for each grade, based on the 2019 results, and adjusted them accordingly to split the field into three approximate thirds. This allows a similar number of players to contest each individual prize.
The grades for 2020 (excluding Championship Day at Victoria) will have the following playing handicaps:
A Grade: up to 14
B Grade: 15 to 21
C Grade: 22+
Mark Gowans, the leader after four rounds, finished strongly with 133 points to win the President's Trophy for the first time. Lou Skantzos was second with 127 points followed by a tie for third place with Ed Johnson (last year's winner) and Paul Meehan finishing with 125 points. (Aggregate best 4 of 5 designated rounds wins) Check full results here
Overview details for the 2020 Carnival to be held in Tasmania can be viewed here
At the recent ACGA Carnival held in Melbourne in March 2019 Keith Smith scored 39 points at Metropolitan GC to win the C Grade event.
This was also the best single score of the day - beating more than 140 players.
Congratulations, Keith, and we hope there are still many great rounds to come.
There is now a Main Menu item (Rules of Golf 2019) which has links to websites, blogs and newsletters relating to the Rules of Golf. The free newsletters are well worth subscribing to
When you now check the results for each monthly event you will see all the Winners on the first page then a full listing of the Team event results (after shots owed) followed by a full listing of single results (again, after shots owed)