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.
From 1st July 2020 VCGC will be cashless - all registrations are to be pre-paid by EFT or credit card on the day
The Committee has maintained the same playing handicap ranges as 2020 - this splits the field into three approximate thirds thereby allowing a similar number of players to contest each individual prize.
The grades for 2021 (excluding Championship Day at Victoria) will have the following playing handicaps:
A Grade: up to 14
B Grade: 15 to 21
C Grade: 22+