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 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 adjusted the playing handicap ranges slightly from 2023 - this splits the field into three approximate thirds thereby allowing a similar number of players to contest each individual prize.
The grades for 2024 (excluding Championship Day) will have the following playing handicaps:
A Grade: up to 14
B Grade: 15 to 22
C Grade: 23+
Since 1st July 2020 VCGC has been cashless - all registrations are to be pre-paid by EFT or credit card on the day