The ACT Region Veterans Golf Association was formed in the early 1970’s. By 1973 the first ACT Veterans Open Stroke Championship was held and has been held during the Melbourne Cup week in November since then with the exception of 2006 when the event was not conducted. Since 1998 the championships have been held in conjunction with a Medley week of golf.
In 1997 the constitution was amended to include the term Monaro in its name. In 2008 the Association was incorporated under the ACT Corporations Act and the word region was included in lieu of Monaro at the behest of the Regulatory Authority.