Playing Ability Test
2023 Playing Ability Tests
All events require $100 Registration Fee/$75-$90 Onsite Fee, which includes range, golf, cart fee and lunch. For Playing Ability Test (PAT) Policies and Procedures click here or visit pga.org for more information.
|Event #||Event Date||Facility City|
|P0502301||4/25/2023||The Glen Club, Glenview, IL|
|P0502302||5/3/2023||Wilmette Golf Club,Wilmette, IL|
|P0502303||5/24/2023||Willow Crest Golf Club, Oak Brook, IL|
|P0502304||6/7/2023||Old Oak Country Club, Homer Glen, IL|
|P0502305||6/22/2023||Deerfield Golf Club, Deerfield, IL|
|P0502306||7/11/2023||Willow Crest Golf Club, Oak Brook, IL|
|P0502309||8/23/2023||St. Andrews Golf and CC, West Chicago, IL|
|P0502307||9/27/2023||Old Oak Country Club, Homer Glen, IL|
|P0502308||10/5/2023||Bartlett Hills Golf Club, Bartlett, IL|
One of the following must be completed within eight (8) years prior to registering into the PGA Professional Golf Management Program:
- Pass the 36-hole Playing Ability Test
- Attempt the PAT at least once within the eight (8) years prior to registering into the PGA PGM Program. Within that time frame, shoot one 18-hole score in a PAT that is equal to or less than the PAT target score for 18- holes, plus 5 strokes. Note: Each PAT score has a validity date of eight years.
- The 36-hole PAT remains valid during the Acceptable Progress period. In order to pass the 36-hole PAT, you must achieve a 36-hole score within 15 shots of the course rating. For example, if the course rating is 72, the target score for the 36 holes would be 159 (72 x 2 – 144 +15 – 159).
|36 Hole PAT Target Score||18 Hole Target Score||Target Score to Register as an Associate|
|Course Rating for 36 holes + 15||(36 PAT Score/2)||(36 PAT Score/2) + 5|
The 36-hole PAT remains valid during the Acceptable Progress period. An individual who enters the PGA Professional Golf Management Program after achieving only option (b) above, must pass the 36-hole PAT prior registering for the Level 3 Checkpoint. In order pass the 36-hole PAT, you must achieve a 36-hole score within 15 shots of the course rating. For example, if the course rating is 72, the target score for the 36-holes would be 159 (72 x 2 = 144 + 15 = 159). This competition is normally conducted in one day.