2017 Playing Ability Tests


Watch for 2017 Additional Venues Coming Soon!



Date Venue Registration Link
May 1, 2017 Potowomut Golf Club, East Greenwich, RI Registration Info
May 23, 2017 Dunegrass Golf Club, Old Orchard Beach, ME Registration Info
June 14, 2017 Stonebridge Country Club, Goffstown, NH Registration Info
Sept. 7, 2017 Beaver Meadow GC, Concord, NH Registration Info
Oct. 3, 2017 The Brookside Club, Bourne, MA Registration Info


About the Playing Ability Test


Passing the PAT is not an entrance requirement into the PGA Professional Golf Management Program, but the PAT must be passed prior to an individual registering for the Level 3 Checkpoint. The PAT remains valid during the Acceptable Progress period, and is considered
valid if passed within two years prior to registration into the PGM Program. In order to be successful, you must achieve a 36-hole score within 15 shots of the course rating. For example, if the course rating were 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.


One of the following must be completed to register into the PGA Professional Golf Management Program:
a. Pass the Player’s Ability Test or;
b. Attempt the PAT at least once within the two 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 two years.

Table of Contents

1 - 2017 Playing Ability Tests
2 - 2017 PAT Registration
3 - Rules and Regulations
4 - PAT Host Site Requirements