2018 Playing Ability Tests


Below is the 2018  PAT Schedule.  Tee times will be sent after the deadline for each venue.  If you have any questions, please call the NEPGA office 508.869.0000.






May 8 Kirkbrae CC, 197 Old River Rd., Lincoln, RI 02865 401.333.1303  
May 16 Dunegrass GC, 200 Wild Dunes Way, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 207.934.4513  
June 21 Cranberry Valley GC, 183 Oak St, Harwich, MA 02645 508.430.6234  
July 13 Tater Hill GC, 6802 Popple Dungeon Rd., Chester, VT 05143 802.875.2517  
August 1 Dunegrass GC, 200 Wild Dunes Way, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 207.934.4513  
August 9 Green Hill GC, 1929 Skyline Dr., Worcester, MA 01605 508.799.1359  
October 2 Brookside GC, 11 Brigadoone Rd., Bourne, MA 02532 508.743.4653  


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 - 2018 Playing Ability Tests
2 - 2018 PAT Registration
3 - Rules and Regulations
4 - PAT Host Site Requirements