Play Ability Test

Play Ability Test

All prospective applicants to the PGA of Canada are required to register as an Applicant with the PGA of Canada prior to registering for a Play Ability Test (PAT) in 2019. Once an application has been accepted, the PGA of Canada will notify the PGA of Alberta Office that there is a new applicant who will be attempting a PAT. Once an application has been confirmed by the PGA of Canada, the PGA of Alberta will begin accepting applications for any one of five possible PAT’s in the 2019 season.

PAT exemptions are available, as determined by the PGA of Canada. To see if you qualify for an exemption, click this link. Please note: all other requests for PAT exemptions are reviewed by the Membership Committee and they determine whether or not an exemption is granted.


One of the following must be completed to register as an Apprentice Professional with the PGA of Canada: 

Pass the PAT IN Score to register as an Apprentice Professional :

  • 36-holes (two 18-hole rounds) of stroke play golf. The PAT IN Score to register as an Apprentice Professional is two (2) times the course rating plus 20 strokes.
  • Must pass the PAT Out Score (two times the course rating plus 15 strokes) within 6 years and prior to becoming a Class A Member or must restart the program.

Pass the PAT Out Score to register as an Apprentice Professional : 

  • 36-holes (two 18-hole rounds) of stroke play golf. The PAT Out Score is two (2) times the course rating plus 15 strokes.

Failure to successfully meet either standard will result in the applicant not being accepted. If an applicant is unsuccessful in each of their PAT attempts over the course of a season, those applicants may try again the following season. Successful applicants will pay dues for the upcoming season at that time. They will not receive credit for hours worked in the previous season. Click here for more information on the application process and the steps that need to be taken after becoming a member.

**APPLICANT REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2019**

2019 Alberta PAT Dates

Location 2019 Date
(Start time)
Cost 
(GST included)
Standard of Acceptance Tee
Markers


Registration
Deadline

1. Wolf Creek GR
Links Course

> Final Results

May 23 (12:00pm)
May 24 (11am)
$275 .00

IN Score
161 (Men), 158 (Ladies)

Out Score
156 (Men), 153 (Ladies)

Men:
Links Course - Silver Tees
(6,570 yards approx)
Rating - 70.6

Women:
Links Course - White Tees
(5,180 yards approx)
Rating - 69.1

May 9, 2019

2. RedTail Landing GC

> Final Results

June 3 (2:20pm)
June 4 (9:50am)
$275.00

IN Score
160 (Men), 161 (Ladies)

Out Score
155 (Men), 156 (Ladies)

Men:
White Tees (6,470 yards approx)
Rating - 70.1

Women:
Gold Tees (5,460 yards approx)
Rating - 70.4

May 20, 2019

3. Inglewood G&CC

> Final Results


July 3 (10:20am)
July 25 (11:02am)

$275 .00

IN Score
159 (Men), 158 (Ladies)

Out Score
154 (Men), 153 (Ladies)

Men:
White Tees (6,200 yards approx)
Rating - 69.6

Women:
Gold Tees (5,100 yards approx)
Rating - 68.8

June 19, 2019

4. Lynx Ridge GC

> Final Results


August 6 (1:30pm)
August 7 (11:30am approx)

$275.00

IN Score
159 (Men), 159 (Ladies)

Out Score
154 (Men), 154 (Ladies)

Men:
White Tees (6,160 yards approx)
Rating - 69.3

Women:
Red Tees (5,140 yards approx)
Rating - 69.5

July 30, 2019 

5. Royal Mayfair GC

> Final Results


September 3 (12:40pm)
September 4 (10:00am)

$275.00

IN Score
161 (Men), 164 (Ladies)

Out Score
156 (Men), 159 (Ladies)

Men:
Blue Tees (6,280 yards approx)
Rating - 70.5

Women:
Red Tees (5,410 yards approx)
Rating - 71.9

August 20, 2019

Withdraw Policy
Players who wish to withdraw from a PAT must do so no later than 4:00PM on the Thursday two weeks prior to the event. Please refer to the Withdrawal/Registration Deadline on the PAT page of the website.

  • Withdrawal up to two weeks prior to event, before Withdrawal Deadline = 100% Refund
  • Withdrawal after draw is posted, after Registration Deadline = No Refund

A player who fails to withdraw online or notify the office staff of their withdrawal from an event will not receive a refund of their entry fee.

Once an applicant has registered with the PGA of Canada, they will be invited to create a Player Profile  with the PGA of Alberta.

Click HERE for the complete 2019 P.A.T. Information Package.

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