Playing Ability Test

Playing 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 Playing Ability Test (PAT) in 2018. 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 2018 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 a Candidate for Membership (CFM) with the PGA of Canada: 

Pass the PAT CFM Target Score to register as a CFM:

  • 36-holes (two 18-hole rounds) of stroke play golf. The PAT CFM Target Score to register as a Candidate for Membership is two (2) times the course rating plus 20 strokes.
  • Must pass the Class A P.A.T. Score (two (2) 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 Class A Score to register as a CFM: 

  • 36-holes (two 18-hole rounds) of stroke play golf. The PAT Class “A” Target 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 candidates may try again the following season and, if successful, will be accepted into the PACE program. They 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, 2018**

2018 Alberta PAT Dates

Location 2018 Date (Start time) Cost Standard of Acceptance Tee Markers

Registration
Deadline

 Alberta Springs GR

May 22 (10:00am)
May 23 (8:00am)

Final Results

$275 (GST included)

CFM Target Score
160 (Men), 160 (Ladies)

Class A Target Score
155 (Men), 155 (Ladies)

Men:
Blue (approx. 6,356 yards)

Women:
Red (approx. 5,141 yards)

May 9, 2018
Lynx Ridge GC June 12 (2:30pm)
June 13 (11am)

Final Results
$275

CFM Target Score
159 (Men), 159 (Ladies)

Class A Target Score
154 (Men), 154 (Ladies)

Men:
White (approx. 6,160 yards)

Women:
Red (approx. 5,140 yards)

May 30, 2018
Wolf Creek GR

July 3 (4:00pm)
July 4 (11:00am)

Final Results

$275 

CFM Target Score
157 (Men), 156 (Ladies)

Class A Target Score
152 (Men), 151 (Ladies)

Men:
Silver (approx. 6,000 yards)

Women:
White (approx. 5,000 yards)

June 20, 2018
The Ranch G&CC

August 6 (11:30am)
August 7  (11:20am)

Final Results 

 $275

CFM Target Score 
161 (Men), 159 (Ladies)

Class A Target Score
156 (Men), 154 (Ladies)

Men:
Blue (approx. 6,100 yards)

Women:
Red (approx. 5,000 yards)

Extended
July 30, 2018
Alberta Springs GR

August 27 (10:00am)
August 28 (8:00am)

Final Results

$275

CFM Target Score
160 (Men), 160 (Ladies)

Class A Target Score
155 (Men), 155 (Ladies)

Men:
Blue (approx. 6,356 yards)

Women:
Red (approx. 5,141 yards)

Extended to
August 20, 2018

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

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