The 36-hole playing ability test for golf is something you must pass if you want to become a PGA Professional.
One of the following must be completed within two years prior to registering into the PGA Professional Golf Management Program:
|36-Hole PAT Target Score||18-Hole Target Score||Target Score to Register as an Apprentice|
|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. 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). This competition is normally conducted in one day. Fewer than 20% of those taking the test achieve a passing score, therefore, it is highly recommended that you work diligently on your game prior to registering for the PAT.
Click here for the PAT schedule and online registration. To register by phone, please contact PGA Membership Services at 1-800-474-2776.
Click here to view PAT policies and procedures.