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PAT – Professional & Amateur Event Score Consideration

Scores from the first two individual stroke play competition rounds of a PGA Qualified Professional Tour golf tournament, collegiate golf tournament (Division I, II, III, NAIA, NCCGA and Junior College), PGA National or Section Professional or Amateur Event, a State Open, State Amateur and State High School Championship and 36-hole qualifiers administered by the United States Golf Association or R&A, or AJGA administered events that meet the minimum yardage qualifications for PAT’s may be used to satisfy the 36-hole PGA Playing Ability Test requirement, provided the individual was age 16 or over at the time of participation.

For PGA Associates and PGA Students, two 18‐hole scores from rounds played in PGA sanctioned events (National, Section, Chapter, or PGA Golf Management University that restrict participation to PGA Members, Associates, and/or PGA Students) that qualify as a PAT attempt, may be combined within a one-year period of each other to fulfill the 36‐hole PAT requirement.

For participants of standard 36-hole PGA Section operated PAT events, two 18-hole scores may be combined from more than one PAT event within a one-year period from each other to fulfill the 36-hole requirement.

Playing Ability Test validity would extend eight years past the date of passing.  Applicants would be responsible for submitting documentation of scores, yardage, and course rating to verify Playing Ability Test eligibility, and all PGA minimum standards for the Playing Ability Test must be met. Events must be at least 36-hole events to qualify.  PGA Qualified Professional Tour is defined by a regular and continuous series of events for Professionals accepted at the discretion of PGA of America.

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