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PAT Schedule

Become a PGA Member

There are three pathways that lead to PGA membership:

While the associate and university programs differ in significant ways, both pathways require completion of the same PGA PGM curriculum, work experience, PGA Playing Ability Test, and employment or internship requirements.

The courses cover content and activities every PGA Professional should know and be able to demonstrate when they enter the profession as a PGA member.

The Reciprocity test-out option is available for either current or former LPGA Class A Tour Player members or current LPGA Class A Teaching and Club Professional division members only.

The first few steps can be found below. For more information and questions feel free to contact the MAPGA’s Membership Director Kristine Alonso at (540) 784-4723 or call 1-800-4PGAPRO.

1. Complete a Background Check
2. Register and test out of an online pre-qualifying course
3. Satisfy the Playing Ability Test (PAT) requirement. The MAPGA PAT schedule is listed below.
4. Register into the PGA PGM associate program.

Click here to get started!

Associate Orientation

Once you are a registered Associate, you must attend an Associate Orientation if you desire to participate in Section tournaments. All Orientations are conducted at the MAPGA Section office and cost $25.00 to attend. You will take a 50 question rules test that will determine if you earn your playing privileges within the Section. Below are the Orientation dates for 2021. Please contact Kristine Alonso at the Section office to register (540) 784-4723 or kalonso@pgahq.com.

  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10th
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 7th
  • THURSDAY, MAY 26th
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st
  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st

To register for a PAT please click here or call PGA National at 1-800-474-2776. Registration links for each site will be available soon.

The MAPGA does not take registration for PAT’s.

Tee times will be posted one week before the event.

Date & Site Fee Phone Number & Registration
April 5th
PAT CC of Petersburg
Petersburg, VA
Registration Fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf cart, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: (804) 733-4451
April 19th
PAT Great Hope GC
Westover, MD
Registration Fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf cart, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: (410) 651-5900
May 23rd
PAT Ruggles GC
Proving Ground, MD
Registration Fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf cart, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: (410) 278-4794
June 20th
PAT Meadowbrook GC
Chesterfield, VA
Registration Fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf cart, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: (804)-275-7865
July 18th
PAT Old Trail GC
Crozet, VA
Registration Fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf cart, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: (434) 823-8101
August 1st
PAT Montgomery CC
Gaithersburg, MD
Registration Fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf cart, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: (240) 912-9515
August 8th
PAT Hobbs Hole GC
Tappahannock, VA
Registration Fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf cart, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: (804)-443-4500
August 15th
PAT Stoneleigh G & CC
Round Hill, VA
Registration Fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf cart, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: (540)-338-4653
September 6th
PAT Eaglewood GC
Langley AFB, VA
Registration Fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf cart, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: (757)-764-4547
September 12th
PAT Clustered Spires GC
Frederick, MD
Registration Fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf cart, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: (301) 600-1295
October 11th
PAT Ocean Pines GC
Ocean Pines, MD
Registration Fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf cart, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: (410) 641-6057
October 17th
PAT Sleepy Hole GC
Suffolk, VA
Registration Fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf cart, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: (757)-538-4100