APRIL 8, 2021
ABBOTSFORD, BC (PGA of British Columbia) – Six applicants to the PGA of Canada took an important step in furthering their golf-industry careers on Wednesday by passing the Playing Ability Test (PAT) conducted by the PGA of BC at Ledgeview Golf Club.
Wednesday’s PAT saw 26 men and women attempt to achieve their respective target scores over 18 holes in difficult, wet conditions on the Les Furber-designed layout.
Target scores based upon age and gender for the participating applicants were as follows:
- Men aged 49 & younger: 79
- Women aged 49 & younger: 84
- Men aged 50 & older: 81
Congratulations to the following applicants who were successful in meeting their target scores, listed alphabetically:
- Wes Driessen (Chilliwack Golf Club)
- Patrik Ericson (Valley Golf Centre)
- Steven Hayes (Point Grey Golf & Country Club)
- Ryan Hunt (University Golf Club)
- Daniel Hyun (Valley Golf Centre)
- Nara Kim (The Vancouver Golf Club)
Having satisfied their playing-ability requirements to join the PGA of Canada, each of the six individuals are now eligible to complete their applications to become Apprentice Professionals within the Association.
As this event served a process in employment-related certification, the Association determined it to be a work-related function for the purpose of essential travel. However, Wednesday’s PAT observed a number of precautions to safeguard participating applicants, PGA of BC administration team members, and patrons and staff at Ledgeview Golf Club in light of ongoing public-health circumstances. This included limiting participation to applicants based within the Lower Mainland region in accordance with British Columbia’s current travel advisory.
The PGA of BC intends to administer four more PAT opportunities during the 2021 season, each to take place in a different region of the province. The next scheduled PAT is set for June 9 at Rivershore Golf Links in Kamloops. Current and prospective applicants may visit www.pgaofcanada.com/join to view the 2021 PAT schedule and find registration links for each test.
For more information, please contact:
Membership & Events Manager, PGA of BC