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2021 Lowville Playing Ability Test
Play Ability Test
Lowville Golf Club
August 19, 2021
Registration Deadline
July 26, 2021
# Registered
24 / 24

Lowville PAT at capacity, please email Stacey Hewett to be added to the wait list.


Please note: In order to be eligible to register for a Playing Ability Test you must be a “Verified” Applicant.

In order to be “Verified” you must have submitted the following items:

  • 2021 PGA of Canada Terms of Agreement
  • Proof of Age
  • Proof of Employment
  • Reference Letter(s)  
    • To provide a reference letter from your employer/direct report
    • To provide a reference letter from a Class “A” Member

This Playing Ability Test will be run in conjunction with the PGA of Ontario Apprentice Championship and tee times will begin once the Apprentice Championship field has teed off.   Approximate first tee time is 12:50 PM

This PGA of Ontario Playing Ability Test has a maximum of Twenty-four (24) available spots and will be taken on a first come first served basis

Register and Pay $150.00 plus HST by August 8, 2021

Male Applicants – Gold Tees

Male < 49 years old – course rating plus     9    
Male > 50 years old – course rating plus    11

Male <49 – Rating 69.3, 6156 Yards - Target Score = 78
Male >50 – Rating 69.3, 6156 Yards - Target Score = 80

Female Applicants – White Tees

Female < 49 years old – course rating plus 13
Female > 50 years old – course rating plus 15

Female <49 – Rating 69.6, 5342 Yards - Target Score = 83
Female >50 – Rating 69.6, 5342 Yards - Target Score = 85

Applicants who are successful will be sent by email the Apprentice Professional application package.  Completed packages must be submitted no later than 30 days after completing the PAT.

The PGA of Ontario reserves the right without notice to change/adjust the number of spots available based on time of year, weather, interest, and government health/club guidelines. 

The PGA of Ontario reserves the right without notice to adjust the format based on time of year, weather and government health/club guidelines.

Any questions regarding this Playing Ability Test can be directed to:

Stacey Hewett
Member Services
PGA of Ontario


  1. Golf Canada's Rules of Golf will govern all play. The PGA of Ontario Tournament Rules Committee shall have the final decision on all claims and disputes.  The competition is deemed to have closed when the trophy has been presented to the winner or, in the absence of a prize ceremony, when all scores have been approved by the Committee.  
  2. Only brands of golf balls on the most current List of Conforming Golf Balls may be used.
  3. Any driver selected for play must have a clubhead that is listed on the most current List of Conforming Driver Heads.

Competitors may walk or make arrangements with the host club for use of a motorize golf cart.  Players must adhere to the host facility cart rules.  

The PGA of Ontario assumes no responsibility for entrants' travel arrangements. The PGA of Ontario advises entrants not to book travel or room arrangements prior to confirmation of tournament acceptance unless those arrangements can be cancelled without penalty.

The Local Rule for groove and punch mark specifications, effective January 1, 2010, has been adopted as a condition of competition for all PGA of Ontario events. For full details on the groove and punch mark specifications, please visit:

 Competitors must adhere to the PGA of Ontario Dress Code which is also available in the competitor registration package.

All players in a group must be present and READY TO PLAY at the time laid down by the Committee.  The order of play is not relevant.  READY TO PLAY is defined as being on or near the player's first tee accompanied with the necessary equipment needed to put a ball in play.  Notification by a PGA of Ontario Rules Official will be given to late starters on the first tee or as soon as practicable.

The PGA of Ontario has adopted the Canadian Anti-Doping Program set by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.  For further information please visit


  • Masks are required to enter the Clubhouse


  • Stay home if:
    • You are feeling unwell,
    • You have traveled outside Canada within the past 14 days,
    • You have a new or worsening cough or fever,
    • You have been advised by a medical professional to self-isolate.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Practice respiratory etiquette, including coughing and sneezing into your arm. Dispose of tissues immediately into trash receptacles.


  • Bunker rakes, benches and ball washers have been removed from the course.
  • No rakes are in the bunkers so please repair your footprints by using your feet.  If a player’s ball ends up in a footprint or unmaintained area of the bunker, they are entitled to mark, lift and place within 6″ no closer to the hole.  If a player’s ball is originally plugged in an unmaintained area of the bunker, they must re-plug the ball within 6″ no closer to the hole.


  • The flag will remain in at all times – DO NOT REMOVE THE FLAG!
  • A mechanism to safely retrieve golf balls from holes without touching flagsticks has been installed. All golfers are asked to refrain from touching the flagsticks.


  • Caddies are not permitted at this time.


  • Spectators are not permitted at this time.

Players are asked to check-in at the 1st tee no less than 5 minutes prior to their tee time, while maintaining physical distance.  


  • No exchange of scorecards between players before or after their round; final score verification will take place verbally
  • A final scoring area will be established using social distancing measures whereby you can check your scores and your playing partner can attest to them.
  • You will be asked to re-read your scores to your playing partners and to our team for verification.
  • Please sign your own scorecard on the LEFT SIDE to attest for your playing partner’s score
  • Please sign your own scorecard on the RIGHT SIDE to verify your own score that has been read by your scorer.  
  • Drop your scorecard into the box provided when all scores are verified.  
  • Scoring will be final once you have submitted your scorecard.
  • Final results will be available online

Carts are not included.  Players must adhere to the host facility cart rules.

Single $25+HST / Shared $17.70+HST


  • Should a weather event take place that requires golfers to evacuate the golf course, please return to your personal vehicles immediately following a suspension of play in an effort to prohibit large gatherings.


Cart Information

  • Shared carts if possible and based on availability
  • Carts will be immediately sanitized after being stationed
  • Players will be responsible for cleaning garbage out of their cart at the end of their round
  • After the round carts will have access to the parking lot and then be guided by club staff to the cart sanitary station.

Washroom Information

  • Clubhouse washrooms are open  
  • Please use the pub entrance

Clubhouse Access Information

  • Masks are required when entering any indoor facilities on the property
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances
  • Please access the clubhouse using the pub entrance

Golf Shop Services/Purchases

  • Proshop is open with a maximum number of golfers
  • It is requested that golfers purchase what they need so other patrons can access the shop
  • Credit/debit only – NO CASH

Food and Beverage Access Information

  • Access to food and beverage is open and can be accessed before and/or after play
  • Credit/debit only – NO CASH
  • Please remain masked until seated

COVID-19 Protocols are subject to change.  Players will be notified of any changes prior to the Lowville Playing Ability Test.

Registration is closed.