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Pickering Glen Playing Ability Test
Play Ability Test
Pickering Glen Golf Club
August 20, 2024 10:30:00 AM
Registration Deadline
August 13, 2024
# Registered
1 / 54

PGA of Ontario Playing Ability Test
Pickering Glen Golf Club 

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 (18 holes)

Register and Pay $175.00 plus HST by Tuesday, August 13, 2024

PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to PGA of Ontario verified Applicants up until the deadline, at which point if spots are remaining, they will be awarded to out-of-zone verified applicants on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are an out-of-zone applicant interested in attempting in Ontario, please contact Stacey Hewett at to be put on a wait list.


Applicants (Men) Blue Long Tees

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

Men <49 – Rating 70.5, 6204 Yards - Target Score = 80
Men >50 – Rating 70.5, 6204 Yards - Target Score = 82

Applicants (Women) Orange Long Tees

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

Women <49 – Rating 70.9, 5211 Yards - Target Score = 84
Women >50 – Rating 70.9, 5211 Yards - Target Score = 86

For Golfers with Different Abilities, click here to learn more

Successful applicants 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. 

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

Stacey Hewett
Member Services
PGA of Ontario

Pickering Glen Golf Club - 230 7th Concession Rd, Pickering, ON L1Y 1A2  Directions/Map

This is an 18-hole stroke play Playing Ability Test

Maximum of fifty-four (54) available spots taken on a first come first served basis.


Tuesday, August 20, 2024 10:30 am Straight tee times



  • Spectators are welcome - 2 per player maximum.

Players are asked to check in at the 1st tee no less than 5 minutes prior to their tee time.

There is no driving range on site.  The club has hitting nets in place that would allow two (2) players to hit balls before hand.


  • The participant can call (905-294-4000) the Pro Shop 7 days in advance, weekday only, and book under the P.A.T rounds. Price would be $55.00 + HST which is our 3 pm twilight. 1 round per participant at a reduced price.


  • Carts are not included.  Players must adhere to the host facility cart rules.
  • The cost is $21.00 plus HST


  1. List of Conforming Driver Heads: Model Local Rule G-1 is in effect.
    Penalty for making a stroke with a club in breach of this Local Rule: Disqualification.
  2. Groove and Punch Mark Specifications: Model Local Rule G-2 is in effect.
    Penalty for making a stroke with a club in breach of this Local Rule: Disqualification.
  3. List of Conforming Golf Balls: Model Local Rule G-3 is in effect.
    Penalty for making a stroke with a ball in breach of this Local Rule: Disqualification.
  4. Replacing Club that is Broken or Significantly Damaged – Model Local Rule G-9 is in effect.
    Penalty for Breach of Local Rule – See Rule 4.1b.

Note: An updated List of Conforming Clubs and Balls is available by clicking here.

A player may obtain distance information by using a device that: MEASURES DISTANCE ONLY
However, if a distance measuring device has additional functionality that can gauge or measure other conditions that might affect a player’s play (e.g. elevation change, wind speed, etc.), the use of any such additional function would be a breach of Rule 4.3a.

During a round, a player must not listen to or watch content of any nature on a personal audio or video device. Rule 4.3
Penalty for Breach of Rule 4.3

  1.     Penalty for first breach from single act or related acts: Two Strokes
  2.     Penalty for second breach unrelated to first breach: Disqualification

Competitors may walk or make arrangements with the host club for the use of a motorized 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 before confirmation of tournament acceptance unless those arrangements can be cancelled without penalty.

Competitors must adhere to the PGA of Ontario Dress Code which is also available in the competitor registration package. In addition, all golf shirts must be tucked in and hats pointed forward.

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.


Stroke Play Event Alcohol Policy

  • The consumption of alcohol before or during any PGA of Ontario stroke play event or Playing Ability Test is strictly prohibited. Violation of this policy is considered conduct unbecoming of a Member of the PGA of Ontario, and swift penalty will be issued by the Tournament Captain and PGA of Ontario office.

Team Event Alcohol Policy

  • The PGA of Ontario is launching a pilot project regarding team events which will allow the purchase of alcohol from the host facility during team events only. This policy will be reviewed following each event and if any issues arise (including, but not limited to, professional conduct, alcohol abuse, or liability), this policy will be revoked immediately. Penalties will be issued based on any Professional violating Liquor Laws and/or our professional code of conduct.

Drug Policy

  • The PGA of Ontario will abide by each facility's drug policy.

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


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