Congratulations to TRITEC Vice President Martin DePasquale’s son Stephen, on passing his PGA Playing Ability Test (PAT); on his first try! For those of you who don’t know, the PAT is a measure of golfing ability. It means PGA Professionals have the skills needed to teach and grow the game, and by passing, Stephen can now become a PGA Professional when he graduates from college.
Stephen is currently a freshman at Penn State University, majoring in the PGA Golf Management Program and has four years to pass this PAT, and is required to pass prior to graduation from the University.
In order pass the 36-hole PAT, you must achieve a 36-hole score within 15 shots of the course rating. The course rating for the Penn State Blue Course is a 72.3. For non-golfers this may sound relatively simple, but less than 20% of people who take the test achieve a passing score. Stephen shot a 77 on his first round and a 74 on the second round bringing his cumulative score to 151, 8 shots under a passing score. Congratulations to Stephen on passing this first monumental step to what is sure will be a phenomenal career in the professional golf industry.