Eleven Applicants Meet PAT Target Scores In Kootenays

FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS, British Columbia — Eleven participants in the PGA of BC Playing Ability Test (PAT) held at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort were successful in achieving their target scores.

The PAT featured 14 applicants attempting to record an 18-hole round at or below a predetermined score relative to course rating and based upon their age and gender, which is a requirement for non-exempt applicants to become a PGA of Canada Professional.

Applicable target scores for those participating were as follows:

  • Males aged 49 & younger: 79
  • Males aged 50 & older: 81
  • Females aged 50 & older: 84

Congratulations to the following applicants who were successful in achieving their respective PAT target scores, listed alphabetically:

  • Danyel Bourgeois (Kimberley Golf Club)
  • Mei yuan Chen (Golf Mecca Junior Academy)
  • Brad Elliott (Fairview Mountain Golf Club)
  • Brett Emsland (Breaking Par Golf Academy)
  • Cam Fergusson (Salt Spring Island Golf Club)
  • Scott Merriam (Cranbrook Golf Club)
  • Jack Nordquist (Windermere Valley Golf Course)
  • Clay O’Dell (Northview Golf & Country Club)
  • Brett Reeves (Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club)
  • Gurkirat Singh (Victoria Academy of Golf)
  • Burno Vieira (Tsawwassen Springs Golf)

By demonstrating their high standard of skill on the resort’s Riverside Course, the successful applicants took an important step toward achieving membership as an Apprentice Professional within the PGA of Canada.

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One final PGA of BC-administered PAT is scheduled for 2021, taking place Sept. 7 at Belmont Golf Course. This PAT is now at capacity; please contact Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the event waitlist.

Current and prospective applicants may visit www.pgaofcanada.com/join for full details on how to become a member of the PGA of Canada.