Kentucky PGA

Become a PGA Member

The PGA Golf Management Program provides world-class training for aspiring golf professionals by offering skill-based training programs that provide state-of-the-art skills and knowledge. Graduates of this program will become outstanding golf professionals who provide exceptional service to their customers, employers, fellow professionals and the game of golf.

In order to become a PGA member, you will need to become a registered Associate and go through the PGA education program.

The PGA Golf Management University Program, a 4.5- to 5-year college curriculum for aspiring PGA Professionals is offered at 20 PGA accredited universities nationwide.

The PGA Playing Ability Test must be completed within the two years prior to the registration date in the PGA Professional Golf Management Program.

Become a PGA Associate

The first few steps of becoming a PGA Associate can be found below.  For more information and questions feel free to contact the Kentucky PGA’s Senior Director of Member Services at or (502) 243-8295.

1. Complete a Background Check – Click Here
2. Satisfy the Playing Ability Test (PAT) requirement. Click Here.  The KPGA PAT schedule is listed at the bottom of this page.
3. Register into the PGA Associate program.  Click Here

Associates can test their knowledge and get items to help them through their PGA education by visiting our Associate Training page.

Enroll in the EKU PGA Golf Management Program

Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond is the only university in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennesee, Illinois, Virginia, Missouri, and West Virginia to offer an accredited PGA Golf Management program. The Kentucky PGA Section is proud to partner with EKU and grow the golf industry by introducing young men and women to the exciting opportunities a career in golf can present.




Playing Ability Test

The PGA Playing Ability Test must be completed within eight years of starting the PGA Professional Golf Management Program. Be sure to read the Playing Ability Test Policies and Procedures.

2023 PAT Schedule

To register for a PAT please CLICK HERE or call PGA National at 1-800-474-2776

*Golf House Kentucky does not take registration fees for PAT's

Golf House Kentucky Sponsors

About Golf House Kentucky

Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Contact Us

1116 Elmore Just Drive
Louisville, Kentucky 40245
(502) 243-8295