Tricks on how to pass the PAT test in Golf

January 18, 2016

PAT is the abbreviation for Playing Ability Test in Golf. Many people are not familiar with this test but it is an important test for golf players. It helps golf players to test their levels, to see if they are making any progression or not so that they can re-arrange their practising schedule. Like you learn any other things such as cooking, foreign languages, or sports, you need a standard to base on and control your own playing and practising paces. It is similar to when you are at schools, you have midterm and final term tests to pass.

You have to prepare for it and try your best to pass a certain number. In Golf PAT test, you don’t need to do Maths but you need to makes different shots and make sure the numbers of shots that got into the holes must meet the requirements of the test. The formula to calculate the number of hole you have to hit is various from one to another but your testers will inform you about it. The problem here is that the test is so difficult to pass. Only a third of the participants pass it and some even have to take the test many times before they can pass it. Because of this, some experts have some up with some tricks and practise routes aiming for students to easily pass the test.

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What group are you in?

Like learning any new things, the trainers need to know well about you and your abilities or your levels before they can come up with a suitable tactic plan for your. Before introduce to you about the strategics moves to pass the PAT test, we would like you to test yourselves of which group are you in at the moment. According to experts, there are three main groups: with 18 holes to hit, if you score at 85 up to 100 then you are in Group 1, similar to this if you got from 78 to 84 scores then you are in Group 2 and the rest is in Group 3. Once we have decide which group you are in, we will then come up with a practising schedule in four weeks for each individual so that they have their own targets rather than playing with no specific aim at all. After the sessions, you may see how far you have improved from your first entry test. You can express your target to your trainers and they will help you to make a detailed plan for your level and tell you how long can you reach to the target. The first session is followed by other training sessions. These sessions focus on each technique and swings or shots, in different geographical conditions so that you are fully prepared for every issues you may have in the test.

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Who should take PAT tests

If you are playing golf like a personal hobby then you may not need to pay attention too much to this test. It is more suitable for people who want to build their career on golf and being professional players or golf trainers. However, despite the original aim of this test, you still want to take these tactics and strategic moves for better scores. You know where you are and then you know what to do to improve your performance especially when you are working with a personal trainer. It has no harm for you to follow these tips in your games because it will not fail you.

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