How do I get into LPGA?

Answered by Cody Janus

To get into the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association), there are several requirements and steps you need to take. Here is a detailed guide on how to pursue a career in the LPGA:

First and foremost, you need to check your eligibility. The LPGA has specific criteria that players must meet to be eligible for membership. These criteria include age, playing ability, and citizenship requirements. Visit the LPGA website or contact their membership department to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Once you have confirmed your eligibility, you will need to fill out a Member Interest Form. This form is typically available on the LPGA website or can be obtained by contacting their membership department. The form will require you to provide personal information, including your contact details and golfing background.

One of the key requirements to join the LPGA is passing the Playing Ability Test (PAT). The PAT is a golf tournament conducted by the LPGA to assess your playing skills. It consists of 36 holes played over two days, and you must achieve a specific score to pass. The PAT is designed to ensure that players have the necessary skills to compete at the professional level. The LPGA provides further details about the PAT, including registration and scoring guidelines on their website.

To support your application, you will need to submit two letters of recommendation. These letters should be from a member of the LPGA, PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association), or other accredited golf organization. The letters should highlight your golfing skills, character, and potential as a professional golfer. It is important to choose individuals who can provide a strong endorsement of your abilities.

After completing the Member Interest Form, passing the PAT, and obtaining letters of recommendation, you can proceed with the application process. The LPGA will provide you with an application package that includes all the necessary forms and instructions. It is important to carefully review and complete all the required documents, ensuring that you provide accurate and detailed information.

Once your application is submitted, the LPGA will review it to determine your eligibility and suitability for membership. This review process may take some time, so it is important to be patient and follow up with the LPGA if necessary. They may also conduct interviews or request additional information during this stage.

If your application is approved, you will be notified by the LPGA. You will then need to complete any remaining membership requirements, such as paying membership fees. Once all requirements are fulfilled, you will officially become a member of the LPGA.

As a member of the LPGA, you will be required to meet certain ongoing requirements, such as maintaining your playing ability and adhering to the LPGA’s code of conduct. The LPGA provides resources and support to its members to help them succeed in their professional golf careers.

Getting into the LPGA requires meeting eligibility criteria, passing the Playing Ability Test, obtaining letters of recommendation, completing the application process, and fulfilling ongoing membership requirements. It is a rigorous process that requires dedication, skill, and a passion for the sport. Good luck on your journey to joining the LPGA!