This article was written by Griff Jayne, a Senior at Furman University. The NCCGA is operated by Nextgengolf, a subsidiary of the PGA of America. The NCCGA National Championship is a Player Ability Test (PAT) optional round. This is Griff's journey from when he first decided he wanted to work in golf to his decision to take the PAT at the Fall 2019 National Championship at WinStar Golf Club in Thackerville, Oklahoma. For more information about the PAT or the NCCGA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.