Make Birdies!

I have been working on a mind frame shift all year on the course. Instead of getting ahead of myself and thinking about what I might shoot, I’m focusing on just making birdies. No matter what happens over the course of a hole, I move right on to the next,doing whatever I can to get the putter in my hand with a chance at birdie. There has been glimmers of this throughout the last month, but today was truly the first time I got it to shift completely. I put a peg in the ground telling myself today that I was going to shoot under par. And as the round progressed, I caught myself getting ahead of the plan once, then end result was a bogey. So I acknowledged the presence of the thought, and refocused on the goal at hand, make birdies! After an even par front, I felt a change right away at the turn and just said “get the putter in you hand and have a chance”. Next thing you know I hit every green on the back nine and fired a -2 70!!

A great reminder today of two themes in my life right now: Progress, not perfection and All or Something.

Workout coming your way tomorrow to kick off the week, goodnight friends!


Published by shawnfarmersese

I'm Shawn, Performance Coach at Golfletica in Bellevue, Wa. I specialize in bringing out the awesome in athletes, especially golfers. 13 years ago I graduated from the home of the 2010 FCS Football Champions (Go Eags!) with a degree in Exercise Science and a broken down body from playing college golf. That lead to my mission to help the world move better, with less pain and killer dance moves. Thanks to the help of my partner in crime Dr. Harry Sese, not only am I playing pain free golf but I get to witness lives change everyday through the power of teamwork. Check out more at our website

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