I used to think that I wanted to birdie every hole! We all want to make birdies and I read (on here somewhere I think) that birdies are overrated. I don’t think they are overrated but I do think that everyone should be ok with par for most holes. In general if you can keep the ball in play then you have a good chance on making par on that hole. It may mean a good chip if you don’t hit the green on your approach or a good two putt from the other side of the green.
One of my strategies while playing is to try think par on every tee box. That gives me two shots on a par 3 to get close enough to make a putt, 3 shots on a par 4 etc. This mental strategy keeps me from firing at pins behind bunkers, and going for shots that I shouldn’t.
What is even better is when I hit one close or make a long putt a birdie allows me to have a bad hole coming up taking off the pressure! Does anyone else have this same point of view while playing? It may be hard for the golfers that are just starting out or really struggling with things but more so the people that can break 90. If you have a sound overall game, then think PAR!