TeamMav / BirdiesForEducation Update

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Unfortunately, not every update can bring good news. Going back to February, I tore my anterior sterno-clavicular ligament at Pebble Beach. After taking three weeks off and working with my team, I felt well enough to play, making my first two cuts back. As the summer progressed, I probably got a little over-ambitious with my playing schedule, culminating in a 4-out-of-5 stretch. The rough up in Canada was extremely thick; I missed a few too many fairways, and left with an aggravated shoulder and a realization that golf is hard, but extremely hard when you’re not 100%.

I have consulted with many PTs, doctors and biomechanics experts in addition to my fantastic team, and am going to get the treatment I need over the next few months. I do not foresee myself playing again before the playoffs, and hope to be able to return sometime this fall. But my #1 goal is to be able to tee off January 2024, fully healthy, and moving in a way that will not re-injure myself again.

I am excited to make the best of this time, possibly pursuing my pilot’s instrument rating, enjoying a bit of time with my friends and family, and of course, hitting my PT hard. I know I’ll be chomping at the bit to get back out there when the time is right. 

On behalf of Curriki and BirdiesForEducation, we thank you sincerely for all of your support. This season, in 20 tournaments, I made 248 Birdies. Please click here to visit the Birdies website, and throughout the summer, for updates. Curriki is closing out their fiscal year on June 30, and we would truly appreciate your checking your accounts and making your donations. Please contact Karen Hallstein,, 1-408-655-0233 with any questions. 



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