October 1, 2021
Galloway, New Jersey, USA
Seaview, A Dolce Hotel
Q. Jodi Ewart Shadoff, that was a pretty good round. On one hand maybe kind of boring, but will you take an eagle and a bunch of birdies as a round?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Absolutely, yeah. It was very steady. Holed a lot of good putts today, so all in all, good day.
Q. Tell me about your eagle if you don't mind.
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Yeah, I had really good hybrid from about 200 yards and was about 10 feet away. Yeah, it was nice to get one to drop early. I think that really started the momentum going for me.
Q. And then you kept the momentum going with a couple more birdies. Tell us about those.
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Yeah, I had one on 9. Got up and down from the back of the green.
I had a really good one on 5, too. Tough pin on that ridge.
And then a good closing birdie on the last hole. Yeah, good finish.
Q. About how far was the birdie on 18?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: I hit the green in two, so about 50 feet, and just knocked it up there to a foot.
So I'll take that.
Q. Did you feel you had this round in you coming into today?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Yeah, it's been coming. I had a really good second round last week in Arkansas. I been working on a few things mentally and I worked really hard on the putting green this week, so I'm starting to see things pay off.
Q. What have you been working on mentally? What does that mean to you to work on your mental game?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Yeah, you know, this year hasn't been the greatest for me, and I think been working on a lot breathing just to settle me down. Just saying in my routine today was really important; I did that.
I have to give myself a pat on the back for doing that today. I stuck to the process, and it paid off.
Q. Do you work with a mental coach?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: I do, yeah, his name is Seth Pepper.
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Uh-huh.
Q. So it's got to feel good then to see it coming together.
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Yeah, it is. Coming to the end of the season, so hopefully I can keep this going tomorrow. I had a little switch on the putter grip today and really enjoying that today.
So holed some really good par putts, and hopefully just keep the momentum going tomorrow.
Q. So I've got to ask, what were you using and what are you doing now and why did you change?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: I went from left home low to like the Tommy Fleetwood Claw pencil grip. It's just helping me release the putt a lot better, and it's given me a lot more consistency with that six-feet range.
Q. You were playing late today. You're going to play early tomorrow. How will this course be different do you think?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: I think probably a little bit softer in the morning. You know it's really starting to firm up and I think the greens will be running a little bit truer in the morning too with the poana. I don't think it'll change drastically, so all depends what the wind is doing.
Q. You mentioned just a few weeks left in the season. What are your goals as we start winding down 2021?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: My goal really is to stick to my plan and process and not to get too far ahead of myself. It's just one shot, one round at a time. I can't really control the outcome of what's going on.
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