While I love golf, I have played my fair share of team sports so I always encourage my coaches to incorporate team challenges instead of individual challenges to make it interesting. Team challenges foster collaboration. It is fun to watch a group of strong personalities determine the playing order because each one thinks they should be first but eventually reason prevails. Occasionally, a group of passive players is formed and no one wants to take the lead. In these cases, I have to offer some helpful advice to move things along. I especially enjoy watching the golfers collaborate when they are grouped with golfers they have not spent a lot time with in class.
When the golfers collaborate they have to work together to complete the skills challenge. If they are observant during practice rounds they have the opportunity to determine how to best use the talents on their team to succeed. One golfer may be a great long putter while another excels at the short putt. One golfer could be clutch at chipping while another has a great drive. One golfer, may be awesome at encouragement and another in leadership.
Each golfer has their own talents just like the people in our lives. It is important to create a team of go-to people around you to help you become your best self. You need people who can offer good advice and you need people who can help you improve in your skills so you can accomplish your goals. When the right people are working in the correct roles, collaboration is easier.