Golf as a Team Building Exercise

Whether you are part of a work team, athletic team, or a charity, working towards a goal as a cohesive unit is important to success. Sometimes, people have a tough time working together in the board room or out in the field and they need a way to get back to basics. Golf is a great way to connect because it takes the focus off a serious matter and gets people together working toward a common (fun!) goal. It also is a great way to connect in a manner "outside" of working, for when you simply need a break to connect with your team on a personal level.

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Just as on the job, your golfing team will comprise people of very different skill sets. Working together to enhance each person’s strengths for the common good is an excellent reinforcer. Team-building exercises help to strengthen the professional bonds between employees and other members of a team. Corporate activities without a business focus can be valuable in crafting a workplace atmosphere of cooperation, loosening the corporate dress code and creating situations where people learn about each other and find out how to work better as a team, points out the Houston Chronicle.

The way in which golf is structured makes it a beneficial and creative team-building exercise. Each individual shot needs the utmost attention to detail, backed by strategy and technique to get the ball in the hole. Mixing and matching the teams with varying levels of skill will ensure those who are stronger at the sport can lift up the others.

Some of the most productive ways to socialize with coworkers are through events or activities that are "outside" of the work environment. This can help co-workers build “smart” camaraderie. They make work interactions more enjoyable, which in turn increases the level of productivity, says Forbes.

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While there are many formats to engage your team, a “links and drinks” activity gives everyone ample time to take in a round of golf, followed by a meeting, followed by drinks and socializing. Skills challenges are also fun, but be careful; you don’t want to put the focus on competing rather than team building.

From the golf course to the putting island to the Quarry Grill Restaurant, Bucks Run makes an ideal meeting spot for golfers and team builders of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re a part of a sports team, work team or charity, golf is an undisputed team building exercise that can reap many rewards.

The Quarry Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner starting at 11AM, so why not meet up with your team and fuel up before or after your tee time? Contact Bucks Run today to see how we can bring your team together.
Posted by admin at Jul 31, 2018 Category: Other
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Team Building