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It’s All About the Team

Posted by Kristin Arnold on October 16, 2007

“It’s all about the Team” says Robert MacGregor, ABC’s High School Athlete of the Week. A stellar golfer, Robert happens to be the captain of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Golf Team – the same school my daughter, Marina, goes to.

Curious. As a fellow golfer, I tend to believe that golf is a rather individual sport. Sure, you can play with others, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to.

Robert’s coach, George Malenich elaborates further: “He takes care of the underclassman; he drives them back and forth to practice. Anybody who needs anything from him, he’s always there.”  Shuttling underclassmen isn’t about golf, either. What defines Robert’s teamwork is not what he does ON the golf course, but what does in support of others, so they can play golf as well.

Question: What do you do to support your team mates?