I don't really think captaincy on the course is a big factor. Of course, if you have a very young golfer who has never played match-play type golf, then it might help to guide them, but most golfers at this level have played enough stroke and match play that it doesn't really matter. Plus, I do believe that seeing the scoreboard to have your captain and possibly idol for many of these golfers, leading, is more inspiration than him talking to you
The Red, White and Blue format is fun as well. You get to play 6 (or whatever number) from each set of tees. You choose which ones. You can have all reachable par 5s or some drivable par 4s or short Par 3s. You pick.
iacas There are are days that it can feel like putting into the Grans Canyon but there are also days where it feels like putting into a thimble.
The Alternate shot was really eye opening. Trying to score from the trees, 220 in the rough or behind a bunker to a tucked pin is hard!!! It gave me a new respect for my boring fairways and greens style.