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One more for just let him swing away.  If he enjoys it enough, he will start to ask.  And I wouldn't worry too much about him developing bad habits, kids can make habit changes rather quickly.   I have coached my son in three different high schools sports.  Golf is the only one I can still beat him at and nothing pisses him off more than me trying to correct something on the golf course.  So I just enjoy the time being with my son.
Getting ready for our club championship so I am just going to play lots of golf this week.  Told the wife I will see her Sunday night but no response yet.  I may also be looking for a place to live!
The closest course to me with bent greens has huge fans to combat the heat.  Last week bent would have gone up in flames, though today is pretty nice.  
I am in west central Alabama.  The winter didn't do us any favors but luckily we didn't lose any greens.  Many of the courses in neighboring areas lost several greens and are spending the summer putting on temporary greens.  I guess you can't really call it putting more like whacking the ball at the hole.     Best of luck, MS256.
There are many great coaches/teachers in other sports that were not great players so I don't think it is necessary to be a great golfer to able to teach and recognize a good golf swing.  That being said most instructors probably are good players.     I was once paired with a guy in a four ball tourney and thought me and my partner were in trouble based on my experience with him as a very good teacher.  To my surprise, the guy couldn't play dead in a bad cowboy movie but...
Playing a 180 yard par 3, I hit a really good shot that hits the flag stick and bounces off the green very close to the lake next to the green.  While driving the cart next to the lake to find my ball, I am not paying attention and cursing my bad luck when I drive under a guy wire for a telephone pole and completely rip the roof of my golf cart.  
In most college football crazy areas, it is about getting as many home games as possible to generate revenue.  9 SEC games means having one less home game every other year which turns into millions of $$ for the university and the local economy.  Sure we all want to see Alabama, LSU, Auburn vs Ohio State, USC, FSU but the presidents and athletic directors want to see big bank accounts.
  I bet Cam got it!!
A guy at my club leaves a wedge near a green at least once a week and it always gets turned in.  We started putting it in weird places when he comes to ask for it just to see his reaction.    "Anybody seen a titleist wedge".   "Saw one in the upstairs womens toilet" or "Saw one at the bottom of the pool." or "saw one in the culvert on #8"   My favorite and the most creative, someone took the time to put it in an umbrella bag filled with water and...
I have the players on my high school golf team do something similar to this but I don't make them carry it around.  It is mostly an exercise for them to realize "how far they actually hit it vs. how far they think they hit it".  It will also bring to light any large gaps in distance or strange yardages, much like the OP's 48* and 50* issue.  I have been doing this for a number of years, never had anyone's actual distance be farther than they thought and we generally...
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