That's a great story zipazoid. Some funny sh!t there..
Great insight and advice guys. Thanks.
So, yes, he has been showing similar behavior off the course, although golf seems to magnify it, so it must be hormones (oh crap, we got another boy and then a girl coming down the same road ). The other day we were kayak fishing and we got on top of some feeding stripers. I started catching them left and right but he was getting nothing because he didn't put in the work to put his kayak in the right position to cast to the fish (it required constant paddling and work), so after a while he just drifted over to the bank and sat there with his arms crossed and stared at the water. Fishing, esp for stripers, is his favorite activity, so this really took me by surprise. I told him he had to work to get in the right position, and he said something like "I am!!!" He has also been talking back to his mom - once we were playing and she called him and I heard him say "What do YOU want?". When I found out later that it was my wife I had to stomp on him good and let him know that that behavior will not be tolerated.
Anyways, I noticed that the few times he played on his own with other people, he generally came off the course in a better mood, even if he didn't play particularly well. So, we talked last night and I told him I want him to play on his own for a while (we live 3 mi from the course and he rides his bike there) until he can get his emotions under control. He was actually OK with this and agreed (joekelly was probably right in saying he doesn't like his own behavior). I also told him this will help him establish his own game and swing keys instead of always getting stuff from me. And, I can focus more on our little girl (who has an even nicer natural swing than he does) as well as my own game.
Lastly, he has had lessons, but only one was during his difficult period, and I did notice it improved his attitude...for about a week until the demon returned. Next spring I will get him into a more regular cycle of lessons - kind of like regular medications to keep his spirits up.
Thanks again guys.