I got my stepson into the game bout 3 yrs ago. He made the high school team after 1 yr of playing but didn't play many matches because there were a lot of good seniors, but this coming season they will have graduated so it will be time for him to step up to the plate as a junior.
I actually started a thread asking for advice about him - when he first started he had a great attitude and didn't let bad shots bother him much, but over the last year or so just one bad hole puts him into a funk where he becomes morose and forlorn, and worse, he doesn't participate with the group - watching other's shots, helping to find balls, picking up the pin, etc. The wierd thing is, after appearing to thoroughly not enjoy a round, he will then ask when can we play again, so I guess he's addicted (I don't push him at all).
Actually, the last few rounds we played I have noticed his 'tude getting better even though he is not really playing better. I think he is finally seeing the truth: golf will destroy you if you don't have patience, dedication, concentration, and a good dose of not taking yourself too seriously. We will see how things develop..