Things are going about as well as the Americans could have hoped for so far. Up in three matches, and only 1-down in the weakest pairing.
I don't think split-screen commercials work for golf as they may in other sports.
Its just the way of the world these days. There is more pressure on kids these days with homework, exams, friends, bloody facebook () anf the like.
I think at 11, unless they are wanting to take golf as far as they can, they should focus on having fun playing and not so much on the breaking 45 or whatever. The more they enjoy it the more time they will put aside top practice and then they can watch the scores tumble.