This is really strange. Is there something missing here? I've never seen anyone get mad at anyone for driving well, and I've been to a ton of ranges all over the world.
However, I will say that there is a marked amount of "outdrivesmanship" going on at many ranges. One person hits a driver, and sometimes their neighbor(s) pull out driver and every time they change clubs the other ones will follow suit and you hear a lot of grunting. Other than that, never seen any animosity at all.
Sounds like you have no interest in playing with him so you will have to tell him the truth.
I am lucky I guess as my bro in law and I have a ton of fun golfing and we usually go play every other week.
I didn't think of that at the time...double-par and then pick up. But that does mean I'll have to play with him again. Ugh.
Good one...there's a pitch & putt right in my town with a driving range. But really, I don't want to encourage him. I wish he would buy a boat