So I don't know if this is a common problem or not, as I'm only a novice myself, but I'm having some difficulty convincing two beginners to go to the driving range. The problem is that they want to go to a course. Since they were so insistent on it, I thought that maybe they had played before, so I asked, " Do you two good well?" They replied, "We don't know yet." In fact, we had made arrangements to go " golfing" yesterday, but they thought I had meant a course when I had constantly been talking about a driving range to practice. We're Korean, but I'm the only one who was born here and sometimes they have trouble understanding my Korean.. Anyway, once I told them that it would cost an average of $20-$30 to hit on a course, they said it was too expensive and didn't want to go anymore. One person said that she knew of a $5 course, only it was an hour's drive away. Then, instead of saying, "since that place is too far, we should just go to the driving range," they said, "We should go somewhere else to walk and then go to a course next week." I think that they're thinking a driving range is a waste of money... They have never swung a golf club before, I know because I was trying to coach one of through the basics of a swung for like 15-20 minutes.
What should I do? I would go to a driving range with them, but my father, who has experience playing, said not to go with them to a course because I would become very frustrated and embarrassed. Honestly, I wouldn't want to go to a course with two other people who were my level yet because I want to gain some more confidence in my swing first. I've played on several courses with my dad over a few years so I know it isn't easy.
So, how do you get two complete beginners who have their minds set on going to a course when they have never swung a club before, to go to a driving range to learn first? They are both older than me, so I have to make it sound respectful and not condescending.