Used to walk,
Back surgery made me a carter.
It would be cool if someone looked at all these posts and compared the average handicap of walkers to that of riders. At the courses I play, I consistently see the players walking and the hackers riding. Obviously, there are exceptions to any rule, but wheen I join a threesome of fellow walkers I am rarely disappointed in their ability or pace.
You haven't found a rule. You've made an invalid assumption from observations flavored with your own prejudices. I know lots of very good players who ride all the time, and I know an equal number of very poor golfers who walk. And vice-versa. A lot of it depends on your definition of "hacker" ( a rather defamatory term which I choose to use only on rare and extreme occasions).