I'd like to believe that I play better walking, but I just don't think its true. I like to walk when I can, especially with my QOD, but my home course is really pretty hilly, and has some long green-to-tee walks. I'm pretty dang tired by the time I get done, and that shows. I don't have data to support it, but I believe I score better when I'm less fatigued, when I ride.
In this situation there is no one right there to ask, and if I'm not stopping for a drink/snack, I'm not bothered with even asking.
A secondary thought here is that, at least for me, whenever I ask anymore most people say no. Most slow players think they are keeping a good pace when they aren't. It is courteous to ask, but when the answer is no more than half the time and they aren't even around, I'm just going for it.
This all day...
Make the players choose to keep the driver in the bag because 330 yards out there is a bunker. Grow the rough. Stop cutting down trees; make angles important. Penalize inaccuracy
physics will stop distance gains; there is a limit to what is possible; so let’s stop with the sky is falling. Just change the decision making process