I like walking when I play, so that may contribute to playing better in general when I walk.
I will ride when they force me to ride (i.e., when the green fee includes the cart fee) or when all of the guys in my group ride.
I prefer walking when given a choice as it allows me to reset my thoughts between shots.
Sure, but that's not what I was saying at all.
It's my money, it's my club, and they are guests. I wouldn't hesitate the play thru a group that was that far out of time. I wouldn't try to sneak past them though, I'd advise them as to why we were already on the tee when they returned from the snack shack.
I wouldn't hold it against them for the rest of eternity. I'd just play through. I might even tell them to have a nice day as I drove off.
Because they are golf clubs, not collectible figurines.
If used properly, they will smash into a hard plastic/rubber ball thousands of times, violently. They will be smashed into the ground - turf, sand, mud... they might even be sent downrange once or twice depending on a person's temperament. Golf clubs should be used, not presented as a piece of art. They are just chunks of steel. When they are worn out, buy new ones.
I bought a pair of brand new gunmetal vokeys last month. First thing I did with the 60* was take it into a bunker and start (gasp) splashing it thru the sand. Horrific what it did to the patina.