I believe I play better when I walk. The best 15 year run I had as mid single digit handicapper was when I walked. The courses I play now are too hilly and long so I pretty much ride. I much prefer walking to riding though and it just feels more like I am playing golf with walking.
Sure, maybe for you it would be -15%, but you could probably gain 5% with a properly executed JV swing - so whatever, -10% sounds fair and falls in line with the traditional vs JV swing speeds mentioned earlier with an 8mph decrease.
As someone who just likes to play and limitations are more around practice time than technique, no way could anyone convince me to deal with the time commitment of practicing the traditional swing to gain 10% on my distances. My practice time has more value spent on chipping/putting.
So yeah, I think we agree on things.
I got my first ever eagle on Friday.
I played from the white tees at Elk Horn Golf Club in Stockton, CA. On the Par 5 6th hole (454 yards per the scorecard). I hit my driver 275 yards over a fairway bunker on the left side of the fairway. When I initially hit the shot I thought I had gone into the bunker. When I got up to the bunker, I didn't see the ball and discovered I had cleared the bunker and was sitting on the left side of the fairway 180 yards from the flag. On my second shot, I hit my 4h to within 8 feet of the pin. The put was slightly downhill and left to right. I wanted to be sure of birdie, so I concentrated mainly on speed and ended up sinking the putt for my first ever eagle.