The problem is easily solved. Tighten up the fairways and let the rough grow wild. We all saw what happened with such a setup in last years Ryders cup.
The way most of the PGA Tour stops are set up it’s just bombs away 90% of the time.
I do rest my driver on the ground. In fact, I tap my driver to make sure the head is sitting on solid ground.
I have an odd setup for my driver. If anyone were to watch me from behind, they’d think I am setting up for a practice swing because the ball and my club head are nowhere near each other!
I have golf trips to Hawaii every year and I fly with Alaska Air. I pack EVERYTHING into the golf bag so I don’t have to check another bag in. So far no issues. I lock my bag with a TSA approved lock and they always open and rearrange my things. And I always pack to the limit of 50lbs!