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
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.