admit i do use a buggy when playing at national. tho when buggies etc were banned due to covid i carried and found even tracking distances between green to tee on the first few holes wasnt an issue with bag on back. when im going a quick sneaky 9 at peninsula its carry timeI understand that part of it but for me i don't feel like it is worth the little bit less walking compared to carrying clubs for 18 holes.
I must say though i have seen more people carrying in the last year than i have ever seen before
i like where your heads at.The only time i would think about using a cart would be if there is a decent walk between every hole. But for me that is a golf course design fault, as a course should be first designed for walking