Around these parts you wont get a buggy unless you can show a disability card or pay an extra 50 bucks. When playing competition in my younger years, par for the course was 36 holes in a day. Of course you started using a cart to pull your bag around the course when you knew that was coming.
Then again, club championships where 72 holes in 2 days, where again, a buggy wasnt allowed unless you have a disability card.
First time I was forced to take a buggy was when playing in spain, monte mayor. The caddy master wouldnt let me walk that course, anybody that knows how mountainous that course was (its closed due to bankruptcy) understands that the guy was right to stop me from walking it, I wouldnt have made it back...
Regarding the aldens, if you take the time to break that type of shoe in, they are just as comfortable on course as the new trainer type of shoes. Might actually be better, as I really dont like the thick springy soles my current adidas have.