I see your point there.
It's also interesting that he does not typically see it with driver where his contact is consistently to the heel side. I'm guessing that he tends to catch it toward the heel most of the time and the big draws result from hitting the sweet spot (as well as possibly better impact conditions). Might want to see what he does differently with these clubs in setup / swing and experiment with adopting the adjustment with the others, and then just tweak the path a bit so the draw isn't so big.
I can definitely feel the extra spin at impact. But, my movements during the swing feel the same to me and it looks the same to the people I am playing with.
But, as soon as I hit it, I know it is long and left.
Honestly, I wish I could repeat it. But, I usually only do it 3-4 times per round. I just can't figure out what I am doing to cause it.
It has to be that I am swinging in to out and my right elbow gets away from my body causing the club face to close at impact rather than after.
I just wish I knew what to work on to either do it all the time or to stop doing it.
Golf is a great game!
Yes, lower initial ball flight but you cannot discount how much more and longer duration of lift the ball flight will get with added spin, which is result of differential between club path and verticality of face X speed at impact.
More the speed at impact, more the spin, more the lift, longer the ball will continue to rise and will have a higher apex but further out. When I said look for longer deeper divot, it is to see if in these particular cases he has more impact speed, which sustains directional inertia in downward direction for longer.
In short, he is hitting it better on these shots, probably because of better weight transfer, and more refined turning rates and better impact position... I mean duh. :-))
But there's no actual physical threat from the peanut itself absent the allergic reaction, right?
As I understand, there's a lot of nerve, neurotransmitter, and hormonal cross-talk between brain and the gut. I can't imagine it's completely one-sided though likely quite diffuse / indirect in the conscious to autonomic direction. The higher functions of the brain do influence our autonomic stress response and I expect if I had 'panicked' and allowed the stress hormone levels to elevate, the 'autonomic' cascade of symptoms may well have been worse.
I am sure that the relative mildness of the original allergy helped a lot. It was sort of an accidental experiment. Obviously, I wouldn't advise inducing even a 'mild' anaphylactic reaction on purpose. Too much of a dice roll.