▶ If you go on YouTube and type in “Pete Cowen drill,” you’ll find a bunch of videos where he’s demonstrating some version of the axe drill – which is one of my favourites. I do it almost every week on the range before an event, because it produces such a great feeling of unwinding in the right sequence and direction – key to putting pressure on the ball. To do it, flip the club around in your hands so the toe is pointing at the ground (left) and make some swings without a ball. If you were going to chop straight down on a log with an axe where the ball would be, you’d use your shoulders, arms and wrists in a specific, efficient way. Your swing should have the same motion, just turned to the side. With the club flipped, the change in location of weight will get you to feel it moving on the correct path down. In this drill, you want to get back to impact the way you started, with the toe down.