5- Meet Steve Bosdosh

Steve Bosdosh photo

October 15th 2020 Issue


Meet Steve Bosdosh

PGA Certified and GOLF Magazine TOP 100 Teacher and proud sponsor of the TourAngle training aids.

TA: I read your bio on your website and know you played in three PGA Tour events. Which one was your favorite (or most memorable) and why?  

SB: My favorite, and most memorable, PGA Tour event was my first one: the Anheuser Busch Classic. I played at the Kingsmill River Course which is a great course with great hospitality by the event/sponsors. I got to pick out a courtesy car to drive my family around for the week. My 2 little children got to walk inside the ropes with their dad during the second round which was very cool amongst all the spectators. 

TA: What do you enjoy most about your job as a golf instructor?    

SB: I love helping people with their games. I love watching a slicer smile when they hit their first hook. I love watching the faces of players, who at first couldn’t hit their ball very far, pick up an extra 20 yards. My students become some of my family’s best friends. I love that great relationships are built through teaching the game. 

TA: How and why did you get involved with Tour Angle?  

SB: Several years ago, the original inventor, David Kardos, called me out of the blue in late fall. He asked to book a lesson. After I booked him, he said, “I actually don’t want a lesson. I’d like an hour of your time to show you my new training device”. We had lunch one cold afternoon when he said the training device was in his pocket. I thought, here we go again, as I’d thought many times before. So many of these ideas have been brought to me over the years. When he showed it to me, I thought I just wasted an hour of my time. But David showed me his research and studies of all tour players and how he created something that would help players of all abilities set up like a tour player, with every club every time, all on their own! When I actually tried the device, we both saw how many various things it actually corrected, and the idea was born! 

TA: What are some of the most common mistakes among amateur golfers? How can Tour Angle help to address this common issue?  

SB: By far, the most common mistake is set up issues. Incorrect set up then leads to a “ripple effect” of errors as the swing starts in motion. The TA144 helps players set up the same way each and every time! The TA Zero helps players set up the same way every time with their putter. Once they are set up correctly, the swing becomes more fundamentally correct. 

TA: What do you think is the best Tour Angle product and why?  

SB: The best Tour Angle product, in my opinion, are the ones that don’t make you do it correctly.  They are the ones you have to do correctly, on your own, with the assistance of the device. That’s what the TA products do – help you correct your mistakes on your own! 

TA: Who is the most exciting player on tour right now and why?  

SB: Dustin Johnson, simply because he can overpower a golf course with his length and distance! He is very exciting to watch. 

TA: What is your favorite course?  

SB: Moon Light Basin in Big Sky Montana. The vistas are the best. Every hole, from the first tee to the last, is a “signature” hole! Couple that with the wildlife you will see, and it makes for a memorable day!  


  • 1- A Day in the Life of Dustin Johnson
    With his recent Tour Championship victory, Dustin Johnson has secured his #1 spot in the world golf rankings and is the strong favorite going into the U.S. Open. Find out how Dustin consistently stays above his competition—and how you can too – with with a look at his daily routine.
  • 2- Tiger and Phil’s Downhill Battle
    Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have blazed the summit of modern golf, but have they reached their peak?
  • 3- How to Fuel Up for your Next Round
    A study done by the Royal Canadian Golf Association found that players burn an average of 2000-2500 calories per round. How you fuel and hydrate your body can make a big difference to your game. What is the best fuel to help lower your score?
  • 4- Tips and Strategies
    You do not have to be highly skilled, strong, athletic, have great hand eye coordination or any of that to become a better putter. You’re only moving the putter back and through a couple of feet.
  • 5- Meet Steve Bosdosh
    Meet Steve Bosdosh, PGA Certified and GOLF Magazine TOP 100 Teacher. Proud sponsor of the TourAngle training aids products.

4- Tips and Strategies

Steve Bosdosh on putting green getting ready to swing, demonstrating the Tourangle Zero putting aid

October 15th 2020 Issue


Tips and Strategies

Alignment (aiming to the right for right-handed players) 

Most of the players we see at my studio have the same swing error: aim right and swing left. This produces a cutting across motion resulting in right curving patterns. Whatever the player does wrong on a full swing 7 iron, we tend to see with every club, including the putter!  

I don’t see any reason why the average player can’t lower their scores from 4-8 shots just by better putting. Better putting starts with better aim. You do not have to be highly skilled, strong, athletic, or have great hand eye coordination to become a better putter. You’re only moving the putter back and through a couple of feet. 

Let’s take a look at what typically happens when you aim the putter to the right of the target. If you make a perfect stroke, where does the ball go? Straight to the right where you were aimed! However, you might think you pushed it because you didn’t know where you were aimed. Then you begin to make stroke adjustments that send you in a downward spiral of worse performances and higher scores. 

You must practice with accurate feedback. That’s why we have developed the TA Zero. The red aiming rod will tell you exactly where the forearms are pointed and aimed. When you aim the forearms and the putter out to the right, you will either cut across the putt (creating side spin and slicing the putt), or you learn you have to close the face and pull it left to get it on line to the cup. Both are in-stroke compensations that are very difficult to consistently repeat.  

Help correct your aim by pointing the red aiming rod at your target. Then you can see what it feels like to aim more accurately. At first it will look odd, but with practice, you will train your eyes and brain to know what aiming straight looks like.  Soon you’ll learn that you do not have to make in stroke compensations. Less compensations mean more consistency, fewer putts and lower scores! More fun! 

STEVE’S RAMBILNGS – If what Bryson D is doing is so good, why isn’t anyone else following? Why is he the only one playing single length golf clubs? Why is he the only one “bulking up” to add distance? Could it be that it’s not for everyone? What works for Bryson doesn’t necessarily work for someone else (and maybe won’t work for anyone else).  The objective is to find out what works for you to get one shot better and go with it. Don’t follow the crowd. Make the swing you have a little better. Make your golf game a little better. This means you will need to take a long close look at your game and your statistics. Find out where your weak points are and make a plan to improve them. Everyone loves to work on their strengths and avoid their weaknesses. That’s precisely why your strengths are so good while your weaknesses remain poor. Maybe that’s like life? Take an honest assessment of your game and let’s come up with a plan to improve. 


  • 1- A Day in the Life of Dustin Johnson
    With his recent Tour Championship victory, Dustin Johnson has secured his #1 spot in the world golf rankings and is the strong favorite going into the U.S. Open. Find out how Dustin consistently stays above his competition—and how you can too – with with a look at his daily routine.
  • 2- Tiger and Phil’s Downhill Battle
    Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have blazed the summit of modern golf, but have they reached their peak?
  • 3- How to Fuel Up for your Next Round
    A study done by the Royal Canadian Golf Association found that players burn an average of 2000-2500 calories per round. How you fuel and hydrate your body can make a big difference to your game. What is the best fuel to help lower your score?
  • 4- Tips and Strategies
    You do not have to be highly skilled, strong, athletic, have great hand eye coordination or any of that to become a better putter. You’re only moving the putter back and through a couple of feet.
  • 5- Meet Steve Bosdosh
    Meet Steve Bosdosh, PGA Certified and GOLF Magazine TOP 100 Teacher. Proud sponsor of the TourAngle training aids products.

3- How to Fuel Up for your Next Round

Girl golfing

October 15th 2020 Issue


How to Fuel Up for your Next Round

There are so many nuances to the game of golf and so much to consider when trying to perfect your game. For many golfers, nutrition tends to rank low on the list of concerns. But as more and more golfers turn to a more holistic approach to lowering their scores, proper nutrition is another aspect worth a closer look.  

Why nutrition matters 

Golf rounds last an average of 227 minutes with players walking miles around 18 holes. In that time, the weather conditions can change quickly from hot to cold to windy to rainy. It is essential to keep your body well fueled during your round as well as in the days leading up to your round.  

Golfers need a diet full of nutrient dense food including superfoods high in antioxidants and superfats aimed at keeping your blood sugar steady. Processed foods, sweets and alcohol – common in snack carts and clubhouses – can interrupt sleep patterns, impair muscle recovery and make you feel more sluggish around the course.  

Why hydration matters 

It’s not just nutrient rich, whole foods that help your attention, focus and concentration, but proper hydration is also essential to improving your game.  A study published in the National Library of Medicine found golfers hit 12% shorter and 93% less accurately when mildly dehydrated.  Maintaining adequate hydration throughout your round could be the key to saving a couple of shots around the fairways.  

What should you eat to play like a pro 

For optimum results, you should include healthy foods in your daily diet, even when you don’t have an upcoming round. The most beneficial diet include a wide variety of foods from each of the food groups, with a focus on those that pack the biggest nutritional punch.  

Before your round 

Fish: Fish is a great way to add lean protein and healthy fats like omega 3s.  Salmon, white fishes like haddock and cod, and shellfish like scallops and shrimp are excellent choices. As they say, there are plenty of fish in the sea, so try some others too.  

Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds are another great way to add more plant-based proteins and fats. Sprinkle chia and flax seeds on cereal and yogurt, or combine into a trail mix with other nuts like almonds, walnuts, pecans and cashews. 

Fruits and vegetables: Like fish, you can’t really go wrong with an extra serving of fruits and vegetables but look for ones that are high in antioxidants and low in sugar. Carrots, broccoli, spinach and sweet potatoes are all great veggie choices. Bananas, berries, acai and oranges are all high in essential vitamins and antioxidants without too much sugar.  

Lean meats and eggs: Chicken, pork and eggs will all help to fuel the body for long lasting energy. These can easily be incorporated into any meal but keep in mind, one or two servings a day is plenty.  

Grains and bread: The key to carbohydrates is to keep the intake of these minimal and choose ones that are low on the glycemic index. These carbs will offer a “slow release” of sugar so you maintain sustained energy. Choose whole grain breads, quinoa, and brown us for maximum benefit.   

During your round:  

Although sodas, energy drinks, chips and candy bars are common fare in snack carts, resist the urge to indulge! Instead, opt for some of these easy to prepare, portable and healthy snacks. Remember the key to sustained focus, energy and concentration is to choose foods a variety of whole foods that provide some protein, some carbohydrates and some fats.  

Instead of the processed food found on most courses, choose:  

  • A bag of nuts instead of chips 
  • A smoothie instead of a burger 
  • Hard boiled eggs instead of candies like M&Ms 
  • Peanut butter and banana sandwich instead of deli meats 
  • Popcorn instead of chips 
  • Beef jerky (watch sodium and check ingredient list) 
  • Trail mix (watch for added sugars) 
  • Granola (watch for added sugars)  
  • Fruit that travels well (like apples, bananas, and orange slices) 
  • Dried fruit 
  • Veggie chips  

Before you grab a soda or energy drink, remember water is nature’s perfect drink. Water provides adequate hydration without causing large spikes in blood sugar levels. Drink it early and often through your round, especially if heat is a factor. Be careful of extra sugars in flavored waters and opt instead for coconut water. 

Conclusion 

As with any new training regime, it might take some time to overhaul your diet. Start with small changes and see how your body reacts and feels during your next round. If you have any medical concerns or allergies, consult your doctor about how to make changes, mindful of your unique circumstances. You may find it helpful to keep a journal of what you’ve eaten and how it made you feel to decide what is working and isn’t working.  

Golf is challenging enough in its own right. A foundation of proper nutrition is an easy way to give yourself the best advantage and another step towards achieving your goals.   

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  • 1- A Day in the Life of Dustin Johnson
    With his recent Tour Championship victory, Dustin Johnson has secured his #1 spot in the world golf rankings and is the strong favorite going into the U.S. Open. Find out how Dustin consistently stays above his competition—and how you can too – with with a look at his daily routine.
  • 2- Tiger and Phil’s Downhill Battle
    Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have blazed the summit of modern golf, but have they reached their peak?
  • 3- How to Fuel Up for your Next Round
    A study done by the Royal Canadian Golf Association found that players burn an average of 2000-2500 calories per round. How you fuel and hydrate your body can make a big difference to your game. What is the best fuel to help lower your score?
  • 4- Tips and Strategies
    You do not have to be highly skilled, strong, athletic, have great hand eye coordination or any of that to become a better putter. You’re only moving the putter back and through a couple of feet.
  • 5- Meet Steve Bosdosh
    Meet Steve Bosdosh, PGA Certified and GOLF Magazine TOP 100 Teacher. Proud sponsor of the TourAngle training aids products.

2- Tiger and Phil’s Downhill Battle

Tiger Woods photo

October 15th 2020 Issue



Tiger and Phil’s Downhill Battle

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have blazed the summit of modern golf, but have they reached their peak? 

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson finally get to know what it’s like to head home early at this year’s US Open at Winged Foot. Winged Foot, the true enemy of the players, made it nearly impossible to attack. It’s fairways were bent and slim, it’s rough refused to get a haircut, and even the wind didn’t know which way it was blowing. Only a lucky few came out under par, and they would be the first to tell you that. 

Odd enough, the lucky weren’t the experienced. Justin Thomas (27 years old) took the lead going 5-under the first round, shared it with Belgian Thomas Pieters (28 years old) for round 2 a little while, then Winged Foot got the best of both of them.  

Patrick Reed (30) then found himself in the lead, barely staying afloat.

Bryson DeChamBeau (27) all the while lingered, and Matt Wolff (21) took the reigns for round 3, hitting a 65 while only managing to hit 2/14 fairways. Wolff would go on to fold like the rest of them, placing second for the contest with a dead-even score, but DeChamBeau hung on. Maybe it was all the protein bars he ate -but none-the-less, Winged Foot went his way, going 3-under the final round and a demanding 6-under in whole.  

Age ain’t nothing but a number, but if all those numbers meant anything this weekend, it is that the young guns aren’t afraid to take their chances. Phil went 9-over in round one, and didn’t fix much before his round 2-cut. Tiger too would humbly head out with 10-over.  

For the past 24 years, these guys blazed the summit for modern golf. They redefined what a ball and club could do, and no one could stop them. But now people are using belly-putters like regular putters, or do some weird robotic tick before they swing, and it’s working. Other people, full of skill, will, and an unshakeable mentality, are respecting tradition by breaking it. And just like you and me, Tiger and Phil had to sit at home and watch. 

There are many ways to hike to the top of mountain. Phil seems to have hiked his way to the top not knowing how he got there but enjoy the ride all the while. Sure, there were times to persevere or work a little harder. He may even had doubts that it was possible or worth it. But low and behold he put his head down, and the next thing we knew, he was on top. Tiger, who has spent 684 weeks of his life as the world’s best golfer, seems to constantly reblaze his trails, making the mountain feel tougher and taller every time. 

Golf came to an interesting crossroads this past weekend, similar to the one met 24 years ago. Young players have watched these two, but the best have analyzed: not trying to be like their heroes, but to see like them. Tiger and Phil will still have their chances to show why they are the best there ever was and will be, but they don’t need to. Their flags are planted firmly at the summit. But as it goes with any summit hike: once you reach the top, you are only halfway there. 

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  • 1- A Day in the Life of Dustin Johnson
    With his recent Tour Championship victory, Dustin Johnson has secured his #1 spot in the world golf rankings and is the strong favorite going into the U.S. Open. Find out how Dustin consistently stays above his competition—and how you can too – with with a look at his daily routine.
  • 2- Tiger and Phil’s Downhill Battle
    Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have blazed the summit of modern golf, but have they reached their peak?
  • 3- How to Fuel Up for your Next Round
    A study done by the Royal Canadian Golf Association found that players burn an average of 2000-2500 calories per round. How you fuel and hydrate your body can make a big difference to your game. What is the best fuel to help lower your score?
  • 4- Tips and Strategies
    You do not have to be highly skilled, strong, athletic, have great hand eye coordination or any of that to become a better putter. You’re only moving the putter back and through a couple of feet.
  • 5- Meet Steve Bosdosh
    Meet Steve Bosdosh, PGA Certified and GOLF Magazine TOP 100 Teacher. Proud sponsor of the TourAngle training aids products.

1- A Day in the Life of Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson photo

October 15th 2020 Issue


A Day in the Life of Dustin Johnson
How he Stays Above the Competition

Arguably, the most talked about golfer on the tour this summer was Dustin Johnson. With his victory in the Tour Championship, Dustin has confidently secured his #1 spot in the world golf rankings and is one of the favorites to win the Masters this November. 

People are always curious to find out how the #1 golfer stays above the competition. The game of golf is an endless battle of consistency so it is always interesting to learn how players like Dustin Johnson accomplish this. Here’s a look at Dustin’s daily routine and training. 

Morning routine 

 Dustin wakes up between 6:30 and 7:00, eats breakfast and drinks his morning coffee. He usually eats oatmeal with fruit, or eggs. After that, he heads to the gym with his trainer Joey Diovisalvi, who is known to train with various other golfers on the tour including Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler. 

Daily workout session 

Including warm up, Dustin Johnson spends around two hours a day in the gym. Each day, he focuses on an individual body part to train. One exercise Dustin always includes is a core/ab workout. According to Joey Diovisalvi, core is the most important workout for golfers as it helps prevent shoulder and lower back pain. For these workouts, no special tools are needed. For many exercises, all they use is a medicine ball, dumbbells, barbells, or a yoga ball. These can all be found at your local gym. 

The NBC Golf Channel website provides excellent instructional videos of Dustin Johnson’s workouts. His workout routine for golf is not only great for feeling healthy on the course, it is extremely beneficial for your overall health. 

Tee time 

After his workout session, he will eat an almond butter and jelly sandwich and hydrate with water or a BODYARMOR drink before going to his tee time. One interesting part of Dustin’s training is that he does not prefer to train at the driving range, except for when practicing chip shots. He believes it is best to just get out and practice on an actual course. 

One important aspect of Dustin’s training is that when he feels he is in bad form, he will re-watch videos of his swing from when he was in good form. This shows that even the world’s best players have trouble getting out of a rut. This strategy can be utilized by anyone. Next time you go out on the course or the driving range, try and get a friend to record several of your shots. Save the videos of you hitting a great shot and refer back to it next time you find yourself in bad form. 

Dustin finishes his day with a meal that consists of chicken or fish with quinoa, brown rice, or veggies.  

Dustin Johnson’s daily routine shows that to stay consistent on the golf course, you need to stay consistent in the gym and with your diet. There is a reason Dustin is considered the most athletic golfer on the tour and clearly his commitment to exercising has benefited his golf game. 

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  • 1- A Day in the Life of Dustin Johnson
    With his recent Tour Championship victory, Dustin Johnson has secured his #1 spot in the world golf rankings and is the strong favorite going into the U.S. Open. Find out how Dustin consistently stays above his competition—and how you can too – with with a look at his daily routine.
  • 2- Tiger and Phil’s Downhill Battle
    Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have blazed the summit of modern golf, but have they reached their peak?
  • 3- How to Fuel Up for your Next Round
    A study done by the Royal Canadian Golf Association found that players burn an average of 2000-2500 calories per round. How you fuel and hydrate your body can make a big difference to your game. What is the best fuel to help lower your score?
  • 4- Tips and Strategies
    You do not have to be highly skilled, strong, athletic, have great hand eye coordination or any of that to become a better putter. You’re only moving the putter back and through a couple of feet.
  • 5- Meet Steve Bosdosh
    Meet Steve Bosdosh, PGA Certified and GOLF Magazine TOP 100 Teacher. Proud sponsor of the TourAngle training aids products.