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AUTHOR : CHARLIE EPPS

author-charlie eppsKnown as "The Golf Doctor," Charlie Epps has been one of Houston's most respected PGA professionals for 30 years. He is the Director of Golf at Redstone Golf Club, home of the PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open.

Epps teaches two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and second-year Tour player Bobby Gates. Listen to Epps 9-10 a.m. Saturday mornings on Yahoo! Sports Radio on 1560 AM in Houston, channel 127 pm Sirius satellite and 242 XM.

He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Start your golf year by taking more lessons from Jack

Written by Charlie Epps on Tuesday, 01 February 2011

We all want to play better golf in 2011. To make it happen, here's a tip: Practice more than you play, especially the short game. In December I introduced a few of "Jack Nicklaus' Winning Thoughts" that I learned and taught while I was an instructor at the Nicklaus/Jim Flick Golf School. Jack had a set list of "thoughts" that he used to become

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The English are Coming (sort of)

Written by Charlie Epps on Saturday, 01 January 2011

If you've read this column long enough, you know that one of my favorite things to do is make predictions. I've been around professional golf since 1969—that's 40-plus years—and during that time, I've worked with hundreds of tour professionals. After witnessing Tiger Woods' fall from grace last season, I've just about seen it all on the

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Learn from Jack’s winning thoughts

Written by Charlie Epps on Wednesday, 01 December 2010

I am convinced, at the age of 65, that your golf swing is a result of what you have in your mind. The only way to have a proper golf swing is to have good swing thoughts. David Graham, the two-time major championship winner, said, "All physical action is rooted in the mind." So as we approach the New Year and celebrate the holiday season, let's

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Giving thanks

Written by Charlie Epps on Monday, 01 November 2010

What does Thanksgiving really mean? The funniest explanation was told to me by the 1948 Masters champion, Claude Harmon. He said, "Charlie, do you realize that if the pilgrims had shot a cow instead of a turkey, we'd be having steak for Thanksgiving?" Claude always told me he never ate anything that had wings or swam. He was a steak man. As I sit

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