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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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Thoughts of Lucas Glover and Dick Harmon

Written by Charlie Epps on Saturday, 01 August 2009

You might ask if I was surprised to see Lucas Glover's name atop the leader board at the end of this year's U.S. Open in June. The answer would be no. That's simply because I knew his background, and I know how careful Dick Harmon was in feeding him information to develop him into a U.S. Open winner. Most of you know that Dick was my best friend

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Of Turnberry and Nicklaus vs. Watson

Written by Charlie Epps on Wednesday, 01 July 2009

Of all the courses in the rotation for the British Open, Turnberry, the site of this year's championship, is my second-most favorite. I absolutely love the place. For me, it's second only to the Old Course at St. Andrews for British Open venues, and golf doesn't get more special than the Old Course at St. Andrews. The most memorable British Open

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Lanny Finally Gets Credit He Deserves

Written by Charlie Epps on Monday, 01 June 2009

I couldn't wait to write this column. I don't just mean this month or this year. This is something I've been waiting on for too long. I know my great pal in heaven, Dick Harmon, feels the same. Lanny Wadkins has been elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Finally. The story of how Dick and Lanny came to work together is interesting. Billy

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The World Needs More Byron Nelsons

Written by Charlie Epps on Friday, 01 May 2009

I was fortunate enough to play with Mr. Byron Nelson at Inverness in Ohio some years back. So many things amazed me about him, the most being that it was so hard to believe he was as good as he was. I don't mean that because of how he played; it was more about how he acted. He was always such an unassuming and gentle person. His personality was

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