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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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The Spirit of Amateur Golf

Written by Charlie Epps on Saturday, 01 October 2011

One of my greatest memories from the first Spirit International in 2001, when I was captain of the U.S. Team, was meeting the girls from behind the Iron Curtain. The Russian team must have shot 100, but it indicated what kind of event it was and was going to become. It's a world event and really is the Olympics of golf. During the first round of

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A Kingless Mountain

Written by Charlie Epps on Thursday, 01 September 2011

Remember the game you played as a kid called King of the Mountain? All your friends ran to the top of a hill and pushed each other down along the way. To win the game, you had to be the one left standing alone at the top. You didn't know it at the time, but that game was a microcosm for sports in America, and to a great extent, capitalism. It's

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Cougar Red: The Winning Attitude

Written by Charlie Epps on Monday, 01 August 2011

The late Dave Williams, the all-time most successful and decorated coach in college golf, would always tell Blaine McCallister that to be a good Cougar you had to have "Cougar Red" blood. School pride is so important to motivate a student-athlete to rise to the occasion, to over-achieve. Williams knew it's not always the most talented who wins.

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Play Like a Kid

Written by Charlie Epps on Friday, 01 July 2011

Golf is a game that is meant to be enjoyed. For the guys on the PGA Tour, the game is their business, their livelihood. So they have to approach it seriously. But it's still a game. Many times, the players who enjoy themselves during the heat of competition are the ones who have the most success. Rory McIlroy, the recent U.S. Open winner,

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