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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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USGA, R&A Should Look Forward, Not Back

Written by mtTXgolf on Wednesday, 20 February 2013

As the 90-day review period nears an end on the USGA and R&A’s proposed rule change to make anchoring the putter into the body illegal, I thought I’d weigh in with my thoughts. The proposed change came down on Nov. 28 last year, and the two ruling bodies of golf said they would be “open for comments” for 90 days. That 90-day period

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Preparing for a great year

Written by Charlie Epps on Wednesday, 01 February 2012

My editors asked me to give some predictions for the 2012 PGA Tour season. OK, here we go. The relatively unknown Charl Schwartzel will win the Masters. Young Rory McIlroy will lap the field and run away with the U.S. Open. For the British Open, Darren Clarke will carve through the dark, rainy weather to capture the Claret Jug. Are you kidding

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Around the World in 10 Days

Written by Charlie Epps on Thursday, 01 December 2011

Do you think PGA Tour players live the glamorous life. Hmm, I'm not so sure about that. My student Angel Cabrera played in 20 events this year. I was with him for 19 of them. We chased the almighty dollar across four continents to play in five countries. We counted up how many hours he spent on airplanes this year. Care to take a guess? If you

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The Copycat Ryder Cup

Written by Charlie Epps on Tuesday, 01 November 2011

How many Cups does the golf world need? This month brings the Presidents Cup, which is played every other year opposite of the Ryder Cup. The top U.S. professionals will compete against top players from around the world in match play formats from Nov. 14-20 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. The Ryder Cup, which dates back to 1927, is one

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