Known as “Boom Boom” for his booming driving ability and “Freddie Cool” for his easy going and laid back style of play, Freddie Couples is one of golf´s most beloved players say the Grupo Mayan golf pros.
Freddie Cool was born in Washington in 1959. His father worked for Seattle´s parks department, which gave Fred access to golf courses as a young man. As a young teen Fred caddied at different courses and one famous golfer gave him his first set of clubs. Fred reports that this first set was small and consisted of five clubs but he treasured each one of them.
Couples practiced with these clubs diligently and became one of the top amateurs in the Northwest region. He went to college in Texas and continued to play and win awards on his college golf team say the Grupo Mayan golf pros.
Couples became a pro golfer in 1980. He had his first PGA win in 1983 at the Kemper Open and continued to win other titles, report the Grupo Mayan golf pros, throughout the 80´s. In 1987 he beat golfing great Lee Trevino at the Players Championship.
Couples started to become a household name in the 1990´s. He won consistently and was deemed the PGA´s player of the year in 1992. According to the Grupo Mayan golf pros he spent many months ranked as golf´s number one player. In 1992 Fred Couples achieved one of his highest honors when he won the Masters Golf Tournament. He has stated that this one event was the highlight of his career and the culmination and reward for his many years of dedicated practice.
Unfortunately, say the Grupo Mayan golf pros, it was soon after this career defining win that Couples began to experience back problems. These back problems were severe enough to affect his play. With treatment he was able to continue on with the sport he loved but his back problems would be with him always and sometimes limited his ability to play.
Even with his injuries Couples continued to win tournaments and titles. His determination, say the Grupo Mayan golf pros, garnered him more fans than ever. He went on to win four major golfing titles.
Freddie Cool has turned his passion for golf toward golf course design. He and his company design many courses throughout the world based on Couples instincts and love of the game. He also finds time, according to the Grupo Mayan golf pros, to participate in charity work. He hosts a charity golf tournament in his hometown of Seattle every year. He has also developed a fund in honor of his mother to aid people in need.
The Grupo Mayan golf pros say that Fred Couples, with his booming drive and laidback style, has been one of golf´s favorite players of this generation. His fans continue to discuss his tournament play and many golfers watch his videos in order to mimic his famous “smooth” swing. Way to go, Freddie Cool!