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Fred Couples parents: Tom Couples, Violet Sobich Couples

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Fred Couples

Fred Couples won his first senior major, the Senior Players Championship, in August 2011, and the Senior Open Championship in July 2012. In 2013, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Couples earned the moniker “Boom Boom” during his peak for his long, precise driving ability off the tee.

Fred Couples parents: Tom Couples, Violet Sobich Couples

Couples Tom and Violet are the parents of the star.

Couples’ father was a groundskeeper for the Seattle Parks Department, and the family, which included brother Tom Jr. and sister Cindy, lived in a modest house on Beacon Hill near the city’s Jefferson Park golf course, where Couples developed his signature lose, rhythmic swing in order to gain enough distance to keep up with the older children.

Couples claimed to be self-taught, never taking a class, and never paying a swing coach.

Where are Fred Couples parents from?

Couples’ parents are from America. His paternal grandparents emigrated from Italy, changing the family name from Coppola to “Couples” to seem less ethnic, while his mother was of Croatian heritage.

Are Fred Couples parents still alive?

Couples’ mother died of cancer on Mother’s Day in 1994, according to Golf Digest. His father died of leukemia three years later.

Dickson Ofori Siaw
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