|Fred Couples : Golf's Reluctant Superstar by Kathlene Bissell (2000, Paperback) : Kathlene Bissell (2000)|
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|From the Foreword by Paul Marchand: "Finally! A book to help illuminate the Fred fascination. On the following pages you can enjoy some insight into all those qualities that make Fred Couples such a compelling sports star. His humor and humility have been his ever-present personality traits, and there has always been a real sincerity in Fred's uncomplicated and unaffected nature. While looking so calm and relaxed, Fred performs his skills 'right out of his soul.'" With his fluid swing and soft touch, Fred Couples has won thirteen times on the PGA Tour, including the Masters in 1992. And Freddie is clearly a favorite among the fans and players. His appeal lies not in the number of tournaments he has won but in his endearing nonchalance about his star golfer status. Fred Couples: Golf's Reluctant Superstar is an illuminating look inside the life of a man who rarely bares his soul. Author Kathlene Bissell recounts stories of his days at the University of Houston with future CBS golf announcer Jim Nantz, of his turning pro on a whim and the ensuing struggle to break through on the tour, of his fulfilling a lifelong dream of a Masters victory and the emotional aftermath, and of his role in helping launch the current look in golf clothing. He hides behind a casual demeanor, but his career has revealed a raw determination to make it through the down times to remain at the top of his field. Fred Couples is an inspiring story for golfers and sports fans alike. Kathlene Bissell has worked in the golf industry since 1984. She has written for Golf Illustrated, Golf for Women, and Private Clubs magazines and formerly was media director for the Skins Game and the World Cup of Golf. She is a media consultant to golf businesses and founder of thegolfshow.net, a website devoted to various aspects of the game. She lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.|
|Number Of Pages||320 pages|
|Publisher||McGraw-Hill Companies, The|
|Group||Scholarly & Professional|
Average review score based on 2 user reviews
Fred Couples is one of the most popular players on the PGA Tour. This book is about the early career of Fred Couples and the trials and tribulations that he went through in the early years, from college to his marriage to Tias in 1999.
I liked this book because it went further into who Fred Couples is than just "the golfer" and gave information about his early career and how he struggled to get his first win and how he went on to become one of the most successful golfers on the tour. It does an excellent job of telling the story of his first Masters Win and how heartwarming it was for him and his family.
Did you know that Fred Couples went to college with Jim Nantz and that he and Fred would "pretend" to be in the Butler Cabin after Fred wins the Masters? Jim would "interview" Fred and they would practice how they would present the green jacket. (of course this all came to be in 1992 when he really won the Green Jacket at the Masters tournament)
This is a great read for any golf fan and a must have book for the Fred Couples fan. Fred Couples is really a reluctant superstar and this book gives insight to the Fred Couples that we rarely see on TV.
With his boyish charm and innocent grin, Fred Couples is a star on the PGA tour and this book is a very good insight into that star.
I gave this as a present to a BIG fan of Fred Couples, and he absolutely LOVES the book. It is a one-of-a-kind because no one else has written a book about him. The lady that wrote this did an excellent job researching and she definitly captured his defining career moments with the best descriptive writing that made you feel like you were right there! It is a great book for anyone that wants to know about Fred Couples from before his college years through becoming a professional golfer. I would highly recommend it.