Fred Couples swing analysis

WITH Fred Couples ripping up the Champions Tour and proving how good the form was by leading the US Masters after the first round it is a good time to have a look at some analysis of his swing.

The Couples swing is often described as “like butter”, “silky smooth” and the like– all the things you would just love to have your swing compared to.

This video is a detailed analysis by top US coach and sometime Couples contemporary Wayne Defrancesco, who points out that while Couples has some unorthodox moves he is “a freak” with outstanding rhythm.

“Everybody would love to be able to just stand up to the ball, get the club what appears to be completely out of whack and then just flush it down the fairway,” Defrancesco says.

As he says, “Everyone would love to be Freddie”.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017


  1. I got told I have a similar swing to Fred’s by a golf physio recently. He said I’m a sitting duck for back problems very soon!

    He said the problem is always at the top. The back is very arched and not a straight spine with the top of the body sitting over the right leg.

  2. So you’re the “Australian Fred Couples” everyone reckons they keep seeing at various local courses.

  3. But you’re right Michael. Maybe everyone would like to be Freddie except for what his swing does to his back.

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