David Frost a talent for golf and a passion for fine wine
Unlike many athletes or celebrities who lend their name to a brand, David Frost and his family have been in the wine business in South Africa for over 60 years. His father's vineyard was the first place he hit balls and the pocket money he made from picking grapes, funded his first set of clubs and an on going supply of balls. In 1994 the tradition of vineyards in the family continued when David bought a 300-acre Vineyard in the Paarl wine region where he produced his first 3,000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon in 1997.
Sharing his two greatest passions, wine and golf, with his native country, David feels very strongly about supporting a foundation that does such a great job of instilling education and life skills into the youth of South Africa. The Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy aims for their students to achieve academic success and mature into respected young adults as well as to become competent and enthusiastic golfers. For every bottle of David Frost Wines sold, a R1 donation is given to the Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy.
While busy winning over 30 tournaments worldwide and recording the PGA Tour's lowest putting total ever, his passion for wine has never been far from his heart. Joining the PGA Tour in 1984 David quickly rose to elite status, leading the Tour in scoring average (70.09) in 1987 and was number 1 in putting in 1993 and 2001. While compiling 10 PGA Tour championships including the 1989 World Series of Golf and 1993 Canadian Open plus 12 international titles over an illustrious professional career.
The Frosty Facts
Shattered a 16-year standing record for fewest putts (92), 72-hole event, at the MCI Heritage Classic, April, 2005.
Is a 2-time winner of the South African Open in 1986 and in 1999.
10 PGA Tour career victories.
6 Champions Tour victories in the last 5 years.
29 total national and international victories.
Won the Dunhill Cup for his native South Africa in 1997 and in 1998.
Is a 3-time winner of the Million Dollar Challenge Event, Sun City, S. Africa (1989, 1990, 1992).
Set a modern day record (65), the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland at the 2005 British Open.
David is third generation vintner whose family has been part of the wine heritage in South Africa dating back to 1693, the year wine farm Saxenburg was founded. Still today, Saxenburg is an established winery in South Africa and one of the oldest wine farms in the country. February 1932 Henry Laurence was the owner of Saxenburg who was the father of Liezel Laurence, mother of David Laurence Frost.