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Golf and Grapes! David Frost visits Harbor Shores for private event with corporate partners.

David Frost shares his two greatest passions, wine & golf!

Unlike many athletes or celebrities that lend their name to a brand, David Frost and his family have been in the wine business in South Africa for over 60 years. David Frost joined the PGA Tour in 1985 after competing and winning several tournaments on the European circuit from 1981 to 1984.

Frost, a professional golfer on the PGA Tour Champions put his knowledge of both on display Monday, July 1 st , at Harbor Shores. The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship hosted the private event for corporate partners who have committed to supporting the 2020 Championship at Harbor Shores by purchasing Corporate Hospitality packages. Frost put on a chipping and putting clinic and offered samples of wine made at his vineyard in South Africa. “It is great to have David come back to Harbor Shores and showcase not only his golf knowledge and tips for corporate partners of ours, but also his
wine the he makes as a third-generation vintner,” said Ryan Ogle, Championship Director of KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. “This event is really an opportunity to say thank you to the corporate partners that make it possible for us to host this Championship in Southwest Michigan,” he added.

The event featured Frost’s Grand Slam wine collection (Sauvignon Blanc, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz) for tasting and pairings with different food samples prepared by Harbor Shores Executive Chef, Kelly Matlow. Frost took the time to explain each pairing and visit each guest table to further enhance the experience. Frost grew up in South Africa very near the Saxenburg Winery. “That’s our wine country in South Africa. Growing up, waking up in the mornings, I wake up in the vineyards. For me, it’s second nature to talk about it, to live it, to smell it.”

Frost has played in all four editions of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores. “The golf course has matured,” Frost said. “In the beginning, I think the greens were a little hard. We kind of understand the course now. We know when to go to flag and when not to go to the flag, when to play it safe, that sort of thing.”

The event also served as a look ahead to the upcoming 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. Ogle said, “We’re really excited to welcome Steve Stricker in 2020 after his impressive win at the Warren Course at Notre Dame and he is the 2020 Ryder Cup Captain. On top of that there are a few other potential newcomers including Retif Goosen, Ernie Els, and Jim Furyk.” Tickets went on sale in June and volunteers are being sought.