Two Frosts on course at The Hills
BY PGA of Australia | Australasian PGA Tour | 2012 New Zealand PGA Pro-Am Championship | Preview | 27 Mar 2012
South African David Frost is set to be joined in the NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship field by his son Sean from the 29th March to 1st April, it will be the first time the pair have competed in a tournament together as Professionals.
A highly accomplished golfer David Frost has won ten times on the US PGA TOUR yet this week’s NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship presents a new challenge when he tees it up against his son in the PGA Tour of Australasia tournament.
At the beginning of his career, having turned professional in May 2011, 24-year-old Sean Frost is still an unknown quantity for many in the field but indicates that just like his father his putting is a key strength.
“What better mentor around and on the greens than him?” Frost Junior said of his father.
“Growing up I would always sit on the greens by the hole and watch him putt and role the balls back, I have mimicked his posture, image, and stroke subconsciously.”
“I would say he is one of the best chippers and putters ever.”
Frost Senior is enviable with the flat stick and still holds the record for fewest putts in a 72 hole tournament on the US PGA TOUR.
The Frosts have spent countless hours together on the golf course yet the competitiveness between the two is evident as they tee up together as professionals for the first time.
“There has always been an unspoken competitiveness between the two of us.
“It’s really fantastic to play from the same tees in an event with my father. Whenever I was the amateur, I would always play from the front tees in events.
“Social events are fun, but this time it’s an actual competition, which we have never faced before.”
The Frosts join a long list of father and son duos to have competed professionally on Tours around the world including Gary and Wayne Player, Jack and Gary Nicklaus as well as Jay and Bill Haas.
Another recent father-son combination to have competed on the PGA Tour of Australasia over the golf season is Andre Stolz and his son Zac, who competed in as an amateur alongside his father at the South Pacific Open Championship and the NSW PGA Championship.
The NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship will be played over 72 holes at The Hills with professionals being joined on the weekend by 64 amateurs in a two ball best ball format.
Round one will tee off on Thursday 29th March with the tournament set to conclude on Sunday 1st April.
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