Local golfer preps to play in PGA Championship

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Charles Frost, the Head Professional at Kiawah Island Club’s River Course, is heading to the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits (Wisconsin). Frost secured his place in golf’s final Major with a tie for 10th place at the PGA’s Professional National Championship earlier this summer.

“It’s just one of those special things that I am going to try to enjoy and take the most experience from that I can,” said Frost.

It is the first time the John’s Island resident has qualified for a major. He currently coaches PGA Tour players Ben Martin and Russell Henley, who are both on track to play at Whistling Straits. Frost says that he plans on hitting up both of his professional pupils for advice.

“I will lean on them, definitely, to help me feel more comfortable, help me with the atmosphere and how to handle all the people and the extracurricular bothers that come along with playing professional golf with 60,000 people watching,” said Frost.

This isn’t his first PGA tournament either. Frost joined The Kiawah Island Club from Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, which hosts the Wells Fargo Championship, an annual PGA Tour event. Frost participated in the tournament in 2010, with a significantly less amount of time to prepare.

“I didn’t find out I was playing until the Sunday before so there wasn’t much approach or build-up,” recalled Frost.

With more than a month to prepare for the PGA Championship, Frost insists he will not do anything special to prep for golf’s final major of 2015.

“I’m just trying to do what I normally do and hope that that kind of leads me to playing well at the right time,” said Frost “I think once I get inside the ropes… I’ll be fine.”

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