Warrant Officer George
Warrant Officer George "Mac" Frost attended St. Andrew's College from 1937 to 1940.
After St. Andrew’s, he attended McGill University before signing up as a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force Coastal Command in WWII. Mac, or “Monk” as his young comrades liked to call him, flew Sunderlands over the English Channel, until the end of the war.
Mac then became involved in the golf business by purchasing, with his father the Cedar Brae Golf and Country Club. He went on to build and operate, a new Cedar Brae, then Parkview and Brookwood. Mac and his wife Beth carried on to build and operate Spring Lakes Golf Club in Stouffville. In recent years, Mac built Vespra Hills near Barrie on Beth’s family farm.
Over the years, Mac served in many executive positions in the golf world and as a volunteer with many organizations such as Kiwanis International, Markham Men of Harmony, Ontario Golf Superintendents Association, and the Canadian organization from whom he received the John B. Steel Distinguished Service Award in 1993. He was the first President of the National Golf Course Owners Association, Central Ontario Chapter.
Mac served the Royal Canadian Golf Association as a Governor, an Honorary Governor, and then an Associate Governor. In 1998 he received an award for long, meritorious service to golf awarded by the R.C.G.A. Mac was a member of the Turf Grass Research Foundation and a founding sponsor of the G.M. Frost Building for turf grass research at the University of Guelph.
Mac and Beth have been ardent supporters of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since its inception. In May 2005, Mac was inducted into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in the builder category, to honour his contributions to the game of golf in Ontario. Mac brought his generosity, integrity, intelligence and his sense of humour into so many lives in a great variety of endeavours including, of course his beloved St. Andrew’s.
“Mac” Frost passed away on March 30, 2005. He leaves his wife Beth, daughter Cinder and her husband Martyn Warren, and his grandson Jason Hammond ’99.