If you were following Golf Twitter on Wednesday, you may have come across Alan Shipnuck’s devastating feature on Golf.com about golf course designer David Kahn’s family. After years of trying to have kids, David and his wife Karen were finally blessed with beautiful twins, Amelia and Makenzie (yes, named after Alister).
But both girls have been diagnosed with juvenile Batten disease, an exceedingly rare neurological disorder for which there is no cure. The Kahns are on borrowed time.
But they are also incredibly inspiring, and have begun a foundation – ForeBatten – to raise awareness and money for research. From the story:
This Monday, March 12, the ForeBatten Foundation will host its inaugural fundraiser at TopGolf in Scottsdale. The ambitious goal is to raise the $800,000 needed to fund a critical new research study. David has tapped his many friends and contacts in golf to assemble a dazzling array of auction items.
Pinehurst has joined the auction, offering a foursome on Pinehurst No. 2 and rounds on The Cradle. It’s just a very small part of an amazing array of auction items. If you’d like to bid on the Pinehurst No. 2 item, you can go here. To peruse all of the items, go here.
We wish the Kahns the very best of everything.