The Loop

The golf world rallies behind a young teacher in need

September 08, 2016

Carlos Brown is a distinguished teaching professional. Known for his work with junior golfers, Brown's also a master of the short game, and his pupils rave about his help with their mental focus. His testimonials are harmonious: all seem blessed to have worked with him.

Now it's time for the golf community to repay the favor in Brown's time of need.

Brown, ranked among Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers since 2010, recently suffered an injury to his left foot. A cut became infected, and it ultimately spread throughout his foot, leading to an emergency room trip. It was here Brown was informed he had gangrene, and he would lose the use of his toes.

During surgery, doctors discovered the infection was worse than previously thought, leading to amputation of Brown's entire foot and the lower part of his leg.

According to Brown's family, Carlos -- who teaches out of Rowlett, Texas -- is in good spirits as he prepares for a second surgery, one that will fit his leg for a prosthetic. However, Brown has been hit with rising medical bills, including the expense of the prosthetic. That is why his friends and family have launched We Luv The Lab, a GoFundMe campaign to assist Brown with these fiscal burdens.

"Carlos is one of the nicest, most hard working and generous of men and would never ask for help, but would always give it," the campaign says. "Let's do what we can for him in the golf community and give a bit of relief to his struggle."

If you would like to help Brown and his family, you can donate to his cause here.