Karen Ford with her twin sons, David (left) and Maxwell. Photo: Courtesy of the Ford family
Long before David and Maxwell Ford became junior golf stars and highly sought-after recruits destined for major college golf, the identical twins were recognized by their respective colors of red and blue.
When the two played hockey, David would have blue tape on his helmet and Maxwell would get red. On the golf course they were typically set one tee time apart so their family could easily watch both kids, their attire often being red or blue so everyone at the tournament could tell who was who.
The Ford brothers ran through junior golf in their colors. Raised by their mother, Karen, and father, Patrick, a former golfer at Georgia State, the boys developed their skills at Atlanta Athletic Club – where they have traded club championships – down the road from their Peachtree Corners home. They were homeschooled from the age of 10 so they could play more golf, eventually attending Rivers Academy, a school set up for actors, athletes, sing …