It’s where the game was born.
In July he and his son, Matt Kuhn, had the honor of playing the historic course, which overlooks the country’s breathtaking coastline and original 1500s castle architecture. It was by luck of the draw they were even able to play, considering the course runs on a tight lottery system for tee times.
As he recalls toasting one of the best days of golf he and his son have ever had, Kuhn can’t hold back a large smile.
He and Matt were in Scotland as part of a trip to watch the British Open, merely one part of their years-long journey to attend all four major men’s golf championships. They’ve also attended the Masters Tournament and PGA Championship, with the U.S. Open remaining on the docket.
Attending all four championships is commonly referred to as the Grand Slam of Spectator Golf, says Kuhn, Basin Electric chief risk officer.
Through part of their journey, Kuhn and his son were also able to meet golf great Charles Coody, who won the 1971 Masters Tournament. Kuhn’s uncle had served as a caddy for the pro golfer.
Kuhn’s January 2016 retirement date is approaching, and he is excited to check the U.S. Open off his list.
Basin Electric is a cooperative that believes in the importance of family. By using his vacation time earned at Basin Electric, Kuhn was able to create priceless memories with his son.
Kuhn and his wife recently purchased a villa in Bradenton, Florida – and it’s on a golf course. He’s looking forward to retirement, but will miss Basin Electric. Many of his work memories involve remaining motivated through a hard day’s work, knowing the reward at the end of the day would be a round of golf with a friend.
“It’s been a lot of fun,” he says.