This is a big summer for Tommy Kuhl.
He’s graduated from Morton High School and now he’s ready to graduate to college golf. The reigning Illinois high school state champ is headed to the University of Illinois.
“High school flew by, I can’t wait for college,” Tommy Kuhl said. “I always dreamed of playing college golf. I can’t wait for the next stage.”
He’s leaning on his brother Pete to give him some pointers. Pete Kuhl has two years of golf at Wisconsin under his belt.
This past weekend, the brothers were teammates for the first time in two years at the River Cup.
“I didn’t get to see him much in the school year because he was at college,” Tommy Kuhl said. “I didn’t get to play with him. We can feed off each other. Pete told me how the transition in college is going to be.”
Older brother Pete understand there has to be a line drawn somewhere. He’s all for helping his brother make the transition to college golf.
But this fall they’ll be on Big Ten teams trying to beat each other.
“When I get against him, there’s no mercy. Just try and beat him,” Pete Kuhl said with a smile. “I want him to play great. I think we both want to play great. I think we both want each other to play our best when we play each other.”
Won’t that be interesting?
“I’m going to go in and be the best player I can be,” Tommy Kuhl said. “Going to compete and not be
scared. Even in qualifying, just try and win everything. That’s my mindset.”