By LARRY VAUGHT
The University of Kentucky golf team is dedicating the rest of this season to Vince Hamilton, a former UK golfer who recently passed away at age 53 after a battle with cancer.
His son, Allen Patrick Hamilton, is a freshman on the Kentucky golf team this season.
The players had their hats embroidered with MVP ( Make Vince Proud ) on the side to show their support for their teammate and his father.
Vince Hamilton was a standout golfer. He played at St. Xavier High School for four years and earned both All-American and All-SEC Academic honors during his four-year career at Kentucky. He is still ranked as one of the state’s best amateur golfers.
He was a former board member of both the Kentucky Golf Association and Big Spring Country Club where he hold the course record of 63 and won 11 club championships. The club championship is now named “The Vince Hamilton Championship” in his honor.
Vince and his two children have were part of seven state high school championship team. His daughter, Maddie Rose, plays golf at Notre Dame.