Russellville golf course dedicates building to late WKU golf coach

RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. – It’s almost been a year, now, since former WKU Men’s Golf coach Phillip Hatchett was killed in a cycling accident in Logan County, Kentucky.

Since his death, it’s been clear to see how big of an impact the former coach had on the WKU golf program, and the local golf community as a whole.

On Friday evening, he was honored for his contributions.

Rolling Hills Golf Course in Russellville, Kentucky, held a special ceremony to dedicate one of its buildings and name it the Phillip Hatchett Practice Facility.

Hatchett spent years at the course teaching golf lessons to players of all ages, and he was beloved by everyone who had the chance to be coached by him.

“He’s always with us, every tournament, every shot,” said WKU Men’s Golf redshirt-senior Billy Tom Sargent. “At conference tournament we were so close to making match play, missed it by two shots coming down the stretch. The whole year we wanted to win conference for coach. Even though we didn’t get it, we can always feel him with us, and he’s always there.”