The 2023 Bob Downs Invitational Golf Classic was played on Monday, September 11 at Big Spring Country Club. American flags lined the drive at the entrance to the club, and a beautiful banner welcomed the 104 players who participated.
Special festivities honored the significance of the day for our country. Habitat CEO, Rob Locke welcomed everyone and shared a word of thanks; a Color Guard from Male High School presented colors; Keith Powell sang the National Anthem; and Ron Oliver, who was at Ground Zero in New York just days after the attack, shared a brief word of inspiration and challenge with our field before we hit the links. Pastor Alan prayed us off and then greeted each group as they played #17, gifting them with the prospect of a 12 foot birdie putt– which many still missed!
The 2023 Classic raised $27,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Louisville. This gift pushes us past $300,000 total giving, and is helping build a home for Dennis Vacque (see spotlight below).
Special thanks to The Black Shirts– our volunteer team, who extended the hospitality for which our event has become known. Special thanks also to the Bob Downs Leadership Team: Karen Finlinson, David Garrard, Tom Logue, Laurie Madden, Conway Stone, Rick Thurston and Denise Withers.
Click the Contact tab for information about how you can come alongside and help us make a difference right here in Louisville through the 2024 Bob Downs Invitational.