1st Place (56)
Talbot, Hummel, Jaggers, Savko
2nd Place (58)
Jenkins, Brown, Kline, Kline
1st Place (63)
Schuschke, Johnson, Browning, Higgins
2nd Place (65)
Rodgers, Torstrick, Smith, Chancellor
1st Place (71)
Fox, Candler, Veal, Barnett
2nd Place (71)
Davis, Cox, Stambaugh, Ebernenz
#2 – Tanner Knott (5’2″)
#6 – Danny Watkins (5 3/4 “)
#15 – Richard Flowers (30 1/2 “)
#17 – Russ Johnson (22″)
Longest Putt #18 – Jim Chancellor (36’6”)
2019 Classic honors Anita Downs
A Chamber of Commerce Day is the way Volunteer Coordinator, Gale Cox described the weather on May 6, the Monday after Derby. And she was right! What a beautiful day for golf . . . or just about anything else!
88 golfers descended on Big Spring Country Club for the 2019 Bob Downs Invitational Golf Classic. They enjoyed golf on one of the finest courses in all of Kentucky; lunch by Chick-fil-A; snacks and drinks on the course; a delicious dinner, provided by US Foods and prepared by the Big Spring chef; and the wonderful hospitality of Clubhouse Manager, Rick Thurston, golf pro, Gary Bebelaar and the rest of the Big Spring staff.
Each golfer received a handsome walnut business card holder, handmade by former SMBC staff member, Chip Miller, along with a set of 18 Bible verse cards matching the verse signs we put out on the course each year.
An amazing team of volunteers, also known as “The Black Shirts” prepared goody bags, worked our check-in table, served as spotters on our contest holes and handled our silent auction.
Former UK All-American, Larry Pursiful was our special guest. Larry hit balls with each group on #17; then spoke at our dinner. Conway Stone introduced Anita Hines to everybody. Anita is the homeowner of the (almost completed) house built with funds from last year’s classic.
This was the first year for the Bob Downs since saying goodbye to Bob’s wife, Anita who died last May. Anita was honored with flowers on our registration table, as well as with a rosebush that will be planted in the Hines yard. We also gave each golfer a note card and asked them to send a note to someone this week in honor of Anita, who was a prolific note writer! Anita and Bob’s daughter, Debbie was on hand, as was granddaughter, Ashley and her husband, Kevin, who plays in the classic each year.
We are still counting the proceeds as this article is being written, but thanks to a generous group of sponsors we can already tell that this is going to be our best year ever! A check presentation will be held at St. Matthews Baptist Church on June 2.