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Playing with a Purpose!

You are invited to join us on Monday, September 16 for the 2024 Bob Downs Invitational Golf Classic.  The day will feature great golf at Big Spring Country Club, fantastic food, a silent auction, fun prizes and special surprises!  All proceeds go to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Louisville.

Bring a team, or sign up as an individual and we will pair you up.  The field is limited to 120 players.  Don’t miss out!  Registration opens January 1.

2024 registration opens January 1!

Our Story

The Bob Downs Invitational Golf Classic is a ministry of St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville, and is named in honor of former SMBC member and avid golfer, Bob Downs. The tournament is played with the two-fold purpose of sharing faith and helping others in the name of Jesus.

The Bob Downs Invitational Golf Classic has been partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Louisville since 2011. To date we have raised more than $300,000, and help build 12 houses!

Click on the Sponsor tab to find out how you can help working poor in Louisville realize the life-changing dream of becoming homeowners.  And be sure to check out the Sponsor a Player option for information about a fun idea that has the potential of raising an additional money for Habitat!

2023 Winners!

1st place (54)– Andrew Pleasant, Andrew Pope, Drew Chambers, Jeremy Tanner
2nd place (54)– Chris Mallory, Scott Fields, Grant Lawson, Chris Lawson

1st place (60)– Dennis Brinley, Danny Brinley, Abraham Brinley, Phil Allen
2nd place (61)– Mark Irvin, Ed Withers, Joe Gardner, Will Delgado

1st place (69)– Eli Thomas, Mike Thomas, Walt Johns, Buddie Jaha
2nd place (70)– Ron Moore, Charlie Thompson, Clyde Whartenby, Tom Davis

#2— Paul Boyd (18″)
#6-– Jake Martin (9’1″)
#15— David Garrard (13’2″)
#17— David Hartz (3’9″)
Longest Putt on #18— Harrison Shelton (20″2″)

Our Schedule

11:00 a.m.
Registration & Check In
11:30 a.m.
Lunch Available
12:30 p.m.
Shotgun Start
6:00 p.m.
Dinner & Program

Help make it happen!

Click the Sponsors button to view sponsorship opportunities and learn how you can partner with us in 2023!

Meet our 2023 Homeowner!

23 year old, Vaque Dennis played football at Trinity, and now manages a sandwich shop in St. Matthews.  Like all Habitat recipients, Vaque is helping build his home, and is shown here with Steve Holm and Phil Martin (see story below).

Our Key Builders!

Steve Holm and Phil Martin are members of St. Matthews Baptist Church and are the lead contractors for what is known as The Baptist House.  Together, Steve and Phil have helped build more than 100 houses for Habitat!