2021 Classic moves to September!

The 2021 Bob Downs Invitational Classic will be played on Monday, September 13!  We had lots of good feedback about moving away from Derby weekend and so we have made the change.  The classic will still be played at beautiful Big Spring Country Club.  Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for the “new” Fall Classic!

Playing with a Purpose!

You are invited to join us September 13 for the 2021 Bob Downs Invitational Golf Classic! The day will feature great golf at Big Spring Country Club, fantastic food, a silent auction, fun prizes and several special surprises! All proceeds go to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville! To date we have raised over $200,000!  Cost is $130 per player. 

Bring a team or sign up as an individual and we will pair you up!  Early Bird Registration is open through August 31.  After that the price goes to $150 per player.

Early Bird Registration Now Open!

Former Louisville football player and retired LMPD Major to speak at 2021 Classic!

Mike Bogan

We are excited that Mike Bogan will be our special guest for the 2021 Bob Downs Invitational Golf Classic!

Born and raised in Chicago, Mike came to Louisville to play football for The University of Louisville and Coach Howard Schnellenberger. After graduating with a BA in Justice Administration, Mike was hired as a Jefferson County Police officer. Over the next 21 years Mike served our city as a patrolman, Police Academy Instructor, Sergeant in Patrol, Sergeant in Special Investigations (Internal Affairs), Administrative Lieutenant and Major. He retired in August of 2020.

Mike coached Upward Basketball at St. Matthews Baptist Church and was extremely helpful in shaping our Level 4 League for older players. He has spoken at our summer basketball clinic and has also been a guest for That’s What Makes a Man.  Mike is married and has three children.

“God has really been good to me! It is my desire and duty to spread the good news of Christ and I’m thankful for the opportunities I have had to do that through coaching and through mentoring with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.”

You will enjoy meeting and hearing Mike Bogan!

Fast Facts about the Bob Downs Invitational!

To date our event has raised over $200,000 and helped build 9 houses!

Our auction features golf packages at some of the finest courses in the area!

Special guests have included Scott Lehman, Paul Rogers, Pat Day, Scotty Davenport. Terry Meiners, Candyce Clift, Sara Hammond, Bob Russell, magician, David Garrard and former UK All-American, Larry Pursiful!

Dinner is prepared by the chef of Big Spring Country Club and is unsurpassed!

The Bob Downs Invitational Golf Classic is a ministry of St. Matthews Baptist Church.

2020 Classics raises $23,000 for Habitat!

The 2020 Bob Downs Invitational Classic raised $23,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Louisville!  A check presentation ceremony was held on Wednesday, October 14 at the building site of the 2021 house.  Click here to watch.

Pictured in the photo here are (front row L-R) homeowners, Ibrahim Dinsa and Nesira Hussen; Habitat CEO Rob Locke; Habitat volunteers and St. Matthews Baptist Church members Steve Holm and Phil Martin. On the porch L-R Habitat Communications and Faith Relations Director, Lisa Hebert; Karen Finlinson from title sponsor Park Community Credit Union; SMBC and Leadership Team member David Garrard.

Thanks go to every player, sponsor and volunteer who helped make this happen.  Most of all, thanks be to God who provided in amazing ways even in the midst of COVID-19.

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 2021!

Images from 2020!

All pictures courtesy of Journey Images by Stephanie Bell.