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Playing with a Purpose!

You are invited to join us on Monday, September 11 for the 2023 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 Greater Louisville.

Bring a team, or sign up as an individual and we will pair you up.  The field is limited to 120 players and was completely full last year.  Don’t miss out!  Sign up today!

Online registration!

Click the button to register for the 2023 Bob Downs Invitational.  Registration is $150 per player and includes greens fee, cart, lunch, dinner, a goodie bag and range balls.  Our field is always full, so don’t delay.  Sign up today!

Price increase in 2023

The per player cost for the 2023 Bob Downs has increased to $150.  We’ve held off on making this change for several years, even though the golf course has increased their player cost to us and other prices have increased around us.

As we tell folks, don’t think if it as paying $150 to play golf; think of it as making a$150 donation to Habitat for which you get the privilege of playing golf at one of Kentucky’s finest courses!

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 $250,000, and help build eleven 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 $2,000 for Habitat!

2023 Lunch provided by Zaxby’s!


Sponsor a player . . . or an entire team!

In an effort to raise more money for Habitat, we have introduced the opportunity to sponsor individual or multiple players!  We are suggesting $1/hole for a total of $18/player, but you can sponsor in any amount you like.  Support a friend or family member, or give in honor of someone else.

Click here to sponsor and pay online, or click here for a simple Player Sponsorship Form which can be printed and mailed in with payment.  Thank you!

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.  You’ll have the opportunity to meet Vaque and hear his story at this year’s Awards Dinner, immediately following our tournament.

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!