2021 Classic moves to September!

The 2021 Bob Downs Invitational Classic will be played on 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!

Bring a team or sign up as an individual and we will pair you up!  Registration opens January 1.

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.

2020 Winners!

1st place (59)– Ron Moore, Charlie Thompson, Noah Francke, Dave Richerson
2nd place (61)– Kevin Woodward, David Durik, George Wright, Jon Schulte

1st place (65)– Dale Schuschke, Greg Browning, Ron Johnson, Gary Anderson
2nd place (65)– Doug Spalding, John Reinhart, Anthony Reddington, Bill Meade

1st place (67)– Clay Kannapell, Mark Grindstaff, Andre Stubbins, Allen Kannapell
2nd place (70)– Gary Jenkins, Danny Hazelrig, Ken Kimzey, Robin Alster

#2– Allen Kannapell (18’7″)
#15– Ron Moore (5’9″)
#17– Chuck Maricle (3’3″)
Longest Putt on #18– Stormy Mitchell (22’4″)

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.

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.