The 8thAnnual Watts Gunn Tournament will be held Thursday, June 21, 2018, at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1904, East Lake is the oldest golf course in Atlanta. In addition to serving as host to the PGA Tour Championship, The Ryder Cup and a variety of other tournaments, East Lake was the home course of Watts Gunn and Bobby Jones. Today golfers have the opportunity to retrace Watts Gunn’s footsteps on a world-class par-72 course that stretches over 7,300 yards.

Player spots in the tournament are available on a first come first serve basis. Actives, Alumni and sponsors are encouraged to register early to ensure availability. 

Proceeds from the tournament support Chi Phi’s leadership development programs benefiting Chi Phi students across the country.

This tournament honors Watts Gunn, Omega 1928, known as “The Southern Hurricane.” Gunn made golfing history in 1925 in the U.S. Amateur, setting the world record for international championship golf by winning 15 straight holes in the first round of the 36-hole match. In that tournament, he went against friend and rival Bobby Jones, marking the only time two players from the same city have ever met for the U.S. Amateur crown. In 1926 and 1928, he went on to play on the Walker Cup teams with Bobby Jones, defeating the British team both years. He played many benefit tournaments, including several exhibitions with Bobby Jones in 1927 and 1928. He won the Georgia Amateur title in 1927 and 1928, and he has been inducted into the Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Georgia Golf Hall of Fame and Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame.

Tournament Information

Four-person team scramble format with tee times starting at 8:00 a.m. and going out every 10 minutes. For more information, please contact Development Coordinator, Lauren Van Scoyoc, at vanscoyoc@chiphi.org or at 404.231.1824

Player Pricing (price includes green fees and caddies):
Individual Player Cost – $500.00
Under 30 Player Cost – $380.00

To register to play or to become a sponsor, click here

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Gold Sponsorship – $5,500
    • Tournament will be marketed as Chi Phi Educational Trust Watts Gunn Memorial Tournament presented by Presenting Sponsor (Company Name)
    • Recognition and company logo on all communications and publicity materials including invitations, calendar of events, two broadcast emails and Chi Phi website
    • Recognition in Chakett magazine
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at the tournament
    • Invitation for all players to the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Dinner
    • One team of four players
  • Blue Sponsor – $3,500
    • Recognition in program, invitations, calendar of events, two broadcast emails, Chi Phi website and event signage
    • Recognition in Chakett magazine
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at the tournament
    • Invitation for all players to the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Dinner
    • One team of four players
  • Scarlet Sponsor – $1,500
    • Recognition in program, invitations, calendar of events, two broadcast emails, Chi Phi website and event signage
    • Recognition in Chakett magazine
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at the tournament
    • Invitation for all players to the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Dinner
    • Two players

To become a sponsor of the 2018 Watts Gunn Memorial Golf Tournament, click here.