Merion Golf Club, East Course

The 10th Annual Watts Gunn Tournament will be held Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Merion Golf Club, East Course in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Designed by Hugh Wilson, Merion’s East Course has played host to more USGA Championships than any course in America and is home to some of its greatest moments.  From Robert Tyre Jones, Jr.’s completion of golf’s elusive Grand Slam at the 1930 U.S. Amateur to Ben Hogan’s awe-inspiring performance and now legendary one-iron on the 72nd hole during the 1950 U.S. Open, the sculpted greens, fairways and treacherous bunkers of Merion have shaped the game.  Most recently the host of the 2013 U.S. Open, Merion continues to not only challenge the world’s best, but identify them as well.

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

Tournament Information

Individual and team registration will be available late spring. To make sure you receive registration information as it becomes available, please contact the Educational Trust at educationaltrust@chiphi.org

Currently only sponsorship opportunities are available for the Tournament. Details on sponsorship information can be found below. Please call the Educational Trust at 404.231.1824 or via email at educationaltrust@chiphi.org if you have any questions. If you are ready to become a sponsor, visit our donation page to make your selection. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Exclusive Title Sponsorship– $10,000
    • Exclusive Title Sponsorship recognition as the Chi Phi Educational Trust Watts Gunn Memorial Golf Tournament presented by [Company Name]
    • Company name and logo featured on all Tournament communications, promotional materials including invitations, tournament signage, schedule of events, two broadcast emails and on the Watts Gunn website
    • One full page ad in the Chakett Magazine
    • Four company-dedicated posts on social media channels (Facebook & Instagram)
    • Company logo featured in one group sponsor social media post following the tournament.
    • Opportunity to speak to all in attendance at the Tournament lunch banquet (15 – 20 minutes)
    • Reserved seating for four at the Tournament lunch banquet
    • Exclusive opportunity to display one marketing banner at Tournament check-in
    • Exclusive opportunity to distribute promotional materials at the Tournament check-in and at the Leadership Reception that evening
    • Invitation for four players to attend the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Reception
    • Tournament entry fees for one team of four players
    • Exclusive sponsorship available to one company
  • Exclusive Lunch Sponsor– $8,000
    • Recognition as the exclusive sponsor of the Tournament lunch banquet
    • Company name and logo included in all invitations and promotional materials
    • One half page ad in the Chakett Magazine
    • Three company-dedicated posts on social media channels (Facebook & Instagram)
    • Company logo featured in one group sponsor social media post following the tournament.
    • Opportunity to speak to all in attendance at the Tournament lunch banquet (10-15 minutes)
    • Reserved seating for two players at Tournament lunch banquet
    • Exclusive opportunity to display one marketing banner at Tournament lunch banquet
    • Exclusive opportunity to distribute promotional materials at the Tournament lunch banquet
    • Invitation for two players to attend the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Reception
    • Tournament entry fees for two players
    • Exclusive sponsorship available to one company.
  • Exclusive Breakfast Sponsor– $5,000
    • Recognition as the exclusive sponsor for the Tournament breakfast
    • Company name and logo included in all invitations and promotional materials
    • One half page ad in the Chakett Magazine
    • Two company-dedicated posts on social media channels (Facebook & Instagram)
    • Company logo featured in one group sponsor social media post following the tournament.
    • Opportunity to speak to all in attendance at the start of the Tournament
    • Exclusive opportunity to display one marketing banner at Tournament breakfast
    • Exclusive opportunity to distribute promotional materials at the Tournament breakfast
    • Invitation for one player to attend the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Reception
    • Tournament entry fees for one player
    • Exclusive sponsorship available to one company
  • Exclusive Halfway House Sponsorship- $3,000
    • Recognition as the exclusive sponsor of the Halfway House
    • Company name and logo included in all invitations and promotional materials
    • One quarter page ad in the Chakett Magazine
    • One company-dedicated posts on social media channels (Facebook & Instagram)
    • Company logo featured in one group sponsor social media post following the tournament.
    • Opportunity to speak to all in attendance at the start of the Tournament and hand out promotional materials
    • Recognition of sponsorship to take place by the Educational Trust at lunch and at the Leadership Reception that evening
    • Invitation for one player to attend the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Reception
    • Tournament entry fees for one player
    • Exclusive sponsorship available to one company
  • Tournament Gift Sponsorships– $2,500
    • Recognition as sponsor of one promotional item to be gifted to all Tournament players (items to include but are not limited to umbrellas, golf towels, divot tools and will be determined by the Educational Trust)
    • Company name and logo included in promotional materials
    • Quarter page ad in the Chakett Magazine
    • One company-dedicated post on social media channels (Facebook & Instagram)
    • Company logo featured in one group sponsor social media post following the tournament.
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials with the distribution of sponsored Tournament gift
    • Recognition of sponsorship to take place by the Educational Trust at lunch and at the Leadership Reception
    • Invitation for one player to attend the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Reception
    • Tournament entry fees for one player
  • Virtual Hole Sponsorships – $1,500
    • Recognition of virtual hole sponsorship through event program (no actual tee signage will be on the hole)
    • Company name and logo included in all invitations and promotional materials
    • One quarter page ad in the Chakett Magazine
    • One company-dedicated post on social media channels (Facebook & Instagram)
    • Company logo featured in one group sponsor social media post following the tournament.
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials in the tournament welcome bag
    • Recognition of virtual hole sponsorship to take place by the Educational Trust at lunch and at the Leadership Reception
    • Invitation for one player to the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Reception
    • Tournament entry fees for one player