The 8th Annual Watts Gunn Tournament will be held Thursday, June 21, 2018 in that Atlanta, Georgia area. The Educational Trust is finalizing plans for this years event, so keep an eye on your inbox for the final location, player information and sponsorship opportunities!
The Tournament raises funds to support Chi Phi leadership development programs while honoring 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.