The 9thAnnual Watts Gunn Tournament will be held Thursday, June 20, 2019 at The Fort Golf Course in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1995 the U.S. Department of Interior approved the State of Indiana’s request to convert 1700 or the 2500-acre post into a state park and nature preserve. This decision led to The Fort Golf Course. The course was redesigned by Pete Dye and Time Liddy. In 1998, The Fort Golf Course was third under “Best Affordable New Public Courses” in Golf Digest. Today, The Fort is considered one of Indiana’s best public golf courses.

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 shotgun format with tee time starting at 8:00 a.m. If you’re ready to sign up, please click here and if you have any questions or concerns please contact Development Coordinator, Lauren Van Scoyoc, at vanscoyoc@chiphi.org or at 404.231.1824

Player Pricing (price includes green fees and golf cart):
Individual Player Cost – $275
Under 30 Player Cost – $175

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Presenting Gold Sponsorship– $2,500
    • 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
    • Two exclusive social media posts in recognition of Presenting sponsorship
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at the tournament
    • Invitation for all players to the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Cocktail Reception
    • One team of four players
  • Blue Sponsor– $1,500
    • Recognition in program, invitations, calendar of events, two broadcast emails, Chi Phi website and event signage
    • Recognition in Chakett magazine
    • One social media post in recognition of sponsorship
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at the tournament
    • Invitation for all players to the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Cocktail Reception
    • One team of four players
  • Scarlet Sponsor– $750
    • Recognition in program, invitations, calendar of events, two broadcast emails, Chi Phi website and event signage
    • Recognition in Chakett magazine
    • One social media post in recognition of sponsorship
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at the tournament
    • Invitation for all players to the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Cocktail Reception
    • Two players
  • Sponsor a Student– $550
    • This sponsorship provides one player an opportunity to sponsor an undergraduate student and Brother who is interested in participating in the Tournament. Please contact us if you wish to personally invite an undergraduate Brother to join your team.
    • Recognition in program, invitations, calendar of events, two broadcast emails, Chi Phi website and event signage
    • Recognition in Chakett magazine
    • One social media post in recognition of sponsorship
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at the tournament
    • Invitation for one player and sponsored student to the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Cocktail Reception
  • Hole Sponsor– $350
    • Company name and logo at sponsored hole
    • Recognition in Chakett magazine
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at the tournament
    • Invitation for player to the Chi Phi Educational Trust Leadership Cocktail Reception
    • One Player