The Third Annual Watts Gunn Memorial Golf Tournament, hosted by the Chi Phi Educaitonal Trust will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Bulle Rock Golf Course. Named after the first thoroughbred horse brought to America, the name Bulle Rock truly signifies the strength of the 235 acres of golf heaven. Superbly designed by Pete Dye, this par 72 course has long been considered the region?s best player?s course and the top ranking public course in Maryland. It is continually ranked in the Top 100 listings of every major golf publication. Visually stunning tee shots, terrific green complexes, wonderful course conditions and a great design will make you feel like you are playing in a major.
The Tournament raises funds to support the College of Excellence and other Chi Phi leadership development programs and 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 ever met for the U.S. Amateur crown. In 1926 and 1928, he played 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 State 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.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, June 27, 2013
7:00 a.m. – Driving range and putting greens open
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast and registration begin
8:30 a.m. – Shot-gun start
7:00 p.m. – Chi Phi Educational Trust Annual Leadership Dinner and Golf Awards Ceremony aboard the Spirit of Baltimore (docked directly across the street from the Royal Harbor Sonesta Hotel)
Friday, June 28, 2013
The 148th Chi Phi Congress begins. To learn more or to register for Congress, visit www.chiphi.org/congress.
- Four person team scramble format
- Individual Player Cost $250
- Registration Deadline June 10, 2013
- Sponsorship Deadline June 5, 2013
Proceeds from the tournament support the College of Excellence and Chi Phi’s other leadership development programs benefiting Chi Phi students across the country.
To participate, visit www.chiphi.org/golf