Born in Macon, Ga., on January 11, 1905, Watts 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 to the finals against friend and rival Bobby Jones, marking the only time two players from the same city ever met for the U.S. Amateur crown. At Lanier High School, he captained golf teams that never lost a match. 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.
|Born||January 11, 1905, Macon, Georgia|
|Died||November 4, 1995, Atlanta, Georgia|
|1923||Georgia State, Amateur Champion|
|1925||Runner Up, United States Amateur Championship|
|1926||Member, United States Walker Cup Team (won all matches)|
|1927||National Intercollegiate Individual Champion|
|1927||Georgia Amateur Champion|
|1928||Member, United States Walker Cup Team (won all matches)|
|1930||Western Pennsylvania Amateur Champion|
|1953/1954||President, Atlanta Athletic Club|
|1961||Inductee, Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame|
|1985||Named Honorary Golf Coach of Georgia Tech|
|1985||Inductee, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame|
|1989||Inductee, Georgia Golf Hall of Fame|
|1990||Inductee, Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame|
- George Sargent
- Hollis Stacy
- Tim Simpson
- Jerry Greenbaum
- Charlie Yates
- Charles Harrison
- Eileen H. Stulb
- Watts Gunn
- DeWitt Thompson Weaver, Jr.
- Lyn Lott
- Palmer Maples, Jr.
- Harold Sargent
- Louise Suggs
- Dan Nyimicz
- Hugh Royer, Jr.
- Alexa Stirling Fraser
- Janet Dobbins Olp
- Robert Tyre Jones, Jr.
- Tommy Aaron
- Ed Dudley
- Steve Melnyk
- Mary Dorothy Kirby
- Davis Love, III
- Nancy Lopez
- Allen M. Doyle
- Mary Lena Faulk
- Ceil Maclaurin
- Larry Nelson
- Clifford Roberts
- Danny Yates
- P. Dan Yates, Jr.