Enter memorial golf tournament for popular Sam

Sam Gattens pictured at his High School Prom. Picture by Jane Coltman
Sam Gattens pictured at his High School Prom. Picture by Jane Coltman

Just a few spaces remain for a memorial golf competition, held in honour of a popular teenager who was killed in a car crash.

Sam Gattens, from Alnwick, died when his Vauxhall Corsa came off the B6341, near the Lion Bridge, on the outskirts of the town, and hit a tree, in June 2009.

The 17-year-old had passed his driving test just six days before. An inquest heard that there was no evidence that Sam was speeding in the moments before the fatal crash.

Sam, a former pupil at the town’s Duchess’s Community High School, was a talented golfer and, in his memory, a golf competition is held each year.

This year’s event takes place on Saturday at Alnwick Castle Golf Club – an 18-hole parkland course.

The format of the competition is Texas scramble, open to teams of four, and with a 10 per cent handicap allowance.

There will be prizes for top teams, as well as longest drive and nearest the pin competitions.

The price to enter is £80 per team, which includes a one-course meal after play and a karaoke/disco from 8pm.

All money raised, plus five per cent of all bar sales on the day, will be split between Evie’s DBA Journey and Alnwick Town Juniors Football Club.

Contact Daniel Harrison on 01665 602632 to enter or for more information.

Tee-off times still available are 9.30am, 9.50am, 11.20am, 11.30am, 12.10pm and 1pm.