Sun Tides Dedicates Tournament to Gosney


YAKIMA, Wa - It is much more than a great golf tournament in the Yakima Valley, it is now a tribute to a great man.

The sign at Sun Tides Golf Course says it all. The Yakima Valley Seniors Invitational is now proudly renamed the Jim Gosney Memorial.

"Jim was very proud of this tournament, he was proud of starting and he would have been extremely happy to have a memorial for him," former Yakima Herald Republic sports editor Jim Scoggins said.

Gosney, a long time sports columnist for Yakima Herald Republic passed away last fall.

He was instrumental in helping establish this prestigious senior golf tournament here in the Yakima Valley and starting with the 11th annual tournament, this tournament will forever be named in his honor.

Gosney's son-in-law and former Zillah High School boys basketball coach Doug Burge also expressed his appreciation for Jim Gosney.

"We love you Goz and we're just happy that the memorial was here and quite an honor for him, he's looking down on all of us today and (we're) thinking about that, thank you," Burge said.

As for the tournament itself, the 11th annual Jim Gosney Memorial once again drew many of the best golfers from our region.

Keith Crimp wrapped up the two day event at Mount Adams and Sun Tides shooting under his age the final round.

Crimp, 68, from Ellensburg won the title for a fourth time.

NOTE: We would like to apologize for the misspelling of Doug Burge's name in the video.

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