Georgia Pro Shot Dead On Golf Course

Gene Siller, 41, was one of three men to be found dead at Pine Tree Country Club in Georgia

Georgia Pro Shot Dead On Golf Course
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Gene Siller, 41, was one of three men to be found dead at Pine Tree Country Club in Georgia

Georgia Pro Shot Dead On Golf Course

The Director of Golf at Pinetree Country Club in Georgia was shot dead at the weekend on the golf course according to media and police reports.

Gene Siller, a PGA pro, reportedly attempted to stop a pickup truck entering the course before being killed.

The vehicle reportedly got stuck on the course, with a man inside alleged to have shot Siller twice.

The incident apparently happened at 2.20pm local time on Saturday 3rd July, with Siller's body reported to have been discovered on the 10th green.

Police say he was pronounced dead at the scene due to an "apparent gunshot wound to the head."

According to the police and reports, two other men were discovered dead in the bed of the truck due to gunshot wounds.

Siller, 41, was a husband and a father of two.

Tributes poured in across social media, including from the PGA, the Georgia State Golf Association and Georgia PGA.

"We are truly heartbroken to hear about the senseless murder that took pace yesterday at Pine Tree Country Club that took the life of PGA member Gene Siller," PGA of America President Jim Richerson said.

"The PGA of America sends our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to his family, club and the Georgia PGA community."

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The Georgia State Golf Association tweeted: "All of us at the GSGA are deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred earlier today at Pinetree CC. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gene Siller’s family and friends."

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"Tragedy has stricken the Georgia Section PGA in the loss of our Member, Gene Siller. Thoughts and prayers for his family and the Pinetree Country Club family," the Georgia PGA tweeted.

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A fundraiser (opens in new tab) has been set up at the club, with the goal of raising $500,000 for Siller's family.

"As many of you are aware Gene was tragically killed Saturday, July 3rd. We are asking for donations to help Gene’s precious family in this terrible time of need. Please keep Gene's family as well as his Pintree family in your prayers," the fundraiser read.

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Pinetree Country Club is located just outside of Marietta, north of Atlanta.

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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