Global golf community in shock as PGA pro is murdered on U.S. golf course

A golf manager was tragically murdered on the golf course where he worked in the United States.

Gene Siller, 41, was the Golf Director at Pinetree Country Club in Georgia.

He approached what has been described as a white pickup truck, which had driven the course and was in a bunker, when, according to witnesses, the driver opened fire and shot him five times.

Police say the suspect has not been arrested. No motive has been identified and it is not known what events led to the shooting.

the Gwinnett Daily Post reported that Siller, a husband and father of two, had worked at several area golf courses over the years. He has also been a regular participant in Georgia PGA Section golf tournaments since 2007.

“He was a super nice guy with two young kids and a beautiful wife,” Summit Chase member Marc Cain told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “I spent a lot of time with him on the course and on a golf trip. Our hearts are torn by the sad news. “

Jim Richerson, President. of the PGA, said: “We are truly heartbroken to learn of the senseless murder that took place yesterday at the Pinetree Country Club in Georgia which claimed the life of PGA member Gene Siller. The PGA of America sends our thoughts, prayers and our deepest condolences to its family, club and the Georgia PGA community.

A GoFundMe was set up to benefit Siller’s wife and children, who has a goal of $ 500,000, and had received over $ 200,000 in less than 24 hours.

Many donors have said they are associated with the golf club or are just a member of the global golf community, and are shocked at the news.

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