Gene Siller Bio/Wiki
According to officials and reports, a Professional golfer named Gene Siller at a Georgia country club was fatally shot near the course’s 18th hole on Saturday.
Gene Siller was shot and killed on the Pinetree Country Club course near Kennesaw around 2:30 p.m., according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Siller was previously a golf pro in Gwinnett County, where he was director of golf and head golf pro at Summit Chase Country Club, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. He has also worked at the St. Ives Country Club.
According to the newspaper, he moved to Pinetree in 2019. He was also, according to the Post, “a regular competitor in Georgia PGA Section golf tournaments since 2007.”
He was 41 years old.
Fatally Shot Full Details
The gunman’s pickup truck drove onto the course and became stopped, with the driver subsequently shooting Siller when he went to check, according to police. There have been no arrests reported.
Shenise Barner, a Cobb County officer, told the outlet, “We are still in the preliminary stages of the investigation and will provide additional details as they are received,”
In a press release, the Georgia PGA stated, “As many of you already know, tragedy has stricken the Georgia Golf Family with the passing of PGA member, Gene Siller. Gene was serving as the Director of Golf at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, GA.”
They added, “Following the lead of Pinetree Country Club members, the Georgia PGA, Georgia State Golf Association, Club Management Association of America Georgia Chapter, Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association and PGA of America would like to encourage all our members to lend their support to Gene’s family during this devastating time.”
The suspect was described as a 6-foot-1 male with long hair who was dressed in dark-colored slacks and a white or tan shirt. Kennesaw State University’s golf teams use the country club, which is close by.
Both the Georgia Pro Golfers Association and the state association conveyed their sympathies on the fatal incident on social media.
[UPDATE] 2 More Bodies Found
A white Ram 3500 pickup truck was also discovered parked on the green by investigators. Two more remains were discovered in the truck’s bed. They’d both been shot. Paul Pierson, the truck’s registered owner, was recognized as one of the two remains discovered in the truck’s bed. The identity of the third victim has yet to be determined.
It’s unclear whether Pierson and the third victim have any ties to the country club.
On Twitter, the Georgia State Golf Association announced, “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.”
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. 🙏
— Georgia State Golf Association (@GSGA) July 4, 2021
Siller is a married father of two young boys, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up for his family. The GoFundMe campaign has raised approximately $170,000 out of a $500,000 target as of Sunday afternoon.
Wife And Children
Siller leaves behind a wife and two young children ages 6 and 7.
He went to Purdue University and worked as an assistant professional at St. Ives Country Club in the area for most of his golf career. Marc Cain, a member of the Summit Chase, told the publication, “He was a super nice guy with two young kids and a beautiful wife,”
“I got to spend a good deal of time with him on the course and on a golf trip. Our hearts are ripped out with the sad news.”