Golf Pro Killed On Georgia Course Over Holiday Weekend

The director of golf at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Georgia was shot and killed on the 10th green of the club’s course on Saturday, leading to a manhunt for the gunman who remains at large as of Tuesday morning.

Gene Siller, a PGA professional, was working the holiday weekend when a white Ram 3500 drove onto the course from an adjacent neighborhood and got stuck near the 10th green, according to police. Siller went to investigate the situation and was shot, accoding to police.

Cobb County police responded to a report of a person shot around 2:20 p.m. and found Siller unresponsive with an “apparent gunshot wound to the head” and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Upon further investigation, police found two more bodies in the bed of the abandoned truck, both dead from gunshot wounds.


An outpouring of support has come for Siller’s grieving family and community.

“He was a great boss and an even better man,” a club employee told the Atlanta Journal Consitituion.

“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,” Georgia’s Professional Golfers’ Association tweeted.

PGA of America President Jim Richerson also issued a statement.

“We are truly heartbroken to hear about the senseless murder that took place yesterday at Pine Tree Country Club in Georgia that took the life of PGA member Gene Siller,” the statement said. “PGA of America sends our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to his family, club and the Georgia PGA Community.”

“All of us at the (Georgia State Golf Association) are deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred earlier today at Pinetree CC,” the golf association wrote in a tweet. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Gene Siller’s family and friends.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Siller family in their time of need. As of this writing, more than $400,000 has been raised.

Siller leaves behind a wife and two children, ages 6 and 7, according to the Pinetree Country Club.