Eugene Siller was a pro golfer that was allegedly killed by Bryan Anthony Rhoden. Siller was shot and killed on the gold course at Pinetree Country Club. Siller was a respected golf pro in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Eugene Siller Bio
According to news reaching our news desk, Siller was 46 years old. Siller attended Purdue university.
Eugene Siller Family
According to Heavy.com, Eugene was married and he leaves behind two children. “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.” Summit Chase member Marc Cain said.
Eugene Siller Career
According to Gwinnett Daily Post Siller was previously a director and head golf pro at Summit Chase Country Club before the Snellville course began plans to close its golf facility. He joined the Pinetree staff in 2019.
Eugene Siller Death
A gunman drove his truck into a sand trap and shot and killed Siller when he approached the vehicle, according to a Facebook post from a country club member, who claimed Siller was shot “five times at point blank range,” the Gwinnett Daily Post reported. The shootings occurred near Kennesaw State University’s campus.
“All of us at the GSGA are deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred earlier today at Pinetree CC,” the Georgia State Golf Association posted on social media Saturday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Gene Siller’s family and friends.”
— Georgia State Golf Association (@GSGA) July 4, 2021
A GoFundme page to assist Siller family has raised more than $700000.
Dianne McPherson the organizer of the fundraiser states on the page, “Hello and thank you for visiting the fundraiser page for our Director of Golf and dear friend, Gene Siller. 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 Pinetree family in your prayers.”
— Miracle For Mom (@Miracle4Mom) April 23, 2017
GwinnettDailypost indicated that Siller was a regular competitor in Georgia PGA Section golf tournaments since 2007.
Here's the pick-up truck. The additional bodies were found later under the bed cover. pic.twitter.com/vjzTh1qu4S
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) July 4, 2021
Chad Phillips, the director of golf instruction at the course, said Siller was likely trying to help the man who shot him in the head on Saturday afternoon.
Phillips who watched Sillers murder from afar said, “That’s what made him a great golf pro along with a great man “When it was unfolding it was a lot of confusion, I saw the truck and unfortunately witnessed what happened at the time. At the time, didn’t really know what I was witnessing.”
Another golf instructor on the course, Corey Evans, told Fox5 that that Siller’s death has left a hole in the club’s community. “It’s still kind of a numb feeling,” he said. “It’s just one of those things that is kind of hard to wrap your head around.”
Both Evans and Phillips watched the gunman take off on foot moments after the shooting. It took a few moments to proves what they just saw – and heard — up the fairway. “In everyone’s mind was fireworks because we had a huge fireworks display for the Fourth,” Phillips said. “I was trying to convince myself that the shots we were hearing were fireworks, but unfortunately they weren’t.”