On July 3, 2021, Eugene “Gene” Karl Siller, PGA Director of Golf at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, GA, tragically passed. Gene was a truly unique story in the golf industry. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. As a Professional Engineer, he helped develop multiple US Patents before following his passion toward a career in golf as a PGA Golf Professional. A natural teacher and mentor, Gene held leadership positions at several of the most esteemed golf clubs around Metro Atlanta. He had an endless pursuit to be the best version of himself and an incredible work ethic, which he used to encourage and mentor aspiring golfers.
In 2007, he met his soulmate, Ashley, and later had two sons, Beau and Banks. The loves of his life were his wife and his boys. His love for his family, and the love between Gene and Ashley, was palpable. You never saw a prouder man then when you saw Gene looking at his two boys.
While Gene’s title was a golf pro, it was more than just a job. He absolutely loved the game of golf and instilled that love in his sons. The young Siller boys quickly became just as passionate about playing golf. In fact, every Sunday you could find Gene playing a round of 18 holes with his sons.
Wherever he was, people looked up to and respected Gene. He had the biggest heart for all people and animals and was always willing to help. He was strong, centered, and ethically grounded, never wavering from doing what he believed was the right thing to do. Gene made the people around him better just by knowing and loving him.
Following Gene’s passing, the Gene Siller Memorial Grant was created by the Siller Family in partnership with the Georgia PGA Foundation and Pinetree Country Club members to honor Gene’s life and passion through support of junior golf initiatives. The Mission of this grant is to provide financial assistance to young golfers throughout the state of Georgia by supporting those looking to learn, play and compete in junior golf initiatives.