It was another successful year for the Gene Siller Red Pants Memorial Tournament held on Monday, August 14th at Pinetree Country Club. 23 PGA Professionals teamed up with 92 amateurs in the Pro-Am Scramble format along with 25 volunteers on one of the hottest days in Georgia, to raise money for underprivileged youth golfers across the state.

“I’d like to extend a very special thank you to anyone who played, volunteered, or came out to support the Gene Siller Memorial Grant (GSMG) Red Pants Tournament,” said Gene’s widow and PGA REACH Georgia Secretary, Ashley Siller. She went onto say “I’d also like to extend a congratulations to the 2023 GSMG recipients who came out to represent! The event was a huge success, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to support junior golfers to learn, play, and compete in the game of golf to which we all love so much. We’re looking forward to following our new recipients and all the inevitable amazing things the accomplish.”

Some highlights of the day included speeches and “celebrity shots” from seven grant recipients throughout the course and at the post tournament reception. Final revenue from the day is still being calculated, but the raffle, silent auction, tournament and miscellaneous donations should be around $75,000!

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About Gene Siller Memorial Grant
Following Gene’s passing, the Gene Siller Memorial Grant was created by the Siller Family in partnership with PGA REACH Georgia 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.

About PGA REACH Georgia
PGA REACH Georgia is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation and arm of the Georgia Section of the PGA of America (“Georgia PGA”). PGA REACH Georgia’s mission is to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access to the Georgia PGA, Georgia PGA Professionals, and the game of golf in Georgia.