PGA Philadelphia Pro Dies After Tree Crashes Into Cart Barn During Storm
Justin Riegel, a PGA professional at Philadelphia’s Philmont Country Club died earlier this week after a tree crashed into the cart barn during a thunderstorm.
Riegel was helping to bring in carts from the rain when the accident happened.
He was 38 years old, and his girlfriend is expecting the couples’ first child in two weeks.
“Justin was one the most caring individuals you could ever come across. He was that guy who would call just to see how you’re doing and make sure everything was great in your life. We’re raising funds to help Kate and the kids get through these awful times and to start a college fund for the kids. Please consider donating as much as you can, Justin would be the first one signing up to help anyone else out,” reads the GoFundMe Page.
Riegel joined Philmont in 2019 as head pro and was most recently promote to director of golf.
According to PGA Philadelphia, Riegel previously worked at Aronimink Golf Club and Gulph Mills Golf Club as an assistant pro.
He earned his first PGA head professional position at French Creek Golf Club.
In 2015, he was named Section PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year.