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Another PGA pro was killed by a falling tree earlier this year.

Yeah, here it is, back in June:

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Justin Riegel, the head professional at Philmont Country Club, was expecting his first child with his girlfriend later this month.

 

Gary Player never considered this side of things.

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Horrible stories.  Shows we should all savor every moment we have.

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Awful. I hunt in tree stands every year, and hear stories of hunters falling out of trees or trees falling. Never heard of a golf pro getting killed by a falling tree until now.  Very sad and doing a peaceful, not-contact sport. 

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On our local news here in Albany. He lived well tho, septuagenarian with two teenagers. Poor kids.

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9 hours ago, iacas said:

Another PGA pro was killed by a falling tree earlier this year.

Yeah, here it is, back in June:

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Justin Riegel, the head professional at Philmont Country Club, was expecting his first child with his girlfriend later this month.

 

Gary Player never considered this side of things.

Should I be ashamed of myself for chuckling at your Gary Player comment.  

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16 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Should I be ashamed of myself for chuckling at your Gary Player comment.

I did a bit for making it.

I’ve always been the guy that makes mildly inappropriate jokes at funerals and stuff though. 😛

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I'm wary of walking under trees especially after a storm. These stories remind me of the Google employee who was struck by a falling branch in Central Park, he just had a kid. I think he recovered from a coma though, but not 100%. Carpe diem.

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 During wind storms at my course, I routinely hear trees falling. It’s very scary. I was hitting balls during one wind storm and a 5ft branch landed straight up, a couple inches behind an older lady. Not sure what damage it would have done, but she left after that. 

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1 hour ago, phillyk said:

 During wind storms at my course, I routinely hear trees falling. It’s very scary. I was hitting balls during one wind storm and a 5ft branch landed straight up, a couple inches behind an older lady. Not sure what damage it would have done, but she left after that. 

There are about six trees on that course that I wouldn't mind them falling. In the middle of the night, of course. 😁

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Deep condolences. We had a local pro pass away at Cahoon plantation back in 2011 when a lawn sprayer rolled back on him while working in a sand trap. Young fella in early 30s with young family. Awful.

 

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On 10/8/2020 at 9:00 PM, iacas said:

Another PGA pro was killed by a falling tree earlier this year.

Yeah, here it is, back in June:

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Justin Riegel, the head professional at Philmont Country Club, was expecting his first child with his...

 

Gary Player never considered this side of things.

Yeah, that was a sad day. Justin was a good guy, well known in the district.

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