Philadelphia-area pro Riegel dies in accident at course


Justin Riegel, who worked at a number of country clubs in the Philadephia area, died this week when a tree crashed down into the pro shop and cart barn during a violent thunderstorm at Philmont County Club, according to a story from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

According to a post on Facebook, Riegel worked as a PGA Assistant Professional at Aronimink G.C., Wilmington C.C. and Gulph Mills G.C. He earned his first PGA Head Professional position at French Creek G.C. and then moved on to Philmont C.C. as PGA Head Professional, and most recently, PGA Director of Golf. Riegel was also involved with the Philadelphia PGA Section, serving on a number of committees and as chair of the Philadelphia Assistants Organization. In 2015, he was selected as the Section PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. 

It is with great sadness to inform you that Philmont C.C. PGA Director of Golf Justin Riegel passed away Wednesday…

Posted by PGA Reach Philadelphia on Thursday, June 4, 2020

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help support Justin and Kate’s growing family. You can access it by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/f/justin-riegel.


Justin Riegel, who worked at a number of country clubs in the Philadephia area, died this week when a tree crashed down into the pro shop and cart barn during a violent thunderstorm at Philmont County Club, according to a story from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

According to a post on Facebook, Riegel worked as a PGA Assistant Professional at Aronimink G.C., Wilmington C.C. and Gulph Mills G.C. He earned his first PGA Head Professional position at French Creek G.C. and then moved on to Philmont C.C. as PGA Head Professional, and most recently, PGA Director of Golf. Riegel was also involved with the Philadelphia PGA Section, serving on a number of committees and as chair of the Philadelphia Assistants Organization. In 2015, he was selected as the Section PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. 

It is with great sadness to inform you that Philmont C.C. PGA Director of Golf Justin Riegel passed away Wednesday…

Posted by PGA Reach Philadelphia on Thursday, June 4, 2020

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help support Justin and Kate’s growing family. You can access it by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/f/justin-riegel.


Justin Riegel, who worked at a number of country clubs in the Philadephia area, died this week when a tree crashed down into the pro shop and cart barn during a violent thunderstorm at Philmont County Club, according to a story from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

According to a post on Facebook, Riegel worked as a PGA Assistant Professional at Aronimink G.C., Wilmington C.C. and Gulph Mills G.C. He earned his first PGA Head Professional position at French Creek G.C. and then moved on to Philmont C.C. as PGA Head Professional, and most recently, PGA Director of Golf. Riegel was also involved with the Philadelphia PGA Section, serving on a number of committees and as chair of the Philadelphia Assistants Organization. In 2015, he was selected as the Section PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. 

It is with great sadness to inform you that Philmont C.C. PGA Director of Golf Justin Riegel passed away Wednesday…

Posted by PGA Reach Philadelphia on Thursday, June 4, 2020

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help support Justin and Kate’s growing family. You can access it by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/f/justin-riegel.


Justin Riegel, who worked at a number of country clubs in the Philadephia area, died this week when a tree crashed down into the pro shop and cart barn during a violent thunderstorm at Philmont County Club, according to a story from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

According to a post on Facebook, Riegel worked as a PGA Assistant Professional at Aronimink G.C., Wilmington C.C. and Gulph Mills G.C. He earned his first PGA Head Professional position at French Creek G.C. and then moved on to Philmont C.C. as PGA Head Professional, and most recently, PGA Director of Golf. Riegel was also involved with the Philadelphia PGA Section, serving on a number of committees and as chair of the Philadelphia Assistants Organization. In 2015, he was selected as the Section PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. 

It is with great sadness to inform you that Philmont C.C. PGA Director of Golf Justin Riegel passed away Wednesday…

Posted by PGA Reach Philadelphia on Thursday, June 4, 2020

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help support Justin and Kate’s growing family. You can access it by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/f/justin-riegel.
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