Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Marshall Gerometta wins the 1st Annual CTBUH Golf Tournament

On June 4th, the Harborside International Golf Center in Chicago was the scene for the first Annual Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s Golf Tournament. Beating the weather forecast, which predicted rain and thunderstorms, all 19 participants were able to complete the 18 holes of the par-72 Portside Course, which is characterized by its elevated tees and greens offering stunning views of Chicago’s skyline. Especially Hole 15, which is shaped like an anchor and surrounded by many bunkers, proved to be a bit of a challenge for some.

back: Peter Weismantle (Smith + Gill), John Ryden (The Rise Group), Don Ely (Nu-Con Construction), Harry Mallgrave (IIT) , Tom Fridstein (AECOM), Rich Rahn (Source 4), Marshall Gerometta (CTBUH), Thomas Poulos (Thornton Tomasetti), Jerry Szatan (Szatan & Ass. Site Selection), Matt James (Source 4), Brian Volpe (Thornton Tomasetti), Lance McMasters (Lerch Bates)
front: Dave Crowell (The Rise Group), Samuel Assefa (City Planner, Boulder CO), Antony Wood (CTBUH), John Lindbloom (Accounting Management)
not pictured: Jeffrey Doman (Friedler Construction), Zack Stewart (Lerch Bates), Jan Klerks (CTBUH)

After all the score cards were turned in and adjusted for personal handicaps, CTBUH's database editor Marshall Gerometta emerged as the overall winner with an excellent score of 89. During the reception in the club house, CTBUH's executive director Antony Wood handed over the challenge cup to Marshall, which is a replica of the Empire State Building with a golden golf ball attached to the spire. Rise Group collegues John Ryden and Dave Crowell took 2nd and 3rd place.

Executive Director Antony Wood presenting the CTBUH Golf Challange Cup to Marshall Gerometta.
Marshall Gerometta showing the trophy.

We hope to see many of you next year for the second edition of the CTBUH Golf Tournament!

The CTBUH Golf Challenge Cup
Rich Rahn
Tom Fridstein
John Lindbloom Samual Assefa Antony Wood
Brian Volpe Don Ely Thomas Poulos
Jerry Szatan Matt James Marshall Gerometta