Lauren Wiseman - The Washington Post 2009
Geraldine L. "Gerry" Cush, 89, a three-time winner of the Maryland state golf
championships and chairman in the 1990s of Maryland's slope rating committee, which
rates the difficulty of state golf courses, died May 16, 2009 at Manor Care nursing home
in Potomac of pneumonia.
Before her golf career, Mrs. Cush worked from 1945 to 1951 as an economist for the
Securities and Exchange Commission and during World War II was an economist for
the Commerce Department. During the early 1940s, she was an economist for a gold
and silver lobbying group.
Geraldine Lytzen was born in Butte, Mont., and moved to Washington in 1935. She
graduated from Western High School in 1936 and received a bachelor's degree in
economics from Duke University in 1940.
She was a member of Argyle Country Club in Silver Spring, where she won the club's
golf championship nine times. She also won other golf tournaments, including the
Maryland State Women's Amateur, the Mid-Atlantic Amateur and the District Women's
She was a Washington resident until she moved to Potomac in 2004. She was a
member of the Catholic Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Washington.
Her husband of 32 years, Frank C.E. Cush, died in 1978.
Survivors include a brother, William Lytzen of Chevy Chase.