Nino Memorial IX

Saturday, May 31, 2008
Kansas City, MO

"Only The Best Wear Tartan"

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Ninth Annual Nino Memorial

From L-R (Sanger, Price, Hollander, Snake, CHiP, Wagman, Nino, Eagleglass, Jackie, Smailz, Candice, Toolman, Glass)Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Shoal Creek Golf Course Kansas City, MO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The tartan arrived here on Friday a St. Louis tradition nearing a decade of excellence. By Sunday, the Nino Memorial trophy was just another monument in the City of Fountains, claimed by a hometown rookie sensation. Evan Glass, a Kansas City native playing in his first ever Nino Memorial, shot a stellar 74 at spacious Shoal Creek to win the ninth version of the annual late spring classic.

This year's edition of the storied tournament lacked the controversy seen in 2007, when a tie - plus ambiguity in the rules - led to a split title. In 2008, the official regulations were clear: A draw would be settled by putt-putt. Though a mini-golf course was spotted on the way home, it was hardly needed. Glass - buoyed by booming drives and a serviceable short game - led from the first swing to the final pin.

From L-R (Price, Glass)Still, NMIX was not without its share of intrigue. Glass' partner, Kansas City transplant Matt Price, was part of the duo in name only - several sources spotted him sleeping in the cart. Neither Price nor Glass are members of the golf league, which must be rectified if the pair are to keep their championship jackets. Runners-up Tim "Toolman" Boyer (a veteran Nino Memorial golfer) and Bryan "Carlito's Way" Sanger (first-timer) shot a sturdy 76, and may have done even better if it weren't for the unconventional caddies employed by the other team in their pairing, Dr. Jeff "Smailz" Small and Tim Spiegelglass. Sufficed to say the caddies offered a compelling strategy in the rough. Getting the best-effort award was Paul Hollander, who re-routed a flight so that he could join partner Jake "Snake" Lampert at Shoal.

On the opposite end of the spectrum was Marc Arbesman, who came down with a late case of the flu (whipped fever?), forcing an unusual three-man team of Jake Wagman, Phil "ChiP" Ruben and Jaeson "Nino" Becker, the stellar organizer and eponymous founder of the tournament. Regrettably, personal reasons kept tournament favorite Dave "Dusty" Hoffman from playing this year.

Of course, Nino Memorial is about far more than just golf. Many folks will take away as their fondest memories the activities that went on beyond the greens. Friday evening found the crew at Jack Stack Barbecue on the Plaza, where a mix-up over french fries worked in our favor. Later, participants visited the city's new Power and Light entertainment district, before seeking refreshment and repairing to "temptations" elsewhere.

The Saturday evening itinerary had initially included a trip to Kauffman Stadium, but, with the exception of Sanger and Toolman, golfers were left too drained by the sun to see the Royals defeat C.C. Sabathia and the Cleveland Indians. Resting paid off later, however, when our good friend Barbie made her annual post-link pilgrimage to the Nino Memorial. Though Barbie aims to please, her employees don't always ascribe to her mantra of customer service. At least this lesson learned: Those in the skin business should tread lightly when applying a spouse's name to their epidermis. Marriages may not be forever, but tattoos are.

The late-night entertainment soon gave way to the favorite Nino Memorial parlor game - picking a spot for next year, the much-anticipated NMX. Will it be a drive to Georgia? A quick flight to north Florida? A visit to San Diego - or even Sin City? Could the tournament head across the pond to Amsterdam for the ultimate golf getaway? Wherever it is, we'll see you there.

jw

 

1st Place (74)
Evan Glass
Matt Price
Winner of Nino Memorial IX (2008)
Winner of Nino Memorial IX (2008)
Height: 5'10
Weight: 160lbs
Finishing move:
Airplane Spin
Height: 5'10
Weight: 175lbs
Finishing move:
Body Press

2nd Place (76)
Bryan Sanger
Tim Boyer
Winner of Nino Memorials IV, V, VIII (2003-2004, 2007)
Height: 6'4
Weight: 210lbs
Finishing move:
Abdominal Stretch
Height: 5'9
Weight: 190lbs
Finishing move:
The Jackhammer

3rd Place (77)
Tim Spiegelglass
Jeff Small
Height: 5'10
Weight: 190lbs
Finishing move:
STFU
Height: 5'5
Weight: 175lbs
Finishing move:
The Leg Drop

4th Place (91)
Jaeson Becker
Phil Ruben
Jake Wagman
Winner of Nino Memorials I, II, III, VIII (2000-2002, 2007)
Height: 5'10.5
Weight: 150lbs
Finishing move:
The people's elbow
Height: 5'9
Weight: 195lbs
Finishing move:
S.W.
Height: 5'8
Weight: 170lbs
Finishing move:
Sharp Shooter

5th Place (97)
Jake Lampert
Paul Hollander
Height: 5'7
Weight: 165lbs
Finishing move:
Bulldog
Height: 5'10
Weight: 170lbs
Finishing move:
Chicken Wing


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Dear Nino Memorial participants/potential participants:

For those that are expecting to stay both nights and play golf, we anticipate you will need to bring at least $250.00 for hotel fees, a round of golf, Royals ticket and entertainment. Food was NOT factored into the price.

($105 hotel + $75 golf + $50 Saturday evening + $9 Royals + $11 padding)

Smailz and Spiegelglass, your projection would be an additional $50.00 each ($300.00).

For those that are staying at Price's, anticipate paying $100.00 less ($150.00).

We hope and think it will be less money.

The Nino Memorial will be held at the Shoal Creek Golf Course in Kansas City, MO on Saturday, May 31, 2008.

Dress Code - Collared shirts, nice shorts/pants and appropriate golf attire required. No denim, T-shirts, tank tops, bathing attire,etc. Shoal Creek is a soft spike facility. (Please inform others in your group about our Dress Code).

Tee times are at 10.00, 10.10, 10.20 and 10.30 if need being

You MUST check in at the pro-shop by 09.30. The round of golf will be $67.00 a person (before taxes), which includes greens fee, cart, practice balls and GPS (doesn't include food).

There will be multiple departure times leaving for Kansas City. Please let me know who's in your car, and what time your car plans to leave STL for KC, and what time you plan to leave KC for STL. Contact me with your proposed times at Nino5150@aol.com.

Make sure to bring a swimsuit.

From this point out (5/17/08), should you have to cancel on the weekend, you will have to pay for the round of golf and your portion of the hotel room.

Foursomes and carpools have been created below. All are subject to change.

FOR KC
Departure 1: Time 07.00 on Friday, May 30, 2008 from Spiegelglass' House.
  Jeff Small
  Tim Spiegelglass
   
Departure 2: Time 07.00 on Friday, May 30, 2008 from CHiP's House.
Phil Ruben
Jaeson Becker
   
Departure 3: Time 13.00 on Friday, May 30, 2008 from Snake's House.
  Paul Hollander
Jake Lampert
   
Departure 4: Time 13.00 on Friday, May 30, 2008 from Wagman's House.
  Marc Arbesman
  Jake Wagman
   
Departure 5: Time 17.00 on Friday, May 30, 2008 from Toolman's House.
  Bryan Sanger
  Tim Boyer
FOR STL
Departure 1: Time 10.00 on Sunday, June 1, 2008 from Hotel.
  Paul Hollander
Jake Lampert
   
Departure 2: Time 10.00 on Sunday, June 1, 2008 from Hotel.
  Marc Arbesman
  Jake Wagman
   
Departure 3: Time 10.00 on Sunday, June 1, 2008 from Hotel.
Phil Ruben
Jaeson Becker
   
Departure 4: Time 15.00 on Sunday, June 1, 2008 from Golf Course.
  Tim Boyer
  Bryan Sanger
  Jeff Small
  Tim Spiegelglass

 


Kansas City, MO
May 31, 2008

The Nino Memorial has been a tradition in this league since 2000. This year's Nino Memorial will be held in Kansas City, MO at the Shoal Creek Golf Course on Saturday, May 31, 2008. The Nino Memorial is opened to members of Nino's Fantasy Golf League as well as those that are interested in joining the league the following year.

For some background information on prior Nino Memorials, please click on this.

Stay tuned for more information about NMIX

 

 

2007 Defending
Co-Champions
Aaron Vickar & Jaeson Becker
David Hoffman & Tim Boyer
Hotel Friday
Night Only
Hotel Saturday
Night Only
Hotel
BOTH NIGHTS!!!
Home Hospitality
1
1
 
1
Jaeson Becker
1
Evan Glass
2
2
 
2
Phil Ruben
2
Matt Price
3
3
3
Jeff Small
3
Paul Hollander
4
4
4
Jake Wagman
4
Jake Lampert
5
5
5
Tim Spiegelglass
5
Megerman (No Golf)
6
6
6
Tim Boyer
6
7
7
7
Marc Arbesman
7
8
8
8
Bryan Sanger
8
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
 
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Below is the tentative itinerary for NMIX

 

 
Friday, May 30, 2008
 
06.45x: Rendezvous at Chip's house
06.45x: Rendezvous at Spiegelglass' house
07.00x: CHiP and Nino leave for KC
07.00x: Spiegelglass and Smailz leave for KC
12.45x: Rendezvous at Hollander's office
12.45x: Rendezvous at Wagman's house
13.00x: Hollander and Snakey leave for KC
13.00x: Wagman and Arbesman leave for KC
14.00x:Check-in to the
Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
14.30x: Cannonball tournament at pool
17.00x: Check-in to Price's house
17.30x: Cleanup for dinner
18.00x: Rendezvous for dinner

19.00x: Shabbat Dinner at Gates BBQ

3205 Main
Kansas City, MO
816-753-0828

20.30x: Pregame at 810 Zone

22.00x: Power And Light District

Angels Rock Bar

23.30x: Casino Night Options

A: Ameristar
B: Harrah's
C: Argosy
D: Isle Of Capri

02.00x: Back to the hotel
02.45x: Hot Water Trick to Smailz
03.00x: Lights Out
03.10x: Magic Blanket On Phil
 
Saturday, May 31, 2008
 
08.00x: Wake-up and optional breakfast
08.45x: Head to Shoal Creek Golf Course
09.15x: Driving Range
09.45x: Group photos
10.00x: .....Nino Memorial 9
16.00x: Award presentation

19.00x: Post NMIX lunch at Arthur Bryant's

1702 Village West
Parkway, K.C., KS
913-788-7500

18.10x: ....Royals vs Indians

 
John Mayberry Bobblehead

First 20,000 Fans
 
23.30x: Evening Program
02.30x: Penthouse Forum readings by Wagman
  03.00x: Duct Tape Spiegelglass to his bed  
03.30x: Ben Gay Preparations for Arbesman's Jock
05.00x: Lights Out
 
Sunday, June 1, 2008
 
05.30x: Fishing tournament
10.00x: Checkout

 

Nino Memorial IX Partners
 
Tee-Time
 

Jake Lampert

 

&

  Paul Hollander  
 

10:00

 

Evan Glass

 

&

  Matt Price  

Tee-Time

Jaeson Becker

&

Phil Ruben

10:10

Jake Wagman

&

Marc Arbesman

Tee-Time

Tim Boyer

&

Bryan Sanger

10:20

Tim Spiegelglass

&

Jeff Small

(Foursomes and Tee-Times are subject to change)

 

Directions
From Chip's (Clayton) to Hotel
Trip: 3 HOURS 30 MINS, 241.95 MILES (approx.)


Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
770 W 47th Street · Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Phone: (816) 931-4400
Link to Hotel


1. Start From CROMWELL DR and Head West, Go 347.8 Ft
2. Turn Right to CLAYTON RD. Go 0.7 Miles.
3. Turn Left to S BRENTWOOD BLVD. Go 0.5 Miles.
4. Turn Slight Right to I-64 W. Go 0.3 Miles.
5. Enter Highway I-64 W on Your Left. Go 31.1 Miles.
6. Exit Highway on Your Left to I-70 W. Go 0.5 Miles.
7. Enter Highway I-70 W on Your Left. Go 200.7 Miles.
8. Exit Highway on Your Right to 8A. Go 0.4 Miles.
9. Enter Highway I-435 S on Your Left. Go 1.9 Miles.
10. Exit Highway on Your Right to 65. Go 0.3 Miles
11. Turn Right to EASTWOOD TFWY. Go 0.4 Miles.
12. Turn Right to BLUE PKY. Go 2.0 Miles.
13. Continue to SWOPE PKY. Go 0.9 Miles.
14. Turn Slight Right to BRUCE R WATKINS DR. Go 0.2 Miles.
15. Turn Slight Left to BRUSH CREEK BLVD. Go 0.5 Miles.
16. Continue to E 47TH ST. Go 0.8 Miles.
17. Continue to BRUSH CREEK BLVD. Go 0.3 Miles.
18. Continue to W 47TH ST. Go 0.4 Miles.
19. Your Destination (770 W 47TH ST) is on Your Right.

 

Directions
From Hotel to Shoal Creek Golf Course
Trip: 23 MINS, 18.34 MILES (approx.)

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
770 W 47th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Phone: (816) 931-4400
Link to Hotel
1. Start From W 47TH ST and Head West, Go 449.5 Ft
2. Turn Right to MADISON AVE. Go 0.5 Miles.
3. Turn Slight Left to SOUTHWEST TFWY. Go 1.9 Miles.
4. Turn Slight Right to I-35 N. Go 0.3 Miles.
5. Enter Highway I-35 N on Your Left. Go 0.8 Miles.
6. Exit Highway on Your Right to 2U. Go 456.0 Ft.
7. Bear Right to I-70 E. Go 190.3 Ft.
8. Bear Left to I-70 E. Go 0.2 Miles.
9. Enter Highway I-670 E on Your Left. Go 0.5 Miles.
10. Exit Highway on Your Left to 2N. Go 0.5 Miles.
11. Enter Highway I-70 W on Your Left. Go 0.3 Miles.
12. Bear Right to US-71 N. Go 0.8 Miles.
13. Merge to Highway I-29 N. Go 3.9 Miles.
14. Bear Right to I-35 N. Go 4.7 Miles.
15. Exit Highway on Your Right to 12B. Go 0.4 Miles.
16. Enter Highway I-435 N on Your Left. Go 0.9 Miles.
17. Exit Highway on Your Right to 51. Go 0.3 Miles.
18. Turn Right to N SHOAL CREEK PKY. Go 2.1 Miles.
19. Your Destination (8905 N SHOAL CREEK PKY) is on Your Right.


Shoal Creek Golf Course
8905 Shoal Creek Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64157
816-407-7242
Link to Golf Course

 

Directions
From CHiPs (Clayton) to
Shoal Creek Golf Course
Trip: 3 HOURS 31 MINS, 247.94 MILES (approx.)


Shoal Creek Golf Course
8905 Shoal Creek Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64157
816-407-7242
Link to Golf Course

1. Start From CROMWELL DR and Head West, Go 347.8 Ft
2. Turn Right to CLAYTON RD. Go 0.7 Miles.
3. Turn Left to S BRENTWOOD BLVD. Go 0.5 Miles.
4. Turn Slight Right to I-64 W. Go 0.3 Miles.
5. Enter Highway I-64 W on Your Left. Go 31.1 Miles.
6. Exit Highway on Your Left to I-70 W. Go 0.5 Miles.
7. Enter Highway I-70 W on Your Left. Go 200.5 Miles.
8. Exit Highway on Your Right to 8B. Go 0.5 Miles.
9. Enter Highway I-435 N on Your Left. Go 11.4 Miles.
10. Exit Highway on Your Right to 51. Go 0.3 Miles.
11. Turn Right to N SHOAL CREEK PKY. Go 2.1 Miles.
12. Your Destination (8905 N SHOAL CREEK PKY) is on Your Right.

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