Nino Memorial XIII

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Indianapolis, IN

"Only The Best Wear Tartan"

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Thirteenth Annual Nino Memorial

From L-R (Nino, Smailz, JMentle, Andy, Lucas, Robbie, Dusty, CHiP, Toolman, Denmark, Eagleglass, Swillie)Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Brickyard Crossing Indianapolis, Indiana

This year's Nino Memorial, the 13th annual, did not disappoint. Analysts believe it was the most competitive match in the tournament's storied, decade-plus history. We now have our first 5-pete champion (Tim Boyer) and third 4-pete champion (Dave Hoffman).

The Hoffman-Boyer duo won their fourth title as a team, but only their first such accolade since 2007. Their even par 72 was only just barely good enough to edge out the Eric Swillinger/Robbie Mentle and Tim Spiegelglass/Jeff Small tandems, both of which finished at a respectable +2. The Spiegelglass/Small team was actually -2 after the front 9, but stumbled with multiple bogies immediately after the turn. The dejection was especially felt by Jeff Small, who was seething after the conclusion of the round. It was his team's tournament to lose - and that's exactly what they did.

Sour grapes were had, to be sure, by other participants. In disgust with his partner, Eric Swillinger questioned the legitimacy of two fine golfers playing along side eachother in the winning group. Given the strength of all the pairings (aside from the Ruben brothers), Swillinger's gripe is without merit. Maybe if his partner Robbie Mentle stepped up his game like his younger brother Josh did this year, things would have been different. Time will tell if Swillinger has what it takes to claim the title in the future.

From L-R (Dusty, Toolman)Jaeson "Nino" Becker had his finest round in years, despite his team finishing double-digits over par. He had multiple strong drives throughout the day, and was a sniper around the greens as usual. If anything, the downfall of his team likely rests with his partner (and former champion) Aaron "Denmark" Vickar. Vickar was essentially the opposite of clutch throughout the day, leaving his partner befuddled, particularly on the front 9. Vickar was observed playing Words with Friends on his phone frequently throughout the round. His commitment to winning this year was lacking - and that may be a serious understatement.

The Ruben brothers were a dynamic duo - dynamically inconsistent. Phil "Chip" Ruben's vociferous frustrations could frequently be heard as he missed short putt after short putt. Andy Ruben could have played better, but since it was his birthday, this writer will just celebrate his presence. Although good competitors, it is not anticipated a tartan jacket is on the horizon in the near future for either of these Cincy boys.

The Kevin Lucas/Josh Mentle team was a force this year. They were only +1 at the turn. Although they finished +7 on the day, one should expect them to be in the hunt for years to come. Josh Mentle's new residence in Florida has helped him gain experience and shot-making skills. The Mentle/Lucas team should never be underestimated in future events.

In the end, it came down to past champions Boyer and Hoffman doing what it took to reclaim the title. Hoffman chipped in from 60 feet away for a birdie on No. 3. Boyer had several clutch shots of his own, making par putt after par putt when the team needed it most. His approach shot on 18, which ricocheted off the left hills, rolling to a stop just 5 feet from the pin for an easy birdie putt was easily the shot of the tournament. It was truly a magical day for this fearless team. With the win, Boyer is now the first person in history to claim the Nino Memorial title for the 5th time. He also became only the third participant in Nino Memorial history to earn the Decader award.

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1st Place (72)
Dave Hoffman
Tim Boyer
Winner of Nino Memorials IV, V, VIII, XIII (2003-2004, 2007, 2012)
Winner of Nino Memorials IV, V, VIII, X, XIII (2003-2004, 2007, 2009, 2012)
Height: 6'
Weight: 160lbs
Finishing move:
The Diamond Cutter
Height: 5'9
Weight: 190lbs
Finishing move:
The Jackhammer

T-2nd Place (74)
Robbie Mentle
Eric Swillinger
Height: 5'11
Weight: 180lbs
Finishing move:
Oriental Spike
Height: 6'1
Weight: 215LBS
Finishing move:
Go-To-Sleep

T-2nd Place (74)
Tim Spiegelglass
Jeff Small
Winner of Nino Memorials XI, XII (2010-2011)
Winner of Nino Memorials XI, XII (2010-2011)
Height: 5'10
Weight: 190lbs
Finishing move:
STFU
Height: 5'5
Weight: 175lbs
Finishing move:
The Leg Drop

4th Place (78)
Josh Mentle
Kevin Lucas
Height: 5'10
Weight: 190lbs
Finishing move:
REGAL STRETCH
Height: 5'10
Weight: 180lbs
Finishing move:
LO-DOWN

5th Place (85)
Jaeson Becker
Aaron Vickar
Winner of Nino Memorials I, II, III, VIII (2000-2002, 2007)
Winner of Nino Memorial VIII (2007)
Height: 5'10.5
Weight: 150lbs
Finishing move:
The people's elbow
Height: 6'3
Weight: 190lbs
Finishing move:
Stone Cold Stunner

6th Place (91)
Phil Ruben
Andy Ruben
Height: 5'9
Weight: 195lbs
Finishing move:
S.W.
Height: 5'11
Weight: 180LBS
Finishing move:
Sleeper


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NMXIII - Indianapolis - July 21, 2012

 

The Nino Memorial has been a tradition in this league since 2000. This year's Nino Memorial will be held in Indianapolis, IN at the The Brickyard Crossing on Saturday, July 21, 2012. 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 NMXIII


 

Omni Severin Hotel (Downtown)
40 W Jackson Pl
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: (317) 634-6664
Fax: (317) 687-3612
$117.00 a night

From STL Galleria to the hotel

Via I-70 E
4 hrs 8 mins / 250.59 miles


1. Start out going east on St Louis Galleria. 0.03 mi
2. Turn right. 0.04 MI
3. Turn left onto Galleria Pky. 0.02 MI
4. Take the 1st right onto S Brentwood Blvd. 0.4 MI
5. Merge onto US-40 E via the ramp on the left toward I-64/US-40 E
(Crossing into Illinois). 25.7 MI
6. Take I-55 N/I-70 E toward Chicago/Indianapolis. 2.2 MI
7. Merge onto I-70 E via EXIT 20A toward Indianapolis
(Crossing into Indiana). 0.2 MI
9. Keep left to take the Illinois St ramp. 0.3 MI
10. Stay straight to go onto S Illinois St. 0.5 MI
11. Turn right onto Jackson Pl. 0.01 MI
12. 40 JACKSON PL is on the left.


The Brickyard Crossing
4400 West 16th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222
317-492-6417
$90.00 per round


From hotel to Brickyard Crossing


5.0 MI about 15 mins

1. Head west on W Jackson PL toward S Illinois St 121 ft
2. Turn right onto S Illinois St 0.7 MI
3. Turn left onto W Michigan St 0.3 MI
4. Slight right onto Indiana Ave 1.4 MI
5. Turn left onto W 16th St
Destination will be on the right 2.6 MI


Going to NMXIII
Departure 1: Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 07.00 from Toolman's

Tim Boyer

Tim Spiegelglass

. .
Departure 2: Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 15.00 from Smailz's House

Jeff Small

Eric Swillinger

. .
Departure 3: Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 08.00 from Nino's Palace

Phil Ruben

Jaeson Becker

. .
Departure 4: Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 17.00 from Kevin Lucas's Crib

Kevin Lucas

Josh Mentle

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Departure 5: Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 17.00 from Andy Ruben's Crib
. Andy Ruben
. .
Departure 6: Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 12.00 from Dusty's Apartment

Dave Hoffman

. .
Departure 7: Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 12.00 from Robbie's House

Robbie Mentle

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Departure 8: Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 23.00 from FL

Aaron Vickar

Leaving NMXIII
Departure 1: Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 18.00 from Hotel to STL via Dusty

Dave Hoffman

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Departure 2: Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 18.00 from Hotel to Cincinnati via Lucas

Kevin Lucas

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Departure 3: Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 09.00 from Hotel to Cincinnati via Andy

Josh Mentle

. Andy Ruben
. .
Departure 4: Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 09.00 from Hotel to STL via Eagleglass

Tim Boyer

Tim Spiegelglass

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Departure 5: Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 09.00 from Hotel to STL via Smailz

Jeff Small

Aaron Vickar

Eric Swillinger

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Departure 6: Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 09.00 from Hotel to STL via CHiP

Phil Ruben

Jaeson Becker

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Departure 7: Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 09.00 from Hotel to STL via Robbie

Robbie Mentle


Room Assignments

Room 1 (3 Nights)
Room 2 (3 Nights)
Room 3 (2 Nights)
Room 4 (2 Nights)
Room 5 (1 Night)
*Tim Spiegelglass*
*Jeff Small*
*Robbie Mentle*
*Jaeson Becker*
*Dave Hoffman*
Tim Boyer
Eric Swillinger
Josh Mentle
Andy Ruben
Kevin Lucas
Phil Ruben
$136.89 per night
($410.67 for 3 nights
)
$136.89 per night
($410.67 for 3 nights
)
$136.89 per night
($273.78 for 2 nights
)
$136.89 per night
($273.78 for 2 nights
)
$136.89 per night
$29.00 parking per day
($87.00 for 3 days)
$29.00 parking per day
($87.00 for 3 days)
$29.00 parking per day
($58.00 for 2 days)
$29.00 parking per day
($58.00 for 2 days)
$29.00 parking per day
($58.00 for 2 days)
$90.00 a round of golf
$90.00 a round of golf
$90.00 a round of golf
$90.00 a round of golf
$90.00 a round of golf
Estimate:
Eagleglass - $295.36
Tooman - $295.36
(Does not include parking, food, entertainment nor bail)
Estimate:
Smailz -$363.78
Swillinger - $226.89
(Does not include parking, food, entertainment nor bail)
Estimate:
Robbie - $226.89
Josh - $226.89
(Does not include parking, food, entertainment nor bail)
Estimate:
CHiP - $181.26
Andy - $181.26
Nino - $181.26
(Does not include parking, food, entertainment nor bail)
Estimate:
Dusty - $158.45
Lucas - $158.45
(Does not include parking, food, entertainment nor bail)
Room 6
*Aaron Vickar*
Doing his own thing

Tee-Times

Tee-Time 1 (10.00)

Tim Spiegelglass

&

Jeff Small

vs.

Eric Swillinger

&

Robbie Mentle

Tee-Time 2 (10.08)

Jaeson Becker

&

Aaron Vickar

vs.

Dave Hoffman

&

Tim Boyer

Tee-Time 3(10.16)

Phil Ruben

&

Kevin Lucas

vs.

Josh Mentle

&

Andy Ruben

Tee-Time 4 (10.24)

TBD

&

TBD

vs.

TBD

&

TBD

($90.00 per player)
(Times, Foursomes and teams are subject to change)

Below is the tentative itinerary for NMXIII
2012 Champions
(Dave Hoffman & Tim Boyer)
 
 
Thursday, July 19, 2012
 
14.00x: Toolman, Smailz and Eagleglass arrive
 
Friday, July 20, 2012
 
12.00x: CHiP and Nino hit Edinburgh Outlet Mall
12.15x: Denmark and Swillinger arrive
12.30x: Dusty arrives
12.45x: Lucas, Josh and Andy arrive
13.00x: Denmark and Swillinger arrive

13.30x: Eagleglass Qualifying Golf Outing:

Eagleglass
Denmark
Smailz
Swillinger
Toolman

16.30x:Check-in to the
Omni Severin Hotel (Downtown)

17.30x: Cannonball tournament at pool
19.00x: Cleanup for dinner

20.15x: Dinner OPTION A:

St. Elmo's Steak House

Menu

Directions

St. Elmo Steak House
127 S. Illinois St.
Indianapolis, IN. 46225
317.635.0636

20.15x: Dinner OPTION B:

RAM Restaurant & Brewery

Menu

Directions

S140 South Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Tel: 317.955.9900
Fax: 317.955.1178

02.00x: Back to the hotel
02.45x: Hot Water Trick to Andy
03.00x: Lights Out
03.10x: Magic Blanket to Swillinger
 
Saturday, July 21, 2012
 
07.30x: Wake-up and optional breakfast
08.30x: Head to The Brickyard Crossing
08.45x: Driving Range
09.45x: Group photos
10.00x: .....Nino Memorial XIII
19.00x: Rendezvous @ Hotel Lobby for Dinner
19.00x: Final Banquet @ TBD
20.00x: Send Dusty home
23.30x: Evening Program
02.30x: Penthouse Forum readings by Toolman
  03.00x: Duct Tape Josh to his bed  
03.30x: Ben Gay Preparations for Robbie's Jock
05.00x: Lights Out

07.30x: Dinner

Tilted Kilt

Menu

Directions

141 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
317-600-3633

 
Sunday, July 22, 2012
 
09.00x: Checkout
2012 Champions
(Dave Hoffman & Tim Boyer)

 



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