Justin Timberlake Re-Opens Eco-Friendly Golf Course
Justin Timberlake started the week in his home state of Tennessee. The multi-talented star was at his Mirimichi golf course in Millington, Tennessee for the ribbon cutting of the new Mirimichi Performance Center on Monday. The course had been closed in January for renovations. Mirimichi was once known as the Big Creek golf course; the name Mirimichi means "place of happy retreat." The par 72 golf course underwent an eco-friendly upgrade that added more wetlands and native plants. Timberlake wrote on Twitter that also the course had received the GEO (Golf Environmental Organization) Award for 1st certified "green" golf course, an honor he deemed as "pretty damn cool." The first phase of the project cost $16 million. At the opening Timberlake joked that he had invested in the golf course as a selfish way to have a place to play when he goes home to visit. Up next for Mirimichi is a campaign to get one of the major championships to play there. As Timberlake put it in an interview on My Fox Memphis: "we're going to wave our flag as high and proud as we can and hope that we can make some waves in that direction." Check out their video piece with Timberlake after the jump.