Mirimichi Press Conference & Ribbon Cutting Photos
Mirimichi Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting Photos
Reposted From JT4Breakfast.com
Superstar Justin Timberlake’s Mirimichi golf course was supposed to reopen after renovations this summer, but delays moved the reopening to Labor Day and came with the announcement of a new project!
Timberlake is so Memphis that the musician introduced one of the dignitaries at his golf course grand re-opening by asking, “Do you want me to give you like a whole Memphis Fight Intro?” and then humming the U of M Tigers Fight Song.
Bud Smart of the Golf Environment Organization came to award Mirimichi as the first certified green and sustainable course in the Americas!
“Mirimichi is what we as an organization want every golf course to aspire to,” said Smart.
Timberlake said of the sustainable certification, “Two of the things I love most in the world: golf and the environment. I think trying to find a way to marry the two: it was definitely a challenge.”
The Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau awarded the star a Mirimichi-themed Memphis made St. Blues guitar for making his world class course a destination for golfers!
“We drew better than 10 percent of our customer base from outside the Memphis area,” said Co-Owner Paul Harless.
Timberlake and his parents also clipped the ribbon, opening a 10 thousand square foot Mirimichi Performance and Learning Center. The Callaway cutting edge computerized analysis does everything but check your blood pressure while you swing!
“There’s nothing like this for 1,000 miles,” noted Golf Pro Alec Walker.
In addition to a world class practice range, Timberlake unveiled “Little Mirimichi,” a 9 hole executive course perfect for teaching golf to kids or playing hooky from work for quick practice.
All the extras are amazing, but the real spectacle here is the restoration and improvement of the championship 18 hole course: new greens, fairways and bunkers.
Timberlake said he was devastated as his course and so much of Millington and North Shelby County went underwater in the massive May flood.
“Everybody contributed to repairing and restoring what you see here,” he said.
Taking a break from making movies and music, Timberlake said he hopes his course will one day host a major championship. But for now, the golfing community is welcome to come back!
“I don’t know what else to say except that I hope the greens aren’t so fast that you hate us for it. But you know, that’s not life. That’s golf.”
As for snagging a major championship, Miriam hopes to contend for hosting a future US Amateur Pub-Links tournament to start and moving up from there.
Since Timberlake already hosts an PGA Tour stop, he has the contacts in the golf world to make the dream of hosting major golf events come true.
In the next five years, Mirimichi’s owners hope to add a spa, lodging facilities and a clubhouse.