August 27, 2014
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) - Justin Timberlake celebrated the opening of his renovated, environmentally friendly golf course in style on the 10th tee - by smacking his drive 291 yards.
The singer and actor smiled Saturday after the tee-off, saying
"nobody's happier about this course" than he is.
Timberlake was the first to play a round at his Mirimichi golf course near Memphis, Tenn., after he spent $16 million renovating the course to make it more eco-friendly.
Timberlake drew a crowd of about 50 onlookers after starting an early round of 18 holes at 7:30 a.m.
He played Saturday with his mother, stepfather and an old family friend from Tennessee.
The Memphis native got the idea to buy the course from his dad back in 2007.
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