Happy Gilmore (not that one) signs letter of intent with Ball State
11 Nov 2023
by Golfweek

Happy Gilmore (Ball State Athletics Photo)
Happy Gilmore (Ball State Athletics Photo)

Bloomington South senior Happy Gilmore was destined to have success on a golf course.

Yes, that’s his real name. And on Wednesday, he signed his National Letter of Intent to play Division I college golf at Ball State.

His real first name is Landon, but he started going by “Happy” as a nickname when he was about 6 and started playing in golf tournaments.

As a junior, Gilmore finished T-7 at the Indiana high school boys golf state tournament in June, shooting even par over 36 holes at Prairie View Golf Club. He won his regional the week before at Country Oaks in Montgomery.

Rumors are even Shooter McGavin is worried about when Happy gets to the Tour.

And back in June, when he announced his commitment, he was even shouted out by the man himself, Adam Sandler.

Safe to say, Chubbs is proud.

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