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High school golfer "HAPPY GILMORE" signs with Ball State


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.