Happy Gilmore is back baby!
An upcoming sequel to Happy Gilmore may be in the works for golf enthusiasts as a high school senior from Bloomington South (Ind.) named Happy Gilmore has declared his commitment to play golf at Ball State.
According to USA Today, Gilmore’s real first name is Landon, but he adopted the moniker “Happy” when he began competing in golf at the age of six.
See Happy’s announcement below:
I am very excited to announce that I have committed to continue my academic and golf career at Ball State University. I am very grateful for the opportunity Coach Fleck has given me! I would like to thank my family, my friends and coaches who push me everyday! @BallStateMGolf pic.twitter.com/nz36to47J2
— Happy Gilmore ?? (@happygilmore_44) June 23, 2023
This Happy Gilmore is dissimilar to the film character portrayed by Adam Sandler in the 1996 movie since he lacks experience playing hockey.
The Bloomington South High School boys golf team member since his freshman year recently attained a score of 66 at the U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier, ranking 497th in the Golfweek/Sagarin male rankings.
At the Indiana high school boys state tournament, the future Ball State golf player placed seventh overall while recording an even par score over 36 holes. In this event, which was hosted at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana, Gilmore also won a regional tournament before its commencement earlier this month.
It’s remarkable that this young golfer decided to maintain and embody the “Happy” nickname of the distinguished movie character.
It would be fantastic if Bob Barker could call one of Gilmore’s golf matches at Ball State and truly bring the Happy Gilmore situation full circle.