Happy Gilmore competing for Indiana high school boys golf state title - bdsthanhhoavn.com

Happy Gilmore competing for Indiana high school boys golf state title

Yes, he understands the reaction. Happy Gilmore? It has to be a misprint. Maybe a joke.

Happy Gilmore? No way.

“Sometimes, when I first introduce myself, they will look at me funny,” said Gilmore, the Bloomington South star golfer. “But if my golf bag is there and has my name on it, that will kind of help a little bit. But it never fails. At some point they will ask me, ‘Is that your real name?’ or ‘How did you get that name?’ Something along those lines.”

Landon Gilmore of Bloomington South High School goes by the nickname "Happy Gilmore" around his friends and family. He played Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in the first day of the IHSAA golf state finals in Carmel.

His given name is Landon. But Happy, a 16-year-old sophomore, started to go by “Happy” as a nickname when he was about 6 and started playing in golf tournaments — a golfer with the last name Gilmore is too easy, right?

“My mom said it was before this, but I really remember it when I was like 9 years old,” he said. “Then when I was like 13, I started going by ‘Happy’ all the time.”

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