Comets golf standout Mikey Landry swings into Spring Hill after 3rd place state finish

Published 12:02 am Saturday, May 5, 2018

LAPLACE — From the time he was old enough to walk, St. Charles Catholic High School senior Mikey Landry has held a golf club in his hands.

He’s accumulated a resume of tournament wins along the Gulf South, and he’ll soon take his skills to the next level in Mobile, Ala.

Surrounded by family and friends, Landry recently signed onto the Spring Hill College men’s golf team for the 2018-19 season.

Mikey Landry is pictured, bottom row, second from right, at his college signing and joined by principal Andrew Cupit, back row, from left, coach Gary Zeringue, athletic director Frank Monica, front row, father Tracy Landry, mother Julia Landry and brother Gabe Landry.

Talk of attending Spring Hill began with plans between Landry and a friend from Jesuit.

A campus tour highlighting the school’s close-knit environment sealed the deal.

Landry anticipates finding focus on the golf course while studying business management.

Golf is a humbling sport, Landry said. Each time he enters a game, he’s facing a new challenge.

“It teaches me how to deal with adversity on and off the course,” Landry said.

“I don’t let myself get too happy or sad because anything can happen out there. You can have a good shot three inches from being perfect and then hit a water hazard.”

Landry has enjoyed good runs on SCC’s golf team, having advanced to state competition three times in four years. In the most recent tournament, held Monday and Tuesday in Lafayette, Landry shot a two-day total of 148 to tie for third.

Head golf coach Gary Zeringue said Landry’s skills were known long before he entered high school.

“Mikey is one of the best golfers to ever play golf at St. Charles Catholic High School,” Zeringue said.

“His reputation and ability have been strengths of our program. It has attracted other students to the golf team who may not have otherwise played golf.”

Zeringue said Landry’s hunger for year-round competition in local and regional junior golf tournaments is a testament to his strong work ethic.

In moving toward the next step of his life, Landry took a moment to thank those who helped him along the way.

“I want to thank my friends, family and coaches for the help and support the last four years,” Landry said. “This wouldn’t be possible without them.”