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“I would have been shocked. This was not realistic even in my wildest dreams. It’s really a fantastic journey when you look back at it,” says David Berglund, when asked how he would have reacted if he had time traveled from 2005 and visited the Latitude 64 Disc Golf Factory today. The reaction stems from history. For most of us, disc golf is a fun hobby, as it was for David Berglund. He grew up in Skellefteå, a small town in northern Sweden. There he was introduced to disc golf when he was 10 years old. “A couple of my older friends started playing disc golf, Tomas Ekström (co-founder of Latitude 64) was one of them, and one day I tagged along. It wasn’t long before I was hooked. Getting the disc to fly was exhilarating. I had played other sports like ice hockey and soccer before, but I really enjoyed the combination of the individual aspect and the social side of disc golf - just a very friendly vibe. It was the best of both worlds for me, and the course was very close to home, so I spent a lot of time there,” David says. David was an avid disc golfer through the years. He played tournaments all over Sweden and even an occasional trip to the US. But as it usually goes, life happens, and priorities change. “I wasn’t the best disc golfer. For me, it was a hobby, and eventually I took a long break from the sport. I served in the military, and after that, I moved to Stockholm to focus on my career,” David says. Many years later he was back in his old neighbourhood. “I moved back to my hometown back in 2003 when I found out I was going to be a father. I didn’t want to raise a child in a big city. I reconnected with friends, and that’s when disc golf once again became a part of my life,” David says.

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