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World's best disc golfers in Madison for PDGA Championships

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MADISON (WKOW) -- There's something in the air at Elver Park and it's coming from the hands on some of the best young disc golfers in the world.
"To see it go to this level, never thought it would happen," Elver Park Course Director Don Hoffman said.
This week Madison is host to the Professional Disc Golf Amateur and Junior World Championships.
"It's very competitive and fun and I can be outdoors with other people doing it," 9-year old disc golfer Emily Bambury of Charlotte, NC said,
"You don't have to be a superstar to be good at it, it was just take practice and that's really it," disc golfer Logan McLaughlin of Spokane, WA said.
Elver park hosted the juniors, with kids coming from all over. Mikael Hakala and his father even flew from as far as Finland.
"It's like nine hours, the flight, so it's pretty long. World Championships, I want to be a champion," Hakala said.
Some good tosses were thrown, and others not so good.
"It's frustrating when your disc goes into a bush or you can't find it," Bambury said.
But it was all about the opportunity for these kids to achieve through a sport they love.
"My parents put a lot of money into this and I'm hoping to do well so I can give it back to them," McLaughlin said.
An opportunity right here in Madison.
"We know we have championship courses and to be able to get like 400 people to come from all over the state and the world you get that warm fuzzy feeling from it," Hoffman said,

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