Katie Schwegman

President and Founder

Katie Schwegman is a golf industry veteran with over 20 years of experience. A proponent of advancing the industry through exchanging ideas, Schwegman is a frequent volunteer and event attendee always looking for ways to utilize the latest technological advancements to increase sales and drive bottom line results. Whether it’s looking for ways to improve play conditions or striving for fresh and effective marketing campaigns, Schwegman is continuously striving for a bigger and better outcome.

Falling in love with the sport at age seven and competing and placing in the Minnesota State High School Tournament year after year, Katie set her sights on attending the University of Minnesota so she could play golf for the women’s golf program. She began writing letters expressing her intent to play for the university and ten years later, Schwegman accepted a scholarship to play golf for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Having held various positions in the trade, Schwegman was an Assistant Golf Professional providing golf instruction for all ability levels including implementing a Junior Golf Program to get younger generations excited about and involved in the sport. As a buyer and merchandiser, Schwegman researched what key golf personalities would be wearing for tournaments and then promoted it to members so they could dress like the pros.

Past course experience includes stints at Mankato Golf Club in Mankato, Minnesota; LeSueur Country Club in LeSueur, Minnesota; Stonebrooke Golf Club in Shakopee, Minnesota and The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Specializing in grounds maintenance for the past 15 years and working on a number of grounds maintenance crews, Schwegman is a member of the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendants Association (MGCSA), Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM). She also holds a Minnesota Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator License.

The idea for DivotPack was instigated while Schwegman was working at The Minikahda Club. She was using a backpack-style leaf blower to remove debris from a tee box when she looked over and saw a coworker filling divots by hand and thought, “There must be an easier way.” It was July 2009. Schwegman began sketching ideas and eventually applied for a patent in January 2010.  DivotPack was launched at the Golf Industry Show (GIS) in Orlando, Florida on

February 9, 2011.