Tom Hetland &

Tom Hetland '72

B.A. '72 (College of Liberal Arts)
Alumni Association Member

Tom was born and raised in Minnesota. He has always had a passion for the outdoors, from Detroit lakes to Lake Minnetonka. After 40 years in real-estate as an agent, consultant and semi-retired instructor, Tom’s love for the outdoors has shifted from lakes to golf courses. Tom and his son Nick share a passion for golf. Between them, an idea was sparked to create a unique product that will allow every Minnesotan to showcase the pride in which we celebrate our state, even on the golf course. The original idea for this unique carabiner was to clip a golf towel to a golf bag, but it certainly has a multitude of other uses so Thirty7, LLC was born.