Meet Our Golf Pros

From hands-on golf tips to personalized lessons.

When you are a member at Butte des Morts Country Club, we want your golf experience to be the best possible. To ensure that's the case, we rely on our experienced golf pros - Kari and Jason Wachtl. They offer one-on-one golf lessons and instruction to quick tips for improving your swing and they'll help you reach the top of your game.
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  • Jason Wachtl
    • Jason Wachtl comes to BDM as Head Golf Professional. He received his PGA Class "A" ranking in 2003 and is certified in Golf Operations, General Management and Golf Instruction.
      Jason grew up in the Thousand Islands region of upstate New York and attended Pennsylvania State University. He graduated from the Professional Golf Management Program at Penn State in 2001 and started his career at Essex Country Club in Manchester By-The-Sea, Massachusetts. Before coming to Appleton's Butte des Morts Country Club, Jason was the Head Golf Professional at the Ottumwa Country Club in Iowa and the First Assistant at Glen View Club in Illinois and North Shore Country Club in Wisconsin.

      Notable accomplishments include:

      • Quarter-finalist 2009 Wisconsin PGA Match Play Championship
      • Qualified for the 2006 PGA Professional National Championship
      • 10th 2005 New England PGA (NEPGA) Section Championship
      • Low Professional 2005 George Weymes Memorial Pro-Am
      • 5th 2005 Assistant's Points List
      • 2004 1st Massachusetts Open Qualifier; 9th NEPGA Assistant Points List
      • 2003 2nd Massachusetts Open Qualifier; 3rd NEPGA Assistant Tour Championship
      • 3rd NEPGA Hudson Cup; 5th NEPGA Assistants Championship
      • 2002 4th NEPGA Assistant's Championship
  • Kari Wachtl
    • Kari was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and attended Charleston Southern University in South Carolina, where she was a member of the Division I Women's Golf Team and was a 4-time All Big South selection.
      After college, Kari began her professional career as a Teaching Professional at Kiawah Island Resort. After leaving Kiawah, Kari moved into the private sector and has worked at some of the finest clubs in Boston, Chicago and Milwaukee. Kari is a PGA Professional and has achieved PGA Certified status in Instruction.
      She focuses much of her attention on the women's and junior golf programs at Butte des Morts Country Club. Kari and Jason have been married since 2003 and have two children.

      Notable accomplishments include:

      • Won 3 Division I College Tournaments
      • 25 Division I Top 10 Finishes
      • 1993 Big South Freshman of the Year
      • 4 Time Charleston Southern MVP
      • 3 Time All Big South First Team Selection
      • Cedar Rapids Amateur Champion; 1994, 1995, 1996
      • 2003 5th; 2004 9th; Massachusetts Women's Open
      • 1999 8th; 2000 5th; Carolinas Women's Open