Lake Shore Country Club Staff


Paul  Schell

Paul Schell

Director of Golf Operations

Born in Erie and raised in Fairview, Paul graduated from Fairview HS in 1994. Paul has always had a passion for golf. He was a four-year letter winner on the Fairview HS golf team.He was three-time all-county selection by the Erie Times-News. After graduating HS he played Division I college golf at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AK. He later transferred to

He was three-time all-county selection by the Erie Times-News. After graduating HS he played Division I college golf at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AK. He later transferred to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where he studied Criminal Justice and, of course, played golf. He was a three-year letter winner in golf at Edinboro and was voted team captain by his teammates his junior and senior year. Paul's first paid position in golf was at Elk Valley in Fairview, PA. After a mere two months at Elk Valley he promoted to Pro Shop Manager at the young age of 22. Paul passed his PGA player's ability test (PAT) on his first attempt and became an apprentice member of the Western NY PGA section. Paul has always set high goals for himself and just two and a half seasons after starting at Elk Valley he relocated to HHI, SC. While in Hilton Head Island Paul quickly rose through the golf ranks during his time with May River Golf Management; owners of both Old Carolina Golf Club and Old South Golf Links. He started as an assistant golf pro and moved into the position of first assistant in just 10 short months. He was then promoted a year later and became the youngest head golf pro in the HHI PGA chapter at just 27 years of age. With the help of his mentor Scott Adams; former manager of the famed Harbor Town Golf Links, Paul learned the ins-and-outs of how to groom a golf course and run an award-winning pro shop at the same time. Scott never pushed for PGA credentials to be maintained, he believed the focus in the golf industry should be on maintaining excellent course conditions and providing guests with an entertaining round of golf. Scott also stressed that each guest should be treated as a "celebrity"! He also believed in following the mission statement of the course. Scott led Paul to the GCSAA and encouraged him to earn his card. After following Scott's advice and getting his GCSAA card Paul was promoted to Director of Golf Operations.

After nearly 20 years in the industry, Paul firmly believes the philosophy that every great golf facility starts with a great golf course and superior maintenance staff that has the mentality that Scott instilled into Paul. Today, Paul is passing on the lessons and values he learned on Hilton Head Island to his maintenance staff at Lake Shore. In his current position at Lake Shore Paul most enjoys grooming his maintenance staff for excellence and providing members and their guests with the best golf conditions in Erie.  > Paul and his fiancée, Sarah, plan to be married this Fall. They have two Boston Bulldogs that they enjoy taking on field trips. And in his spare

In his current position at Lake Shore Paul most enjoys grooming his maintenance staff for excellence and providing members and their guests with the best golf conditions in Erie. Paul and his fiancée, Sarah, plan to be married this Fall. They have two Boston Bulldogs that they enjoy taking on field trips. And in his spare time Paul loves to play golf. He also hopes to publish a book on golf titled WHY I PLAY GOLF that will be used to educate members of PGM programs and Turf Grass Management students throughout the country. His manuscript is in negotiations with a publisher...

Paul and his fiancée, Sarah, plan to be married this Fall. They have two Boston Bulldogs that they enjoy taking on field trips. And in his spare time Paul loves to play golf. He also hopes to publish a book on golf titled WHY I PLAY GOLF that will be used to educate members of PGM programs and Turf Grass Management students throughout the country. His manuscript is in negotiations with a publisher...

 

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