Paul Marchand currently serves as Shadow Hawk’s General Manager and head Golf Professional beginning his tenure six months prior to the Club’s opening in 1999, after ten years as the head Golf Professional at Houston Country Club.
Paul has been recognized by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teachers in America, and by Golf Digest Magazine as one of America’s 50 Greatest Teachers. A former University of Houston Cougar golfer on teams with Blaine McAllister, Fred Couples, and Jim Nantz, Paul had stints as an Assistant Professional at the Connecticut Golf Club, Houston Country Club, Lakeside Country Club, and River Oaks Country Club.
Paul has coached several PGA and LPGA Professionals most notably Fred Couples and was Ken Venturi’s Captain’s Assistant in 2000 when Mr. Venturi captained the record setting United States President’s Cup team to victory over the International team 21 ½ to 10 ½ at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Manassas, Virginia.
Throughout high school, college at the University of Houston, and several years after college Paul was completely dedicated to the study and execution of the game. Along the way Paul Marchand was exposed to great teachers like Sam Carmichael, Jackson Bradley, Charlie Epps, Dick Harmon, Jim Flick, and Carl Lohren. On his college team there was a kid who lived across the hall from him who had a really cool swing. His name was Fred Couples. "What an education to have someone to learn from like Fred.", says Paul.