Tony Kewalramani begins his second season as UCLA's full-time men's and women's assistant coach. His primary function is to provide short game instruction to the players on both teams.
For the past several years, Kewalramani has provided instruction to many professional and amateur players on the PGA, LPGA and American Junior Golf Assn. circuits. He also has conducted several short game clinics for instructors and students at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Bradenton, FL.
Two of Kewalramani's long-time students were Steve Conway and Roy Moon. Two years ago, Conway improved his scoring average nearly three strokes while leading the Bruins in tournament victories, rounds under par and rounds under 70. Moon, who won the 2003 SCGA Amateur at Torrey Pines, improved his scoring average nearly six strokes since his freshman season. He won the Northwest Shootout in May of 2004 and All-America honors after tying for 10th place individually at the NCAAs.
In June 2001, Kewalramani passed the Players Ability Test at The SCPGA Golf Course in Beaumont, CA.
In 1987 Kewalramani founded M&S Enterprises, a golf equipment company. He served as president and CEO for 10 years, supervising a staff of 20 employees. He also devoted some time to competing on several mini-tours around the country.
In 1997, he founded Maya Golf, Inc., a company that manufactures putters, in Simi Valley. While designing and manufacturing putters and wedges, he continued to teach players at all levels.
Kewalramani currently teaches at Moorpark Driving Range and at the Long Beach Learning Center. He also travels around the nation at the request of several TOUR players, and he counsels junior golfers.
K.J. Choi recently became one of Kewalrami's clients.
Born March 10, 1963 in Varanasi, India, Kewalramani was raised and educated in Bombay. He immigrated to the United States the year before he formed M&S Enterprises. Tony, his wife Veronica and their five-year old son Brandon live in Simi Valley.