Tony Kewalramani begins his second season as UCLA's full-time men's and women's assistant coach. He will primarily provide short game instruction to the UCLA players and travel to a number of tournaments during the season.
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. Most notably in the last year he has worked with K.J. Choi of the PGA TOUR. 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 are former UCLA lettermen Steve Conway and Roy Moon. In 2002-03, Conway improved his scoring average nearly three strokes, while leading the Bruins in tournament victories, rounds under par and rounds under 70. Conway also earned First-Team All-Pac-10 and Second Team All-America honors. Moon, who won the 2003 SCGA Amateur at Torrey Pines, improved his scoring average nearly six strokes since his freshman season. He earned All-Pac-10 honors in 2003 and was a GCAA all-region selection. In 2004, he earned All-America honors after tying for 10th place at the NCAA Championships.
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 in 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 also counsels junior golfers.
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 and his wife Veronica have a five-year old son, Brandon.
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