Meet Anand Patel

The Basics:

Name: Anand Patel

City of residence: Redondo Beach

Club: Bel-Air CC, The Olympic Club

Profession: Physician and medtech entrepreneur

Family: Wife – Dr. Sheena Malik and a baby boy on the way!

Volunteer and committee involvement: With SCGA Junior Golf Foundation – Scholarship committee; Other – volunteer physician and researcher at UC San Francisco 

What You Didn’t Know:

Favorite musicians: Dave Brubeck, U2, Grateful Dead

First car: Mazda 3

Favorite book: Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella

Guilty-pleasure food: Pizza

Favorite non-golf item: Tennis racquet, surf board and saxophone

Favorite quote: “In the end, it’s the people who are curious who change the world.” Neil deGrasse Tyson

Fantasy profession: Astronaut and physicist

Most visited website: Wallstreet Journal

Greatest pride: My wife and family first. Second, that I have achieved the ability to do what I love both professionally and personally.

On The Course:

Favorite golf gadget: Strackaline greens book

What Anand would change about the game: Faster play and better access to golf

Favorite professional players: Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia

What Anand would say to interest more juniors: Golf is an amazing sport that will better your mind, body and soul. It is truly a game that emulates life, as you go through a round with all of its fun, excitement and challenges. You can play golf throughout your life, with people of any age or skill, and all over the world. You will make your best friends and have your greatest opportunities meeting other fellow golfers.