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.