Dan Polites is a PGA Teaching Professional and owner/operator of DP Golf Center in O’Fallon, Illinois. Dan is author of “Golf For Rookies”, an instructional golf book for beginners to 80 scorers. Dan has a video, “Improve Your Golf Swing”, and a CD-Rom, “72 Tips to Shoot 72!” Dan has a client list of over 8,000 and has conducted more than 32,000 golf lessons.
- Illinois Coaches Association Golf Hall of Fame Class 2018.
- Wilson Golf and Under Armour Staff Member.
- Chairman of the Gateway PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit.
- Voted Top 10 Instructors in Illinois by Golf Digest.
- Two time winner of the Horton Smith Award (for education).
- PGA member since 1992.
- IHSA State Champions 2011 & 2012 Althoff Catholic H.S.
- USCAA National Champions 2011 Lindenwood University-Belleville.
Head Coach Althoff High School
- Co-Coach w/Jim “truck” Karwoski
- 1992-1994 & 2002 to Present
- Record 183-90 in Matches
- 2011 class 2A state champions!!
- 3rd place finish @ State 1994, 2010
- Sectional wins, 1993, 2011
- Regional wins 92,93,94,2010,2011
- Conference Wins south 7 conference 2010, 2011
- 13 tournament wins
- 3 x MEGCA (Metro east golf coaches Association) coach of the year 2008, 10, 11
Head Men’s & Women’s Golf Coach at Lindenwood University – Belleville
- Started May 2011
- Won the USCAA National Championship
- (United States Collegiate Athletic Association)
- 1st National Championship for Lindenwood University – Belleville