Dan Polites

About Dan

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. Dan was voted Top 10 Instructors in Illinois by Golf Digest. Dan has been a PGA member since 1992 and is a two time winner of the Horton Smith Award (for education).

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

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