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Local golf professional Dan Polites honored by Gateway PGA Section

Althoff boys golf coach Dan Polites learned last week he’s been elected to the Illinois Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Althoff boys golf coach Dan Polites learned last week he’s been elected to the Illinois Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame. BND File

Longtime local Professional Golf Association teaching professional Dan Polites has been honored as the winner of the Gateway PGA Section’s Horton Smith Award for Education for the 2018 season.

Polites, 55, also won the award in 1997 and 1998. Polites is the head teaching professional at the Practice Tee in Fairview Heights and received his award during the Gateway PGA Section awards ceremony held Sunday at Bogey Hills Country Club in St. Louis.

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