Balvin recognized as U.S. Kids Golf Tour Director of the Year for 2012

Dale Balvin of Scottsdale, Arizona, has been honored as the U.S. Kids Golf Local Tour Director of the Year for 2012, as announced by U.S. Kids Golf.

Balvin, the owner of Arizona Junior Golf, has operated the U.S. Kids Golf Phoenix Local Tour since 2010. Since taking over the tour, its membership has doubled.

Balvin earned the award among 47 of his peers who run U.S. Kids Golf Local Tours in the United States and Canada.

 “It is an honor to have been selected for this award,” Balvin said. “It caught me by surprise. I love operating the tour, meeting new players and watching them grow as young golfers. The kids are truly the focus of the tour!”

In partnership with the PGA of America, the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation also supports the U.S. Kids Golf Family Course program, which provides guidelines that help courses make the game easier to learn and more fun for kids and their families.

 For more information on U.S. Kids Golf, call 888.387.5437 or visit