Due to numerous lockdowns in major cities, including the ongoing situations in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, and state border closures, the junior circuit has decided to combine its 2021 schedule with 2022 to offer players more opportunities to compile points in the leadup to the national final to be played in September next year.

Part of the redesigned schedule, which will recommence on September 19 at 13th Beach in Victoria, is a trip to Royal Wellington. The storied venue one of four World Amateur Golf Ranking events on the schedule in 2022.

"It’s been my dream since day one to expand the adidas Junior 6s Tour globally and I’m so thrilled to welcome New Zealand on board as our first international destination to host an adidas Junior 6s Tour event,” Tour founder, Ewan Porter said.

“With the support of Golf New Zealand and an incredible host venue in Royal Wellington, we look forward to welcoming the best junior talent in New Zealand next February to compete in an official WAGR event in which the winner will earn an automatic exemption into our 2022 World Tour Final.”

The first international event is the fulfillment of Porter’s mission to increase opportunities for junior golfers around the world to play the unique format. The Tour evolving out of a one day event held in honour of his late father Norm.

If everything goes to plan, the Tour schedule will comprise 24 events across four states, plus New Zealand, and will play at some of Australia’s famed tournament venues.

Royal Wellington will play host to elite boys and girls from Australia and locally beginning February 12 for a three day event.

The club continuing its history of hosting big amateur events showcasing the stars of tomorrow, most recently the Asia-Pacific Amateur in 2017, won by Yuxin Lin of China.

“Our club has a proud history of hosting amateur golf events and our members enjoy seeing the young men and women that compete here go on to compete at the highest level on the world stage,” Royal Wellington’s General Manager Dylan Lindstrom said. “We are excited to be hosting the first international adidas Junior 6s Tour event and look forward to welcoming the players in February, 2022.”

Added Golf New Zealand Talent Development Manager Gregg Thorpe, “The adidas Junior 6s is a great opportunity for our young golfers. Not only do they get three rounds of competitive golf on one of New Zealand’s premier golf courses, but the chance to win their way to the World Tour Final and gain starts in professional golf tournaments.”

“We look forward to welcoming Ewan and his team to New Zealand in 2022 and applaud the support that they are giving to young aspiring golfers.”

There are four events left on the Tour calendar in 2021, with the New Zealand event the first of the four WAGR events played across Rosebud in Victoria, Cypress Lakes in New South Wales' Hunter Valley and the Tour Final at a yet to be determined course.