Like all the professional Tours around the world, the adidas Junior 6s Tour have been forced to consistently adjust its schedule over the past 18 months. But the Tour, founded by Ewan Porter, today announced some positive news for its 2022 schedule.
The circuit, which offers the best young golfers in the country the chance to compete at some of the nation’s best courses, previously announced that its 2021 schedule would roll into next year. And the 2022 final will be held at world famous Kingston Heath on the Melbourne Sandbelt.
A host venue for some of the biggest tournaments in Australian golf in the past, Kingston Heath was ranked No.6 in Golf Australia magazine’s Top-100 ranking in 2020, and will offer a serious test for the country’s bright golfing prospects in an event that offers points in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
“I’m so thrilled to announce that one of the world’s best golf courses, Kingston Heath, will play host to the 2022 adidas Junior 6s Tour World Final,” Porter said. “Having hosted numerous international tournaments including Tiger Woods’ historic 2009 Australian Masters victory, Kingston Heath has deservedly earned its reputation as one of the finest layouts on the planet where all the greatest golfers in history have graced the fairways.
“I can’t wait to watch the finest young talent from around the world do battle on this Sandbelt gem.”
The World Final begins September 12, with competitors in the boys and girls fields playing 54 holes of strokeplay before a Super 6s knockout competition.
“I can’t wait to watch the finest young talent from around the world do battle on this Sandbelt gem.” - Ewan Porter.
Winners of the event will be rewarded with exemptions into multiple tournaments at the professional level as well as adidas Golf scholarships.
Originally designed by Dan Soutar in 1925, with Dr Alister MacKenzie lending his expertise to the club during his visit to the Sandbelt, the design group of Ogilvy, Cocking and Mead (OCM) are the ongoing architects for the club renowned for its bunkering and brilliant greens.
"We are incredibly excited that Kingston Heath will host the 2022 adidas Junior 6’s Tour World Final,” Kingston Heath General Manager Andrew Taylor said. “Our Club has a long and proud history of hosting great quality amateur and professional events. The opportunity to host some of the best amateurs from around the world and provide a platform for junior development is something that we value highly. We look forward to welcoming the finalists to Kingston Heath in 2022.”
For more information on the adidas Junior 6s Tour, visit www.junior6s.com
*Main image: Gary Lisbon via adidas Junior 6s Tour