The Junior 6s Tour was created in 2019 to honour the legacy of tour founder Ewan Porter’s father, Norm Porter. The inaugural event took place at Cronulla GC in Sydney’s south. Held over 36 holes with a Super 6s Knockout to follow, the boys champion, Hayden Hopewell, has since gone on to win on the PGA Tour of Australasia. The 2019 boys runner up, Elvis Smylie, went on to win several highly regarded amateur tournaments and is now plying his trade as a professional in Europe.
2020 saw the addition of adidas as title sponsor, as the tour expanded into a national series. With a season-long points race and the unique twist of boys competing against girls in the Super 6s Knockout, the adidas Junior 6s immediately earned significant global exposure.
In 2021 the growth continued with Australia’s best junior golfers teeing it up on some of the country’s finest golf courses, including Royal Sydney, Metropolitan and Yarra Yarra
Unfortunately the season was interrupted by Covid lockdowns across Australia but by combining the 2021/22 schedules, competitors have the opportunity to tee it up in 20 tournaments, including our first international event in New Zealand with the World Final being played at Kingston Heath GC on the famous Melbourne sandbelt.
The adidas Junior 6s Tour’s Mission Statement is to create as many pathways and opportunities for junior golfers as possible. Competitors will be vying for numerous professional tournament exemptions and 4 adidas scholarships. These pathways and opportunities for the next generation of stars ensures the adidas Junior 6s Tour has firmly cemented its status as the most exciting, and rewarding, junior golf tour in the world.