Stiggy Hodgson has signed with Wilson Golf ahead of his step up to the Challenge Tour in 2012.

The two-time Walker Cup player, who has played Wilson clubs since the age of 10, will begin his first full year as a professional with the new Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 irons.

Hailing from Sunningdale Golf Club, the 21-year-old joins Padraig Harrington and, PGA Tour player, Ricky Barnes as Wilson’s tour players for the year.

Hodgson had a successful junior and amateur career, winning the Abu Dhabi Junior Golf Championship back-to-back in 2007 and 2008. He also claimed the Peter McEvoy trophy in 2008.

On the amateur circuit he has accumulated seven top 10 finishes, as well as making it to the semi final and final of the 2009 British Amateur and 2011 Spanish international Amateur match play championships respectively.

Business director for Europe at Wilson Golf, Doug Wright, said: “Stiggy has been in the public eye ever since his junior days, but especially from 2009 when he was the young star of his first Walker Cup match.

“We’re delighted that he’s decided to continue his relationship with Wilson and hope he enjoys a successful first year on the Challenge Tour with the FG Tour V2 irons.”