Here’s a name you will want to remember: Angel Yin. 18Birdies is thrilled to announce that Yin will join the growing talent on the 18Birdies Ambassador team.
At just 19 years old, the second-year LPGA Pro is already making waves in the golf world. With a fearless personality on the course and youthful sense of humor off of it, Yin is giving golf a shot of energy. Just take a look at her on social media, and yes her handle is @angelyinlol.
“I love sharing on social media, which is why I was instantly attracted to 18Birdies,” said Yin. “They are doing a great job building a large golf-focused social community and I’m looking forward to connecting with them on the app.”
The California native picked up her first club at age six and drove the ball 150 yards. Now you will find few, if any, LPGA players that can outdrive Yin, and she will be the first person to tell you that.
At 5’9”, her height and power give her an edge that puts Yin in an elite group of golfers. Yin consistently plays with veteran golfers many years her senior, but that hasn’t seemed to phase her yet. Starting her career on the Ladies European Tour, she earned her first career pro win at the 2017 Omega Dubai Ladies Classic. Yin made her waves in August, as was selected as a captain’s pick to represent the United States in the Solheim Cup, where she played alongside golf greats Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, and Cristie Kerr.
Yin wrapped up a tremendous 2017 by securing five top-10 finishes while being ranked second in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings. She currently sits at 54th in the LPGA rankings and is only picking up steam.
The 18Birdies Team is excited to follow Yin on her journey to the top!
18Birdies was represented by Fidelity Sports Group in negotiations with IMG on behalf of Angel Yin.