Angel Yin is once again a contender in a major championship on the LPGA Tour, giving herself a chance to win the 2023 AIG Women's British Open at Walton Heath in England.
Golf fans have long known about Yin's capability as a player, but she now seems to again be asserting herself as a force in more LPGA Tour events.
That added attention has people wondering why Angel Yin has HACI in capital letters on her hat while she plays golf. What does HACI mean on her hat?
The HACI on Angel Yin's hat is a reference to Hacienda Golf Club, where she grew up playing and has been a long-time member. Yin became a member as part of the club's, established to foster an environment for elite players to work at their games and be a part of the club's culture. Jenny Shin similarly received a membership under the same program, and she had a great chance to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
The club has seen the relationship with these top players as a benefit for the club, helping to break down the long-held view that the club was taking itself too seriously.
In 2016, Yin said of the program:
Hacienda Golf Club is located in La Habra Heights, Calif., which is a principal Charles Watson design.