British PGA Appoints First Female Captain

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The British PGA broke with 104 years of tradition Monday, appointing its first female captain.
 
Beverly Lewis, also a qualified referee with the Royal & Ancient Club, will be an ambassador for the PGA and represent the membership at all official functions and major golf events, including the four majors.
 
'This is an amazing honor and I couldn't have been more surprised than if someone had asked me to be queen,' said Lewis, a founder member of the British women's PGA and one of the first female professionals to gain PGA membership.
 
'I am delighted to be in a position to champion women's golf as well as having the opportunity to make a difference within the professional circles of the game.'
 
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