This Life: Steering her own course

Antonia Beggs started off in banking, but a love of sport saw her switch careers - and she's now Championship Director on the PGA European Tour, writes Catherine Murphy.

1st June, 2014
Antonia Beggs: I try to have perspective on things. After all, it's golf, not the UN. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty'

The phrase “a woman in a man’s world” might have been invented for Antonia Beggs.

Following her education at a “male-oriented” boarding school, where she was addressed only by her surname, she spent her early career in investment banking before switching to a role in the male-dominated world of golf.

It’s little wonder that she credits the diplomacy inherited from her maternal grandfather, an ambassador, for her ability to...

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