FORT WALTON BEACH – A woman who could have simply shut the door on an argument, instead armed herself with a golf club, closed her eyes and swung twice at another woman.

The 47-year-old Fort Walton Beach woman was charged with aggravated battery for the Sept. 5 incident.

The two women had been arguing when the suspect backed up toward her open door, according to her Fort Walton Beach Police Department arrest report.

The victim followed her.

When the two reached the open door, the suspect had one foot inside and could have just gone inside and shut the door, the report said.

Instead she armed herself with the club and hit the other woman.

She told officers that she saw the woman place her arms in front of her to defend herself.

The emergency room staff said the victim had been hit four or five times.