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Storeowner, 89, Fights Off Sword-Wielding Robber with Her Ben Hogan 5-Wood

The Ben Hogan equipment company was known for making clubs suitable for play by the most demanding golfers, including its namesake owner. Who knew they could also be used to frighten off a robber?

That's Frank’s Market owner Miyo Koba, above, detailing to Spokane's KREM how she chased away a masked, sword-wielding robber from her Washington convenience store using a golf club. At the 2:13 mark, look carefully and you'll see the club she used was a Ben Hogan 5-wood.

“He started pounding on the register trying to open it because I wouldn’t do it for him. He pulled out his little sword out of his little jacket, and he just kind of waved it a little bit … I got into a sitting position and I found the club so I tried to swing this club at him.

Obviously, Persimmon is not dead yet.
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