SOURCE: Author James Pomerantz

Author James Pomerantz

August 30, 2011 13:48 ET

Where Have All the Tough Guys Gone?

Expert Blames Golf for Their Near Extinction

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - James Pomerantz believes in walking softly and carrying a big stick, but not being afraid to raise both his voice and his stick when challenged.

If there was a National Association for Tough Guys, Pomerantz would have a lifetime seat on the board of directors. He used to own a bar with legendary tough guy martial arts film king Steven Seagal, has former Bears coach Mike Ditka on his speed dial and he does not suffer fools gladly.

He's also the author of a book on the toughness of being tough titled "Tough Guys Always Play From The Tips: A Unisex Guide to Golf, Tough Guys and the Neutered Weenie Fraternity Created By Such an Insane Game" ( As the environmentalists lament the dwindling numbers of the spotted owl, Pomerantz laments the near extinction of the American Tough Guy on the game of golf.

"Where else can an overweight, middle-aged, half-in-the-bag Fox News addict hit a shot better than Tiger Woods?" he added. "Put Tiger Woods on a 150 yard par 3 with Skippy the Accountant, and let them each hit a bucket of balls toward the green. I guarantee Skippy gets a shot closer to the pin than Tiger at least once, if not more, during the challenge."

Pomerantz believes the culture of golf is in direct conflict with the culture of men, and that's why it is one of the key factors that is sissifying America.

"You know, mothers tell their sons to study hard, get a good education, make the right friends and be nice to people," he said. "Well, that's like asking the Dalai Lama to work at Haliburton. Life is about confrontation and confidence, perseverance and integrity. Golf is about drinking, cheating and competition with as little effort as humanly possible. After all, how has golf, a seemingly candy-a**, pull your dress down, non-contact, don't make a sound sport become the most popular amateur sport in America for men of ALL ages?"

About James Pomerantz

James Pomerantz was has been a golfer since he was 10 years old. He earned a First Degree Black Belt in Tibetan Kung-Fu in 1991 and believes that Walker and Texas Ranger Bobby are inspirational and relevant child names. When asked to describe a tough guy in two words or less, Pomerantz replied, "Pat Tillman."

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