727-542-9228  |  11616 Seminole Blvd., Largo, FL 33778

About Blue Collar Golf
 

The most important shot in golf is the next one. - Ben Hogan

 

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Whether you are completely new to golf or a more experienced player looking to reduce your score, we have useful golf tips and strategies to help you learn how to play golf, shoot lower scores and reduce your golf handicap and become as good as you choose to be.

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Integra
Dynacraft
Bang
Krank
Acer
and Your Favorite Clones


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Ralph Maltby Custom Club Builder
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About Blue Collar Golf

Golf Lessons, Golf Shop, Golf Resources, Golf Clubs

Ernest is a certified custom golf club maker and fitter.

The store has a 20' indoor hitting cage and Ernest uses a Zelocity Pure Launch Monitor to complete your swing analysis and build custom clubs made for you.
 

Golfers Guide

Blue Collar Golf Caters To The Common Man

Blue Collar Golf in Largo is exactly as their slogan says ... “Where the Common Man Isn’t So Common!” Owner Ernest Porter gained a passion for golf when his father-in-law introduced him to the game in his early 20’s. He knew he needed to get a set of clubs, and went to a well-known golf store looking for a used left-handed set. After 15 minutes and no salesman waiting on him, he noticed a well dressed golfer come into the store and the sales clerks tripped over themselves to wait on this man who appeared to be an avid golfer with more money.

That was when Ernest left and said to himself – the common man, the blue collar guy makes the world go around and should be treated better. Being a factory worker and from a factory background, he was all too familiar with the reality that those who appear to have money get waited on and treated differently than those who are blue collar workers.

Blue Collar Golf, Where the Common Man Isn’t So Common, is a retail golf store, where you can receive Top Notch Customer Service and everyone is treated equally. Ernest is a certified custom golf club maker and fitter. He has a 20 foot indoor hitting cage and uses a Zelocity Pure Launch Monitor to complete a swing analysis and build custom clubs made for you. He carries name brands such as egra, Dynacraft, Bang, Krank and Acer, just to name a few. A custom club set includes 3-SW at an affordable price, usually under $300. Yes, that is custom built for you. His store has a full array of accessories and if he doesn’t have what you want he will find it for you at an affordable price. You will find Ernest doesn’t nickel and dime you for extras – he spines all shafts and does a lot of extras that are included in the price of his clubs. He doesn’t believe golf has to be an expensive sport, only an enjoyable one.

Ernest is an active participant in charity events, PBA tournaments, and belongs to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Advisory Board. Show him your military, firefighter or law enforcement ID and he will provide you a discount as a thank you for your service. He’s also left-handed friendly. Blue Collar Golf is located at 11616 Seminole Blvd in Largo. Stop in and just say hello.

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Blue Collar Golf in Largo is exactly as their slogan says... “Where the Common Man Isn’t So Common!” Owner Ernest Porter gained a passion for golf when his father-in-law introduced him to the game in his early 20’s. He knew he needed to get a set of clubs, and went to a well-known golf store looking for a used left handed set. After 15 minutes and no salesman waiting on him, he noticed a well dressed golfer come into the store and the sales clerks tripped over themselves to wait on this man who appeared to be an avid golfer with more money.

That was when Ernest left and said to himself – the common man, the blue collar guy makes the world go around and should be treated better. Being a factory worker and from a factory background, he was all too familiar with the reality that those who appear to have money get waited on and treated differently than those who are blue collar workers.

Blue Collar Golf, where the common man isn’t so common is a retail golf store, where you will find top notch customer service every visit and everyone is treated equally.

Ernest is a certified custom golf club maker and fitter. He has a 20 foot indoor hitting cage and uses a Zelocity Pure Launch Monitor to complete a swing analysis and build custom clubs made for you. He carries name brands such as egra, Dynacraft, Bang, Krank and Acer, just to name a few. A custom club set includes 3-SW at an affordable price, usually under $300. Yes, that is custom built for you. His store has a full array of accessories and if he doesn’t have what you want he will find it for you at an affordable price. You will find Ernest doesn’t nickel and dime you for extras – he spines all shafts and does a lot of extras that are included in the price of his clubs. He doesn’t believe golf has to be an expensive sport, only an enjoyable one ... continued >>

Community Affiliations

  • Pinellas County Sheriff Advisory Board Member
  • Elks Club Member
  • Largo Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Go Local Tampa Bay - Member

Charities Supported Yearly

  • PBA Tournament
  • VFW Local & State Tournament
  • Annual Elk Tournament Lodge 2519
  • Davis Foundation
  • Phillip A Bryant Melanoma Foundation
  • Breast Cancer Candi’s Crusaders
  • Largo Breast Cancer Foundation
  • American Heart Association
  • Kimberly House Charity Foundation Clearwater
  • The First Tee

Customer Testimonials

You were my first stop when I decided to take up the game of golf.  You made my clubs, taught me how to set up, swing, and use all my clubs.  I am in love with golf and getting better every day!  Thanks so much ... Deirdre Cavener, Kiss Marketing, Inc.

Hi Ernie... thank you for all you did. I'll be back next year (Bruce also) and will be sure to drop in and see you. I can't wait for spring and golfing season - the new clubs are great! - Gord H

Dear Ernest, Here's a thank you from the UK - for the #7 Square Technology club you made for me.
I mailed it home last Fall and the weather has just relented here in England allowing us to play and I used it for the first time of the 9-hole course we play. On one hole, my drive was off to the left and the ball wound up well short, in the rough and with two full grown oak trees in-line between the ball and hole. I was able to hit the ball clear over both trees to land just off the green and level with the flag! Had to be my best shot ever! Well we are back in St. Pete on May 10th and I will need another #7 to use at Pinecrest. You promised to make me one, and I hope you will have time. We (Sue and I) look forward to more blue collar golfing. - Best regards, Neil Gobby

Ernest; I want to thank you for all the help you gave me last Thursday. On Friday I had my best game ever. I shot an 87. It doesn't sound like such a good score but for me it was great. - Regards John R's brother in-law. - Vic

Subject: You fixed my three wood... then I played a few more times then deployed....now in Kuwait. I'm the Army guy that came in uniform. Want to get two full set of clubs when I return....one for me and one for a friend...fit to our grip, height and swing speed. Of course, I don't return until January 2011...I hope your business is going well. Until then,
SFC Daryl DesJardin, Camp Patriot, Kuwait

Ernie, My brother-in-law (Dan M.) and I stopped in your store about a month ago to check it out. You treated us like old friends! We had a great time trying out your clubs, talking golf and listening to your stories. We have been back many times, and it just gets better. We both love the clubs we purchased, and the adjustments you made to our old clubs, as well as the free swing analysis and game tips. I have told all the golfers I know about your store and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the game. Your new pal, Al P.

Ernie, Thank you so much for helping me get out of the sand.... You were right I didn't really need to buy a new club just needed to hit it a different way... Thanks for your Tip and know I will always deal with you! Not many people would do that instead of making a sale...Thanks again! - Archie T

Hello, I send a Player to you today. I was playing with them on the Eastbay - Golfcourse today. He was so happy when he saw me Play with my Club ( IDRIVE 3 ) - Otto M

Ernest, I want to thank you for the new iron's they seem to be helping me a great deal. Wish I can say the same for my putting, I am working on it. I'll be looking forward to using the #3 hybread I ordered. Thanks again - Bill M

NICE SWING - Bic Lunch Crew
 

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