About Us

Step by Step Golf operates and supports golf tournaments and golf-related events throughout the United States for amateur golfers of all skill levels.  We are a division of Step by Step Ministry based in Birmingham, AL. 
Our 5-part “secret sauce” allows us to deliver a tour-like experience for all golfers, no matter your handicap!

1) Team Format  

We specialize in multi-day team events, with most of our events utilizing match play formats modeled after the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup.  Match play provides a unique experience for amateur golfers who typically don’t have an opportunity to play fourball (best ball) or foursomes (alternate shot).  

2) World-Class Venues

It’s only fitting for team match play events to take place at the world’s greatest venues. Since 2003, we’ve covered the nation from coast to coast including Pinehurst, We Ko Pa, Bay Hill, TPC Sawgrass, World Golf Village, Orange County National, Pine Needles/Mid Pines, and most of the stops along the RTJ Golf Trail in Alabama. 

3) Tournament “Feel” 

The two most common phrases we hear from first-time participants are “that was the most nervous I’ve ever been playing golf” and also “that’s the most fun I’ve ever had playing golf”.  We include:

  • Team uniforms and team captains
  • Team meetings and Pairings Announcements 
  • On-course rules officials 
  • Live scoring
  • First tee announcements 
  • Captain’s Trophy for each event
  • MVP Awards

It’s the Ryder Cup…for the rest of us!

4) Modified Rules 

Our tournaments provide a friendly balance of “by the book” with a few modifications to increase enjoyment and maintain pace of play.  Most tournaments are contested under USGA rules, plus our SBSG Local Rules. 

  • triple bogey max 
  • all penalty areas play as lateral
  • we emphasize the forgiveness rules provided by the USGA for match play 

5) Fellowship Gatherings 

Each event includes an amazing time of fellowship.  We offer a variety of keynote speakers, small group breakouts and 1:1 discussions, allowing participants the opportunity to fellowship together in between the competitive golf rounds!  Fellowship gatherings are hosted by our friends at Step by Step Ministry.  Believe it or not, at a highly competitive golf event, the fellowship gatherings usually make the most significant impression.