LJGA and WJGA Staff
Nathan Oake, PGA – Founder
Nathan is a 15 year PGA Professional, and Co-Founder of the Livingston and Washtenaw Junior Golf Tours. Nathan and Ethan Hawker started the LJGA in 2006 with the goal of providing a local, affordable and enjoyable vehicle for junior golfers to hone their competitive golf skills. Nathan has been a high school Marketing teacher at Hartland HS since 2004, and the Varsity Boys Golf Coach since 2006 leading his team to State Finals appearances in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2015. Before a career in education, Nathan focused primarily on golf instruction and tournament operations as the head PGA Professional / Director of Instruction at Leslie Park & Huron Hills Golf Courses in Ann Arbor, and Assistant PGA Professional at Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor. Nathan has also focused a large part of his golf career on junior golf instruction and has also been a private instructor for several Division I, II and Junior College collegiate players. Nathan is a graduate of Ferris State University’s Professional Golf Management program where he completed internships at Oakland Hills CC in Bloomfield Hills, Greyhawk GC in Scottsdale, AZ, Brookfield CC in Roswell, GA and Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA. Nathan also earned an MBA in Finance and Management from Eastern Michigan University in 2004.
Daniel Aldred – Tournament Director
Dan is entering his fourth season with the Livingston and Washtenaw Junior Golf Tours. He currently teaches Economics at Hartland High School and is entering his fourth year as the JV golf coach. His caring attitude and desire to help others be successful has helped him be a favorite of both students and athletes. Dan is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and holds a Master's Degree from Saginaw Valley State University. Dan was a 2014 MIGCA Assistant/JV Golf Coach of the Year recipient
The Kensington Junior Golf Tour's attempt is to raise the level of junior golf in Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Through organized competition on top notch courses, junior golfers will only get better and our HS programs will continue to improve their level of level of quality!