|— Disc Golfer —|
Nate at the 2005 PDGA Match Play Championships
|Full name||Nathan Doss|
|Born||Santa Cruz, CA|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Current tour(s)||PDGA National Tour
Disc Golf World Tour
Disc Golf Pro Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|PDGA National Tour||8|
|Best results in major championships
|PDGA World Championships||Won: 2005, 2007, 2011|
|Aussie Open||4th: 2015|
|European Masters||4th: 2014|
|European Open||3rd: 2011|
|Japan Open||3rd: 2010|
|Achievements and awards|
|National Tour Series Champion||2007|
Nate Doss is currently the fifth ranked disc golfer in the world. Doss has won three world championships (2005, 2007, 2011). With his win in 2011, Doss became only the second person with three world championships, after Ken Climo's 12. In addition to his three world championships, Doss became the first Discraft sponsored player to win the sport's most prestigious event, the United States Disc Golf Championship, in 2008.
Doss first played disc golf when he was seven years old, and by the time he was eleven, he was hooked. Success wasn't too far behind. In 1998, at the age of thirteen, Doss was invited to the Amateur World Championships, held in Appleton, Wisconsin, by Steady Ed. He finished seventh in the Juniors < 16 division. In 1999, he went to Kansas City, Missouri and won the same division he took seventh in the year before. He turned pro the next year.
The 2008 season was possibly Doss's best season yet. While he won only one National Tour (NT) event, he also won the most prestigious disc golf tournament of the year, the United States Disc Golf Championship. This win gave him his largest payday as a professional disc golfer: $12,000. Other top finishes of the year include runner up finishes in two majors: The Scandinavian Open, held in Skellefteå, Sweden, and the World Championships, held in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Michigan. His runner-up finish in the world championships was his fourth straight top two finish in this tournament, a run bested only by Ken Climo's nine straight wins.
In addition to the National Tour wins, Doss won two smaller tournaments and finished second in the National Tour Series. In just 14 events on the year, his earnings were $27,545, giving him an average of $1,967.5 per tournament attended. Finished year with 1036 rating. A stellar season by any measure.
The 2009 season was very much an up and down year by Doss's standards. Perhaps the greatest disappointment of the season came when he finished 12th at the World Championships, his worst finish there since he placed 18th in 2004. This finish ended his four-year run of top two finishes. On the upside, Doss won six tournaments, including two National Tour stops. He also finished on the lead card at the USDGC, taking fourth and his largest paycheck of the year. Doss wrapped up the year earning $18,088 in 23 tournaments, for an average of $786.43 per tournament. He finished the year rated 1033.
The 2010 season was another underwhelming year. Out of 22 events played, Doss won only two, the Brent Hambrick Memorial Open, a National Tour Event, and the Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open, an A Tier event. Despite only winning twice, Doss finished in the top three in several National Tour events as well as Majors. Notable third-place finishes include the Steady Ed Memorial Masters Cup (NT), Beaver State Fling (NT), Japan Open (M), and the Minnesota Majestic (NT). Doss also finished fifth at worlds. End of the year totals include $19,512 earned in 22 tournaments, for an average of $886.91. End of the year rating was 1036.
The 2011 season was Doss's second full season as a full-time professional. It was a hallmark season in a number of ways. First, this season marked the first time in his career that his Player Rating eclipsed the 1040 mark, peaking at 1042 as of the October 25th update, as well as the season ending update. In addition to one National Tour win, Doss won his third career World Championship in 2011, giving him sole possession of second place on the career world titles list. Another big win on the year was the inaugural World Disc Golf Match Play Championships, which he took home $5,000 for. 2011 was a banner year for Doss, as he set or broke many of his personal bests.
In 2011, the 2011 Disc Golf World Championships took place in Doss's backyard - Santa Cruz, California. One of the courses included in the championship, DeLaveaga DGC, was the first course Doss played on, at seven years old. Doss beat second-place finishers Josh Anthon and Will Schusterick by seven throws for his third world championship, his first since 2007.
|July 25, 2005||World Championships||M ||Allentown, PA||$5,000||Results Page|
|May 25, 2007||Beaver State Fling ||NT ||Portland, OR||$1,615||Results Page|
|June 30, 2007||Canadian Open||NT||Toronto Island, Ontario||$2,821||Results Page|
|August 1, 2007||World Championships||M||High Bridge, WI||$5,500||Results Page|
|June 20, 2008||Golden State Classic||NT||La Mirada, CA||$1,800||Results Page|
|October 1, 2008||US Disc Golf Championship||M||Rock Hill, SC||$12,000||Results Page|
|April 25, 2009||Green Country Open||NT||Pawhuska, OK||$1,080||Results Page|
|June 19, 2009||Minnesota Majestic||NT||Twin Cities, MN||$2,500||Results Page|
|July 10, 2010||Brent Hambrick Memorial Open ||NT||Columbus, OH||$1,800||Results Page|
|June 10, 2011||Kansas City Wide Open||NT||Kansas City, MO||$1,650||Results Page|
|August 9, 2011||World Championships ||M||Santa Cruz, CA||$7,000||Results Page|
|September 2, 2011||Vibram Open at Maple Hill ||NT||Leicester, MA||$3,000||Results Page|
Major, NT playoff record (2-2)
|2007||Beaver State Fling||NT||David Feldberg/Avery Jenkins||Won|
|2009||Green Country Open||NT||Josh Anthon||Won with birdie on first extra hole |
|2009||Brent Hambrick Memorial Open||NT||David Feldberg/Avery Jenkins||Feldberg won with birdie on first hole |
|2010||Sunshine State Classic||NT||Ken Climo||Lost to birdie on first extra hole |
|Year||Events||Wins||Top 3||Earnings||$ / Event||Rating*||World
*At Year End
Doss is sponsored by Discraft. He has a number of signature discs (marked with *), and commonly carries the following discs in competition:
- Force (ESP, Ti, Z)*
- Nuke (Ti)*
- Predator (Z)
- Pulse (ESP)
- XL (X)
- Buzzz (Ti)*
- Drone (Ti)
- Hawk (Z)
- Wasp (Z)
- Challenger (D, Ti)
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- USDGC. "USDGC Tournament History". Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- 1000 Rated Disc Golf (2008-08-03). "Interview with Nate Doss". Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- PDGA (2011-10-30). "PDGA Junior World Champions" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-13.
- PDGA (2008-12-31). "Nate Doss 2008 Player Page". Retrieved 2011-11-10.
- PDGA (2009-12-31). "Nate Doss 2009 Player Page". Retrieved 2011-11-13.
- PDGA (2010-12-31). "Nate Doss 2010 Player Page". Retrieved 2011-11-13.
- PDGA (2011-10-25). "PDGA Player Ratings History". Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- "Disc Golf: Capitola's Doss Claims Third Pro Worlds Title". 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
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