Nate Doss

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Nate Doss
— Disc Golfer —
Nate doss 2005.jpg
Nate at the 2005 PDGA Match Play Championships
Personal information
Full name Nathan Doss
Nickname Nate
Born Santa Cruz, CA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Nationality  United States
Career
Status Professional
Current tour(s) PDGA National Tour
Disc Golf World Tour
Disc Golf Pro Tour
Professional wins 42
Number of wins by tour
PDGA National Tour 8
Best results in major championships
PDGA World Championships Won: 2005, 2007, 2011
USDGC Won: 2008
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.[1] 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.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

Doss first played disc golf when he was seven years old, and by the time he was eleven, he was hooked.[3] 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.[4] He turned pro the next year.

Professional career[edit]

2008 season[edit]

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.[5] 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.

2009 season[edit]

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.[6]

2010 season[edit]

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.[7]

2011 season[edit]

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.[8] 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.

2011 Worlds[edit]

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.[3] Doss beat second-place finishers Josh Anthon and Will Schusterick by seven throws for his third world championship, his first since 2007.[9]

Professional wins[edit]

Notable wins[edit]

Date Tournament Tier Location Earnings Results Page
July 25, 2005 World Championships M [1] Allentown, PA $5,000 Results Page
May 25, 2007 Beaver State Fling [2] NT [3] 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 [4] 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 [5] M Santa Cruz, CA $7,000 Results Page
September 2, 2011 Vibram Open at Maple Hill [6] NT Leicester, MA $3,000 Results Page

Major, NT playoff record (2-2)

Year Tournament Tier Opponent Result
2007 Beaver State Fling NT David Feldberg/Avery Jenkins Won
2009 Green Country Open NT Josh Anthon Won with birdie on first extra hole [10]
2009 Brent Hambrick Memorial Open NT David Feldberg/Avery Jenkins Feldberg won with birdie on first hole [11]
2010 Sunshine State Classic NT Ken Climo Lost to birdie on first extra hole [12]

Summary[edit]

Competition Tier Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-25 Events
World Championships 3 2 1 7 13 17
Other Majors 1 3 4 17 31 34
National Tour 8 11 13 48 83 85

Annual statistics[edit]

Year Events Wins Top 3 Earnings $ / Event Rating* World
Ranking*
1998 2 0 0 $0 $0.00 x -
1999 3 0 0 $0 $0.00 967 -
2000 5 0 0 $329 $65.80 976 -
2001 13 0 1 $1,731 $133.15 995 -
2002 9 0 2 $2,127 $236.33 1000 -
2003 15 0 4 $4,573 $304.87 1001 -
2004 18 2 6 $6,328 $351.56 1013 -
2005 18 4 9 $13,832 $768.44 1027 5
2006 17 5 8 $14,021 $824.76 1029 8
2007 17 5 14 $22,663 $1,333.12 1030 3
2008 13 4 7 $26,545 $2,041.92 1036 2
2009 22 7 14 $17,338 $788.09 1033 7
2010 21 2 11 $19,012 $905.33 1036 9
2011 22 7 13 $31,268 $1,421.27 1042 1
2012 20 2 6 $15,539 $776.95 1039 6
2013 18 2 10 $15,566 $864.78 1041 10
2014 18 0 6 $16,794 $933.00 1037 2
2015 18 1 9 $22,034 $1,224.11 1032 6
2016 17 1 5 $18,164 $1,068.47 1029 -
Career 286 42 125 $247,864 $866.66 - -

*At Year End

Equipment[edit]

Doss is sponsored by Discraft. He has a number of signature discs (marked with *), and commonly carries the following discs in competition:[13]

Drivers

  • Force (ESP, Ti, Z)*
  • Nuke (Ti)*
  • Predator (Z)
  • Pulse (ESP)
  • XL (X)

Midranges

  • Buzzz (Ti)*
  • Drone (Ti)
  • Hawk (Z)
  • Wasp (Z)

Putters

  • Challenger (D, Ti)

References[edit]

  1. ^ PDGA (October 2016). "PDGA World Rankings". Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  2. ^ USDGC. "USDGC Tournament History". Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  3. ^ a b 1000 Rated Disc Golf (2008-08-03). "Interview with Nate Doss". Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  4. ^ PDGA (2011-10-30). "PDGA Junior World Champions" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  5. ^ PDGA (2008-12-31). "Nate Doss 2008 Player Page". Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  6. ^ PDGA (2009-12-31). "Nate Doss 2009 Player Page". Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  7. ^ PDGA (2010-12-31). "Nate Doss 2010 Player Page". Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  8. ^ PDGA (2011-10-25). "PDGA Player Ratings History". Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  9. ^ "Disc Golf: Capitola's Doss Claims Third Pro Worlds Title". 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  10. ^ Duesler, J. "Nate Doss & Val Jenkins Win Green Country Open NT". 
  11. ^ "Dave Feldberg wins 2009 Brent Hambrick Memorial Open...". 
  12. ^ Duesler, J. "Climo wins shootout". 
  13. ^ "World Champion Nate Doss". 

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