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Thomas Davies, Andrew Cruickshank, and Dave Collins

Recent retrospective research has identified effective meso-level thoughts and behaviors for high level golfers (i.e., those deployed between shots and holes). However, how such thoughts and behaviors are actually used during this phase of performance and, or if, they vary in different contexts is unknown. Accordingly, real-time observations followed by stimulated recall interviews were used to examine the meso-level processes used by high-level golfers during competition. Results indicated use of the same pre2- and post-shot routines identified in prior retrospective research but with key differences in the content and application of some of their stages relative to shot outcome. These similarities and differences are discussed along with implications for practitioners: including the importance of developing metacognitive skills, and prioritizing the development of performance expertise over performance competencies for high-level golfers at the meso-level of performance.

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Thomas Gretton, Lindsey Blom, Dorice Hankemeier, and Lawrence Judge

-level process surrounded by and susceptible to meso-level and macro-level processes. Specifically, in their follow up study with high level golfers, Davies, Cruickshank, and Collins ( 2017 ) underlined the need for additional research to examine how the development and implementation of meso-level processes