Most of our fears on the golf course are not about being eaten by a tiger or bitten by a spider or mugged by a scary dude. ( and yes being bitten by an alligator can definitely be a thing in parts of the US).
What we usually have fear of is: fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, fear of rejection, fear of disappointment.
These aren't going to cause us physical harm. They cause us emotional or social pain and our brain perceives it the same as if you were encountering a pre-historic hyena.
In this podcast, I talk about what we really fear and how to tackle it on the golf course.
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