I understand where you are with this nolo, but I think the term 'fear' is the kicker. I would say there is fear in skiing at times, in riding your bike on a cliff face, driving in NY.....
I would probably call your golf yips Anxiety,
or what I call 'Near Fear'. There are times that I experience Near Fear, and it's worse than any real fear out there. I can never tell when it will hit, but I actually vomit sometimes. It's sometimes Irrational.
There are times when I meet large groups of people I don't know that I get Near Fear. Again, I don't mind large groups of unknown people, and I can walk into a room stuffed with them (ESA is always that
) and be totally comfortable. But on the way to this function
.........I'm a mess of Near Fear. I think the worst: What if I make a fool of myself (I usually do!), what if no one talks to me or worse
, what if I look like a rube in a room full of royalty (I usually do!), what if I dribble food on myself (I usually do!), what if I'm put on the spot, etc etc etc until I've thought myself into a mass of nerves!
Job interviews sometimes give me Near Fear, too. Not all of them....just some.
Once there, you'd never know I had a problem calming the demons. I'm focused on the task, controlling the 'fear', living to post another day.
Skiing and interviewing can lead to this type
of the same emotion, but one has a life threatening basis, and the other doesn't. (No one ever ended up in a hospital from a job interview, golf game, bbq or banquet!)