Thanks for all of the comments so far.
Yes I usually wear golf shoes on the course, and completely agree that the street shoes aren't ideal. This was my first session back at the range since the injury (its still sore) and its much harder to use the ground forces without good grip on the ground.
Thanks for the comments about everything being stiff. Being a bigger guy the more I bend at the knees and hips the harder it is for me to hold stability through the swing and finish balanced. Comments noted and something I will work on.
My wedge game and short iron game is my strongest area. I'm super comfortable with all of the shots from within 120meters from the pin. 5 iron and above I tend to struggle with, to the point where I'm thinking of dropping my new 4 iron and going back to a hybrid. Putter is less than brilliant on some days, and only just better than ok other days, and I work less on putting than any other component because I have the attention span of a . ..... oh look a squirrel....
I will be looking at a couple of lessons when I fully recover, as I feel it would be good as my body forgets some things (muscle memory for lack of a better word) it will be good to rebuild from a solid foundation, focusing on key weaknesses in the swing. I think I get too flat to the plane on longer irons, causing some fat contact, lack of height, and the feeling that I need to hit it too hard to get a result, but probably best not to assume these things and get someone to spot the issues rather than guessing and stuffing up everything else.
As for the attire, that shirt is about 10 years old and super bright and obnoxious which is why I love it so much.
Newbie question, what is this OOM that has been mentioned?
Ha ha welcome to the nut house!
Ground forces - this is a bit of a running joke and there is a back story to it, but can't be bothered explaining it all in text!
Commenting on your shirt is also an homage to a running in-joke about how we as a community tend to ask newcomers, "what are you wearing" - the origin of this line of questioning is lost in the annals of time and general dribble, and considering you uploaded a video of yourself, the ensemble is there for all of us to see!
Realistically we come here to talk a lot of trash, some golf and then more trash. Not the place for any real objective feedback on your golf swing because, well, most of us are a bunch of hacks anyways and lessons (as in a series of lessons where you and your coach outline what ails you at the moment and what you are hoping to achieve with the lessons) are the best method to improvement, if you find the right coach.
Keep an eye out for a new thread for our next Order of Merit round in Torquay. Would be great to have a fresh face to haze!