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You are taking the club back too low, and then chopping down from an overly vertical angle, like you are trying to kill a snake.  Look at some of these pictures: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=swing+plane&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=swing+plane&sc=8-11&sp=-1&sk=  Usually better players take the club back and through on the same path.   Otherwise get yourself some tennis shoes or cross trainers, and wear socks, or you will kill your feet.  Your feet and lower body are too...
Ok.   I totally disagree with this.  The tee boxes on a golf course should all be the same, level and reasonably uniform grass, and you are teeing it up the same.  Around the greens, we have hills, rough, sand, good lies, bad lies, and we frequently have to hit to elevated greens or over bunkers.   I don't understand why you take this tone.  I read your post, I just disagree with you, and so would Dave Pelz and a lot of other professionals too.
No!   First point is that the clubs used the most are 1) putter, 2) driver,3) LW, 4) SW, and 5) PW, followed by the 3W and irons.  Good wedge players don't start leaving their wedges in the trunk because they don't need them.    Second point is that what saves strokes is getting the ball close enough to make the first putt.  Basically, this means within 15 feet to have a 10% chance, or within 6 feet to have a 50% chance.  Nobody, including pros, can get the ball within...
  I see his left wrist is flat until the club is parallel, then it hinges to the top.  He appears to come down on a different plane with lots of lag (read: hinge) and his hands turn over through impact.  I am not sure if this all is simple or imitable since he is quite a spry youth.   If you want another example, Steve Stricker: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/swing-sequences/2010-08/photos-steve-stricker#slide=9   I know that the Pelz book talks about "dead...
My first problem with the 65-25-10 argument is that pros rely on their long games more than amateurs.  The pros expect to hit the green with their long irons and they work on this aspect of their game so they can get within 10 feet and make more birdies.  Tour pros hit 12-13 greens per round, whereas the average 10-handicapper hits 4-5.  Amateurs have many more short game shots per round and these shots make more of a difference on the scorecard.   Second problem is...
There are some awful swings at the range, especially if you go to one with putt-putt, ice cream, batting cages and go-karts.  On a busy summer night, you could roll up with a bus full of pros and it would not matter much. 
In fact the title of the book is "Golf is Not a Game of Perfect".  If you don't care at all, maybe you have gone too far.  Dial it back a bit?  In all seriousness, I second this recommendation.  Any of the Rotella books would be beneficial, he has written several.       This may be related to your setup and alignment.  The pros all have a consistent preshot routine for good reason.  If I were you, I would work on your routine and practice switching clubs at the range. ...
I do not believe in this type of retail club fitting because I think that the lie angle and swing speed are variable.  The lie angle is highly influenced by the address position which is often poor, and easily correctable.  An amateur hunched over the ball could buy a special set of irons 2 degrees flat, or have a pro walk by and say "UR DOING IT WRONG."  The sad fact is that a poor posture will hit the ball better with clubs fitted to the poor posture, but not as good...
So the benefit of the minimalist shoes is basically that they cause  pain when you take a long stride and lead with your heel.  Barefoot running and minimalist shoes force you to run differently, in a way that is healthier for your joints.   Quote from the army article [emphasis added]: "A minimalist running shoe is extremely flexible and low to the ground to create the sensation of barefoot running. By running in a shoe with minimal cushioning, most runners will...
I like the suggestion of adding a 64 degree wedge, but I think something else is wrong.   Personally, I swing smoother and slower with wedges, and try to focus on rhythm.  I don't really ever take a full backswing with my wedges, I stop with my arms at the 10:30 position.  Dave Pelz advocates this, in addition to the 9:00 and 7:30 swings, so that there are three consistent distances with each wedge.  It is helpful for me anyhow.   You also might be de-lofting...
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