Jump to content

Battling Elbow Tendonitis, would a lighter shaft help?


jbsg02
 Share

Recommended Posts

There's a long thread on this forum about "Golfer's elbow" that is a good read. It is a long lasting hard to get rid of problem. I've had it for the last 12 months but it is way better than it used to be. I purchased a new set of irons with graphite shafts and they've helped a lot. I'm not sure if a lighter shaft would help. I also do stretches and use a Thera-Band Flex bar. Do you have the tendonitis on the inside (golfer's elbow) or outside (tennis elbow) of the elbow? Exercises are different for each. Good luck.

  • Thanks 1

Mark - Havin fun in the AZ sun

  • Driver - Callaway Rogue 10.5* Aldila Synergy Reg
  • 4W - Callaway Rogue 15* Aldila Quaranta Reg
  • 4H - Callaway Mavrik Max 21* Project X Catalyst Reg
  • Irons - Taylormade P790 4-PW UST Recoil 780 | F4 SMACWRAP Stiff
  • GW - Titleist Vokey 50*
  • SW - Titleist Vokey 54*
  • LW - Titleist Vokey 58*
  • Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour Black
  • Grips - Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The right rehab (stretching), all of which can be found on-line, coupled with icing and NSAIDs, will significantly mitigate the pain/limitations.

Driver: Ping G425 Max (10.5) - Ventus (Velocore) Blue 5S
3 Wood: Ping G425 Max (14.5 Degree) - Hzrdus Black 5.5*
5 Wood: Ping G425 Max (17.5 Degree) - CB Alta 65S
4 Hybrid: Ping G425 (22 Degree) - CB Alta 70S

5 Hybrid: Ping G425 (26 Degree) - CB Alta 70S
Irons: Mizuno MP -20 (MMC) 6-PW - KBS $ Taper (120)
Vokey (50 Degree) SM7 F Grind - KBS Tour (120)
Vokey (54 Degree) SM7 F Grind - KBS Tour (120)
Vokey (58 Degree) SM7 S Grind - KBS Tour (120)
Putter: Scotty  - Special Select Newport 2.5

Link to comment
Share on other sites

44 minutes ago, YMark said:

There's a long thread on this forum about "Golfer's elbow" that is a good read. It is a long lasting hard to get rid of problem. I've had it for the last 12 months but it is way better than it used to be. I purchased a new set of irons with graphite shafts and they've helped a lot. I'm not sure if a lighter shaft would help. I also do stretches and use a Thera-Band Flex bar. Do you have the tendonitis on the inside (golfer's elbow) or outside (tennis elbow) of the elbow? Exercises are different for each. Good luck.

 

Mine is on my left arm (I'm a right handed golfer) and I believe it's triceps tendonitis, my forearm doesn't have any issues.  I can't extend my left arm fully because of it.  Going to the doctor finally and hope to get a game plan in place to get better.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Same here had injections etc. worked but short term, switched to recoils and lighter shaft and bingo very little issues. 

  • Like 3

Signature of Solon CC

Titleist tsi2 10.0 tour ad xc 6/rdx black 6.0 
Titleist tsi2 16.5 Accra fix 2.0 

Taylormade SIM 7 wood Ventus Blue 6
Ping g710 ust recoil 780 es 5-pw 

Cleveland Zipcore 52,56 Tour Rack Nippon Modus 

Titleist sm8 48 raw dg black Ltd onyx s400

SIK Flo C w/stability tour shaft 34

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yet another vote for graphite shafts. I used to use Ping steel shafts with the cushon inserts but still had elbow problems. Switched to graphite and the problem disapeared in a couple months. I've been using graphite for 3 years now with no wrist or elbow pain.

  • Like 1

Callaway Mavrik Max Driver
Callaway Mavrik Max 3 wood
Ping G25 20 & 23 hybrid G30 26 hybrid
Ping i200 6- uw
Ping Glide 3.0  54 & 60
Odyssey OG #7

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had two major bouts of the Golfer's Elbow in the lead left arm when I mostly played and ranged with steel shafted irons.

 

Once I got sets that are only graphite and similar wt - no more issues despite being old!

 

I work out with resistance training all the time, use a thera-band flexbar for forearms and wrists - but still got the pain from the range and playing.  

 

I think you can leave steel in your wedges if you  feel the accuracy could compromise in lighter shafts as you only hit maybe 5-6 full wedges ea. 18 and maybe keep it to less than 10 range balls ea. week off those.  I did.

BAG ONE:                                                                                                                     BAG TWO:
-Titleist 917 D2                                                                                          -Cobra F9 Tour Length 
5- Mizuno MP titanium                                                                                 3 - Mizuno MP titanium
-Titleist 915 H1 17, Titleist 816  H1 21                                                      -TM 2.0 SF 18 & 21
I - Titleist T100/MR KK TiNi 105                                                                   I - TM P760/Recoils 110 F4

- Mizuno 53, Vokey SM6 58                                                                     W - Mizuno T10 52, Vokey SM6 58 
P- Bellum Winmore Midi  787                                                                       -Guerin TS Black 370

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have made a pretty interesting discovery, most unwelcome.  I had been playing Steelfiber i110 R flex for quite awhile, and aside from the performance which was great, it really kept any elbow pain or other pain/tendonitis at bay.  After a fitting, I recently ordered and received a set of Ping G425 irons with SF i110 S flex, and these give me more pain than I have virtually ever had even with steel shafts (the likes of KBS Tour 105 S, Modus Tour 105 S, etc.).  My forearms, elbows, wrists and shoulders are all screaming.  I suppose I attribute it to the stiffness of the i110 S flex, which while still playable and performing well, is quite stiff.  A couple of weeks in, and I simply won't be able to play this set.

 

Unfortunately, this will be another notch on the graphite learning curve, and jumping in weight, or flex, can make all the difference in the world.  SF i95 R, SF i110 R, Recoil 95 F3/F4, KK105 and others, all easier to play.  YMMV.

Callaway Epic Max 9* Driver, Project X HZRDUS Smoke im10 50 6.0

Cobra King SpeedZone 4 Wood, Fujikura ATMOS Black Tour Spec 7S

Callaway Epic Flash 7 Wood, Accra FX 2.0 200F M3

Srixon Z H85 4 Hybrid, Project X HZRDUS Black 85 6.0

Ping G425 Irons 5-UW, Aerotech Steelfiber i110cw R

Cleveland RTX Zipcore SW (54*/10) and LW (58*/10), Aerotech Steelfiber i110 S

Scotty Cameron 009-M Putter

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 shafts come to mind that ease joint pain- 1st and foremost are Recoil- nothing comes close IMO on dampening

 

Then Modus 120 with prosoft inserts......don't know why but these are very easy on the joints as well

 

Edit: older Tour AD 105/115 and NV MLTi were pretty good as well -AD were better though

Edited by animalgolfs
  • Like 1

Ping Sunday Bag
9 Clubs of Freedom

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/25/2021 at 11:27 AM, jbsg02 said:

I've been battling elbow issues for the last year and a half (I'm finally going to the doctor about it this week).  Was curious is a lighter shaft in my irons would help make it easier to swing and take some pressure off my elbow.  Thoughts?  Currently have x100's in my AP2s

A graphite shaft will help more. 

Titleist TSi3 w/Oban Kiyoshi White 6X 
Titleist TSi2 15 degree w/Accra TZ6 75 M5

Titleist TSi2 21 degree w/Accra TZ6 75 M5 

Srixon ZX5 4-6 w/KBS TGI 110 (SS 1x) @1/2" over standard

Srixon ZX7 7-PW w/KBS TGI 110 (SS 1x) @1/2" over standard
Titleist Vokey SM8 Raw 50/54/58 KBS TGI 110 (SS 1x) @1/2" over standard
Toulon Las Vegas custom w/BGT Tour 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/25/2021 at 12:27 PM, jbsg02 said:

I've been battling elbow issues for the last year and a half (I'm finally going to the doctor about it this week).  Was curious is a lighter shaft in my irons would help make it easier to swing and take some pressure off my elbow.  Thoughts?  Currently have x100's in my AP2s

Before you go down the path of graphite shafts try the Sensicores in your shafts. You can get them at Billy Bob’s golf…I’ve used them in the past and it real helps. I like them better than the Pro soft inserts.

  • Driver - Ping G400 10.5 Alta 55 S 
  • Woods - Callaway Epic 15*(16*)Hzurdus 6.0 /  Callaway Epic 18* (19*) Hzurdus 5.5
  • Hybrids - Titliest 818 H1 23*(22*)Tensei Red R / Titliest 818 H1 25*(24*)Tensei Red R
  • Irons - Callaway Rogue Pro 6-PW UST Recoil ES 460 F3
  • Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 50* AWT /  Callaway PM Grind 54* KBS HiSpin 115
  • Putter - Odyssey O-Works 7 35.5” ... Golf Pride SNSR Contour Pro
  • Ball - Titliest ProV1x left dash
  • Grips -  Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R 
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Graphite shafts.  I have had extensive wrist and hand injuries with elbow pain in the past.  I made the switch to graphite at the suggestion of a teaching pro.  Life saver.  There is less harshness and vibration especially off toe and thin mishits.  Avoiding hitting of mats is also a good idea. 

  • Like 2

TM SIM 2, 8* w/AD UB-7TX

TM SIM 15* w/Diamana ZF 80TX

TM Tour Issue Rescue 11 TP Deep Face Ghost Proto 16* HB  w/Thump 105x

New Level NLU-01 21* w/KBS Proto 105x

New Level 623-M 5-PW w/MMT 125 TX

54* Miura HB w/KBS 610 S+, 58* Miura w/KBS Tour Black

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'd avoid the NSAIDs.  consider graphite shafts.  and truly only rest for an extended period of time, ie no golf no hitting balls nothing .. will help with the discomfort really going away..  i'd say 6-8 weeks minimum.  stretching and strengthening might help but it won't be significant on their own.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Specific stretching and exercises is the way to go. 

 

I have elbow pain  and a partial tear in my shoulder(was drunk on 18 and tried to rip it out of knee high grass 4 years ago, lol).   When i am good about working out, and doing nightly stretching it goes away.  

 

I wore one of those tennis elbow bands for about a year.  They help with pain and soreness, but its not a solution.  Plus it feels weird to swing with it.    

 

I know this is a climbing website, but these work amazing (especially the one you lay on your arm, pain goes away).  https://gripped.com/indoor-climbing/stretches-to-avoid-elbow-pain-from-climbing/

 

Nothing will make it go away for good, unless you put in the work on the regular.   

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Proper rehab + graphite shafts.

 

You don't mention your age, but past 50 lots of people start having elbow and wrist issues. One partial solution after recovery is to hit some of your practice shots with limited-range soft golfballs. Much less shock, even with graphite shafts. Plus, it may help your overall tempo ... smooth it out.

 

Note: Us linksters have trouble with Golfer's Elbow and Tennis Elbow. Both are different types of tendon strains, and have somewhat different remedies.

Edited by ChipNRun
Clarify Golfer v. Tennis elbow

What's In The Bag (Summary as of October 2021, post-MAX changeover)

 

Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5°, set 9.5°; weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Calla Mavrik MAX 5i-PW

Wedges*:  Calla MD3: 48°... MD4: 54°, 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) + Evnroll Gravity Grip

Ball: 1. Srixon Q-Star Tour / 2. Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

For details see:  Pending (need protocol to embed file list).

     * MD4 54°/10 S-Grind replaced MD3 54°/12 W-Grind.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Left elbow and finger issue here, graphite shaft really help and also try to avoid those hard artificial turf at driving range.

  • Like 1

TM Sim2 10.5, Autoflex 505

TM Sim2 Ti 3 wood, turn down to 13, GD AD TP 6S.
Titleist 16.5 TS2, GD AD TP 6S

Ping G425 3 Hybrid, turn up to 20, Alta CB S.
Callaway Mavrik 5 Hybrid Project X Cataylst 70 6.0
PXG Gen4 0311P, 6 to PW. KBS TGI 80.

PXG Forge Gap Wedge, KBS TGI 80.
TM MG2 54, 58. KBS TGI 95.
Odyssey 2 Balls Armlock.

Snell MTB X.  Vessel Player 3 Stand Bag.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I started getting a case of golf elbow this summer after going up in flex.  Starting doing the stretches and whatnot, but the thing that has helped the most was those seemingly silly tennis elbow braces that you can buy at the sporting goods store.  It actually worked for me quite well, which was pretty surprising.  I just made sure the cushioned side was on the inside part of my elbow.

PING G410 LST 10.5* (9.5) - Fujikura Ventus Black 6X

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 16* - Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Callaway Epic Flash 21* (20) - Fujikura Speeder 952TR X-Stiff

PING G410 22* - Tensei CK Pro White 90X

Srixon ZX5 5-AW - Nippon Modus3 Tour 105X

Cleveland CBX2 54* - DG 115 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw X Grind 60* - DG 115 Wedge

Odyssey White Hot OG #7S

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Graphite…I too was an x100/6.5 project x guy forever. I made the switch to catalyst 100 graphite and my golf game didn’t suffer at all and my elbow/wrist/finger suffering is almost non existent after playing. I’ll never go back to steel. Wish I would have switched 10 years ago. My 9 year old is becoming a pretty good player and I’m honestly going to push him to never go to steel shafts. I’d love to save him the pain later. 

Edited by mogc60

COBRA RADSPEED 9.0 HZRDUS RDX BLUE 6.0                                        SRIXON ZX 13.5 MIYAZAKI MIZORE 70X                                               WILSON M5 TOUR 17* ALDILA ROGUE STIFF.                                           TITLEIST U510 3 ALDILA PHENOM 100 stiff.                                       SRIXON Z FORGED 4-PW CATALYST 100 6.5                                         SRIXON ZX7 A WEDGE 50* CATALYST 100 6.0                                        CALLAWAY JAWS FULL 54* MMT 125 Stiff.                                        CALLAWAY JAWS FULL 58* MMT 125 Stiff.                                         NATIONAL CUSTOM NICOLL BLADE SNELL MTB-X

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club - Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
      2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club - Tuesday #1
      2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club - Tuesday #2
       
       
      Adam Scott - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Justin Rose - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Collin Morikawa - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Jason Day - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Justin Thomas - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Erik Van Rooyen - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Matt Jones - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Cam Davis - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Cam Smith - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Byeong Hun An - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Min Kyu - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Joohyung Kim - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Tommy Fleetwood - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Jordan Spieth - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Lucas Glover - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Keegan Bradley - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
       
       
       
      Gary Woodland's new Cameron putter - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Kevin Na's new Odyssey/Toulon putter - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Jucie wedges & Proto irons - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
       
       
       
       
      • 6 replies
    • 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open WITB Photos- Discussion & Links
      Please put any questions or comments here...
       
      Links:
       
      Harry Higgs - WITB - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      Ian Poulter - WITB - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      Corey Conners - WITB - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      Harry Higgs - WITB - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      Matt NeSmith - WITB - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      Doug Ghim - WITB - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      New Cameron Las Vegas covers - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      New Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX shafts - 2021 Shriners Hospitals doe Children Open
       
       

       
        • Like
      • 15 replies
    • 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship - Discussion and Links
      2021 Sanderson Farms Championship - Monday
      2021 Sanderson Farms Championship - Tuesday #1
      2021 Sanderson Farms Championship - Tuesday #2
      2021 Sanderson Farms Championship - Tuesday #3
       
      2021 Sanderson Farms Championship - Tuesday #4
       
      WITBs
      Aaron Rai - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship
      Brian Stuard - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship
      Eugenio Chacarra - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship
      Davis Riley - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship
      Brice Garnett - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship
      Curtis Thompson - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship
      Richy Werenski - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship
      Andy Ogletree - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship
      Sahith Theegala - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship Will Zalatoris - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship Stephan Jaeger - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship Kevin Chappell - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship Jonas Blixt - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship Kevin Streelman - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship Sam Burns - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship Matthew Wolff - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship Jimmy Walker - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship Gary Woodland - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship Davis Thompson - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship Sam Saunders - WITB - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship  
      Special Galleries
       
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship  
      Cameron putters - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship  
        • Like
      • 5 replies
    • 2021 Fortinet Championship - Discussion and Links
      Please put and questions or comments here
       
       
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #1
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #2
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #3
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #4
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #5
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #6
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #7
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #8
       
       
      New Ping putter - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      New Bettinardi putters & Cover - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Ping Putters - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Cameron putter and new ball marker - 2021 Fortinet Championship
       
       
      Sneds - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Peter Uihlein - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Charles Howell, III - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Scott Piercy - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Brandan Steele - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Mito Pereira - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Kevin Tway - WITB -2021 Fortinet Championship
      Joseph Bramlett - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
       
       
       
      • 19 replies
    • 2021 Tour Championship - Discussion and Comments
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Tour Championship
      LA Golf putter shafts - 2021 Tour Championship
       
       
       
      • 25 replies

×
×
  • Create New...