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I am sure you can find a grip that will help some compared to the very firm cord's. I am not sure how much though. especially the elbow pain. Do you hit off range mats often? That was an issue for me, once I stopped, all pain ceased.

I can suggest the Winn Dri-tek. Very soft, nice and tacky. I have one that came on a used club I bought. Not my style at all. But if i was dealing with pain in joints it would be among my first choices.

Also from Winn is the excel soft. Little more old school but durable and soft.

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Totally agree, too squishy. That's actually the perfect word for them. I've played the basic Black Widow's in white which are similar to a crossline (non cord) and they were a nice blend of firm feel but seemed to reduce shock to the hands. I don't think they are designed to do that per se but i noticed it.

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I've personally never found much difference or reduction in pain issues by just changing grips. The best solution for such pain is graphite shafts - however, the prosoft inserts are a very easy and inexpensive way to provide some relief w/o changing shafts. Not quite as good as graphite but they can make a positive difference.

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I think the grip can offer some level of help to you, however the more shock absorption it offers the softer and more squishy the grip will feel. I think you would get more benefit from either a shaft insert such as the ProSoft or Sensicore or switching to graphite. Lots of folks have switched to a shaft like the SteelFibers or Recoils and reported relief for elbow pain. Also as previously suggested, I would avoid hitting off mats if at all possible.

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I would say dri tacs light....maybe a little bigger size and look at graphite shaft. The clubs will be lighter and less vibrations.. Or you could get the cushin inserts as well.

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Was having similar issues and switched to graphite shafts over a decade ago. Initially struggled with the difference in weight, but have adjusted. I recently installed superstroke pressure zone grips on my irons and wedges and they have reduced the fatigue in my hands (also have lightened my grip pressure). They have a feel similar to a Winn grip, but have a non-tapered design. Golfworks Canada had a sale and I was able to purchase 6 for the price of 12 grips ($39.50). It was an inexpensive experiment and I am happy with the results. I have Lamkin Ace Crosslines on my woods. They are tacky and softer than the NDMC that I used to play. Slightly firmer feel than the Pressure zones, but solid all-around performer.

Good luck in the quest. It is definitely not fun to play in discomfort. If you are unsure you could install a few different grips, play for a month and then make a final choice.

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Switched to crossline tour grips (no longer made, but softest grips I could find that were not squishy) they helped a little I think, but not enough. Bought a set of graphite irons and pain free ever since. It was an old elbow injury for me, it was getting to the point I could only play once a week, after graphite shaft switch I have played every day for a week straight with out issue (normal is 3 rounds a week now).

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