I just started learning to golf five months ago. I am 47 years old and in excellent health. I lift weights and do martial arts several times every week.
I practice golf three times per week, and have hit more than 11,000 balls at the driving range. At first, lots of things would get sore (palm of my left hand, blister on one of my right hand fingers, etc.), but after a while everything felt more normal - especially as my coach started to improve my swing.
But my right arm has continued to stay sore, and actually feels like it might be starting to get worse. The pain area is from the point of the inner elbow bone to the muscles all around the uppermost part of the forearm. It hurts most when I use my right hand to pick up something. I assume this means I am gripping the club too hard, or bending my right arm on the downswing.
Would love to hear some thoughts about this...