For most of my early golf life I regularly felt some wrist and elbow inflammation. I always rested a couple weeks till it went away but it would eventually return. I switched to graphite shafted irons and later added oversized spongy Winn grips. Also I curtailed hitting off hard range matts and perhaps improved my swing some. With these changes the pain has never returned in over a year now.
Golf's taken a back seat this season thus far and, as a result, in 18 rounds, I've only broken 100 twice.
I suppose those results aren't too surprising given I haven't been able to play or practice much.