Golfer's Elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, commonly affects those that experience repetitive stress on the inner aspect of the elbow. This can happen with swinging a club hundreds of times or if you're like me - if you chunk the ball and hit the ground first more than few times. That being said, medial epicondylitis can be brought on in other ways besides golf and often shows up in people who perform repetitive tasks. From my experience in treating those with Golfer's Elbow, pain is typically influenced by a few main variables - speed, force, and tolerance to repeated movement.
With the right training through physical therapy to restore muscle strength, integrity, and capacity for movement, you'll be back on the course in no time and your elbow will say "Thank You!"