Clubs must Conform with Groove and Punch Mark SpecificationsRoG, Appendix II Part 5c Note and Decision 4-1/1. Condition of Competition. Revised 2015-01-02.
IN DEPTH From Decision 4-1/1: "All new models of clubs manufactured on or after 1 January 2010 must conform to the groove and punch mark specifications described in Appendix II, 5c. A Committee that wishes to limit players to clubs manufactured with grooves and/or punch marks that conform to all aspects of the Rules of Golf, including those that are effective from 1 January 2010, may adopt the condition of competition detailed below. While this condition of competition may be adopted for any competition, it is recommended only for competitions involving expert players (e.g. professional golf or the highest level of amateur golf)."
The List of clubs that conform to these groove and punch mark specifications is available at 
http://www.randa.org/en/Equipment/Equipment%20Search/Informational%20Clubs.aspx 

Suggested wording. This rule shall always stand under its own headline.

Clubs must Conform with Groove and Punch Mark Specifications
The player’s clubs must conform to the groove and punch mark specifications in the
Rules of Golf that are effective from 1 January 2010.
Penalty for carrying, but not making stroke, with club or clubs in breach of condition: Match play – At the conclusion of the hole at which the breach is discovered, the state of the match is adjusted by deducting one hole for each hole at which a breach occurred; maximum deduction per round – Two holes.
Stroke play – Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes.
Match or stroke play – In the event of a breach between the play of two holes, the
penalty applies to the next hole.
Bogey and par competitions – See Note 1 to Rule 32–1a. Stableford competitions – See Note 1 to Rule 32–1b.
Any club or clubs carried in breach of this condition must be declared out of play by the player to his opponent in match play or his marker or a fellowcompetitor in stroke play immediately upon discovery that a breach has occurred. If the player fails to do so, he is disqualified.
Penalty for making stroke in breach of condition: Disqualification.


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