Heaps of Leaves Through the Green. RoG; Definitions, Ground under Repair and Decision 33-8/31. Temporary Local Rule. Revised 2014-11-01.
IN DEPTH: In the autumn, especially after a windy day, leaves may accumulate in heaps through the green. The Committee may, in a Temporary Local Rule, declare accumulations of leaves through the green to be ground under repair. As soon as the condition ceases to exist this Temporary Local Rule shall be removed. 
If a ball lies in or touches a heap of leaves through the green or when it interferes with the area of the players intended swing the player may, without penalty, take relief under Rule 25-1b(i).
If it is known or virtually certain that a ball which has not been found is in a heap of leaves the player may, without penalty, take relief under Rule 25-1c(i). In the absence of such knowledge or certainty the ball is lost and the player must proceed under Rule 27-1.  
Note: By Definition leaves are loose impediments and when a ball lies through the green the player may  remove leaves under Rule 23-1. 

Suggested wording. The Committee can specify on which holes the Rule applies. Only in exceptional circumstances may the Committee deem that interference from leaves with a players stance is interference under this Rule. This Rule shall always stand under its own headline.

Heaps of Leaves Through the Green
Heaps of leaves through the green on hole ... is ground under repair and Rule 25-1b(i) applies. If it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found is in a heap of leaves the player may, without penalty, take relief under Rule 25-c(i). Otherwise the player must proceed under Rule 27-1. Interference from leaves with the players stance is not, in itself, interference under this Rule. Penalty: Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes.   
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