Club Groove Search
The Club Groove Search function allows you to search for any iron, as well as hybrid or fairway wood with a loft of 25° or higher, which was in production prior to 1 January 2010 and which has been submitted to and evaluated by either The R&A and/or the United States Golf Association (USGA).
The purpose of this informational database is to assist golfers and Rules Officials in determining the status of these clubs, when evaluated against both the 2009 Rules of Golf and the new groove and punch mark specifications which came into effect on 1 January 2010. This database is updated as and when required.
For guidance on how to interpret the search results, please click here.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The R&A has introduced the condition requiring players to use clubs which meet the 2010 groove specifications at all of its Championships and qualifying events from 2014 (excluding the Junior Open). Any player planning to enter an R&A Championship in 2014 or beyond or who is planning to enter any other competition or Championship that has adopted the groove condition, and who requires any further assistance or advice, please click here.
Current List: Effective 31 May 2012