In 2010, the United States Golf Association created a condition of competition for golf club grooves and punch marks that organizations could implement which reduced volume and sharpness for all clubs except drivers and putters. Since then, the Northern Ohio PGA Section has not elected to implement that condition as it was more of a recommendation than a requirement.
However, for 2014, the policy will change for three Northern Ohio PGA major Championships.
The PGA of America now requires that at any qualifying event for the three PGA of America National Championships, the condition of competition must be used. So, please prepare to use conforming equipment at the following events: