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If this is as blatant as you say, it is against the rules.
Rule 1.2a states: "All players are expected to play in the spirit of the game by... Showing consideration to others – for example... not distracting the play of another player."
The Committee is allowed to DQ for "serious misconduct". Others members may be aware and not like it either.
This is one of those more complicated situations. Deliberately wetting the club face is against the rules. However, not cleaning the grooves on an iron face so you get more distance is bending the rules, but not breaking it. Essentially you shouldn't deliberately do anything like that. Though doing something, like leaving dirty grooves, is against the spirit of it too