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The USGA (United States Golf Association) has indeed implemented regulations regarding golf ball distance standards. The USGA is the governing body for golf in the United States and, together with the R&A (the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews), establishes the rules of golf worldwide.

The USGA's Ball Distance Standard refers to a limitation on how far a golf ball can travel when struck by a club. The organization sets rules and regulations to ensure that golf remains challenging and fair for all players. These distance standards are designed to maintain the balance between skill, course design, and equipment.

The USGA periodically reviews and adjusts these standards to address advancements in golf ball and club technology. The purpose is to prevent excessive distances that could potentially impact the integrity of the game or the traditional design of golf courses.

It's important to note that as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, the USGA had not made any specific changes to the ball distance standard. However, they continuously monitor and evaluate the impact of technology on the game and may make adjustments in the future to preserve its essence. For the most up-to-date information, I recommend visiting the official USGA website or checking with relevant golfing authorities.

Overall Distance Standard for Golf Balls: Established by the USGA in 1976, the Overall Distance Standard prohibits golf balls from exceeding a specified distance when combining carry and roll. (As of 2013, the maximum distance is 320 yards.) Tests are conducted at USGA Headquarters using a mechanical “golfer.”