Fairly recently a robot was demonstrated playing golf shots. Two holes in one at a par three hole. Not likely to be honest you must agree. So how was it done?
A guidance system in a specially constructed ball. The same laser guidance used in missiles. Someone with a Camera can target it? Something like that. Standing near the green. Or a homing device in the hole. Now they use them in professional golf. Some do.
It’s not difficult science you know. Betting shops will be behind it’s use.
Someone says suspect media news cameras even. I’d say especially TV cameras and sound men.