Earlier this week a tweet went out about a UFO hovering over the range at Bay Hill, Arnold Palmer’s Orlando golf club that hosts this week’s PGA Tour event.
It turns out, not surprisingly, that it was not a space ship, but a helicam — a remote controlled helicopter — with a camera mounted on it for Golf Channel. The helicam has been used regularly to provide video images of golf courses from overhead — flying down fairways taking breathtaking pictures from angles you aren’t used to seeing. Golf Channel says it intends to provide overhead images from the range at tournaments as well, though it would hard to not be distracted with what looks like a small military device flying over you as you hit balls.
(image courtesy of PGA.com)