Hoping someone can clarify something for me. I was playing in a 4 ball better ball stableford competition a while ago and on one particular hole my partner holed out netting 2 points. I couldn't do any better but took my putt just for a bit of practice, and also holed it.
as we walked onto the next tee, our marker in the other pair said "what did you score on that hole again." to which the answer was two points. "who scored?" he said. "it doesn't matter" I said "we both got a shot there so we were both 5 nett 4 for 2 points"
You would have thought i'd suggested i'd seen him kicking his ball out of the rough!!
there then ensued a brief but impassioned argument, with him saying "it's the first one in the hole who's score goes on the card." and me saying "how can it matter, we both scored the same there for our team". "it matters" is all he kept saying.
Recently someone else said something similar to me.
Can anyone clarify a) is this a usual rule, and b) what possible difference can it make as long as the right score is attributed to the right player and the handicap is applied correctly as per the competition rules?