They should just make you play out the hole, and golflink should use the exact score for the hole, be it 8 or 15, and not some lesser score.
Otherwise ...…. this will be just another way for bandits to abound.
It works the other way, Gaz.
If you have a 10 on a hole, but get golflinked as a 7, you'll potentially get a lower handicap.