There is a problem with entering 9-hole scores into Golflink.
Irrespective of the number of holes to be played in a competition, or the number of holes actually played, the player's Golflink handicap, adjusted for slope, is recorded on the scorecard.
However, when entering a 9-hole score into golflink, the 'played off' handicap needs to reflect the handicap allowance for the actual holes played. For the moment, let's just leave out the complication that playing other than 9 holes may still qualify as a 9-hole score (I think it's something like 8 to 15 holes, adjusted to a 9 hole score).
For example, a player with a playing handicap of 20 plays a 9-hole stableford event. "20" is recorded on the scorecard as his handicap. Recording the points on the card is straightforward and there is no need to add the actual strokes taken. But when it's entered into golflink, the stroke allowance ("played off") as applicable to the actual holes played is recorded, and it's not necessarily 10. If he played the front or back nine and the stroke index is evenly split between the two halves, it would be 10. But if the index is not even, his handicap might be something like 8 or 12 for those holes played.
If it was a stroke event, the actual strokes are totalled and the handicap deducted is as per allowed by the stroke index and may be other than 10.
What a pain that is for the poor handicapper !!!!!! Each scorecard would need to be carefully checked to determine what is to be entered. If an auto-score system is in place, one would hope that the software program does it all automatically.