when playing against someone who isn’t playing well , instead of them putting in a rubbish round they forfeit in such a way so as the not allow me to continue , so my low score doesn’t count
yes and no. I think... the score still counts but you are assessed a bogey for any uncompleted holes. I was 3 up after 2 holes and playing the final hole and maybe less than 50y to the hole after drive on WC as the holes play so short with sponsor gear. -- game closes, I can't get back in time and I am now assessed a bogey this is a major scoring swing when I easily par and likely even birdie the last hole.
now in a previous match, my partner forfeited the standard way, I noticed they forfeited and the game as it is designed took me back into the game to play my last hole. This is suppose to be how it is designed.
In the first instance which has been a problem for eons and been reported, continues to happen even in regular coin games but at least your scoring in an event that has larger ramifications on tracking your scoring takes place. So this is very problematic. Maybe this could be resolved by extending or allowing a longer timer for shots if that is what is partly responsible but I don't know for certain.
in regards to the other topic I mentioned of being forced to play lowest stakes... this may or may not be just another example of how the game is not always obvious you are suppose to find a way to change which level you enter, but I don't know... someone in my club mentioned there may be options to alter which level you start at by selecting something like beginner, veteran, expert... but it is not or was not clear whether you have to earn those rankings or you can self select with a touch/tap option to skip or jump to a higher level.