So it affected his next shot, not the rest of his round.
I voted no, but it depends on the situation for me. If I shoot a high score I think nothing of it. After a bad first hole score, my friends and I always say to each other "no one counts the first hole anyways"
If I shoot low on the first hole (which happens less often), it might give me some confidence going into the next few holes and influence my next few shots a bit.
I'm a pretty crappy golfer so good shots or even good scores tend not to sit with me too long. However if i shoot poorly on the first hole it will stay with me longer then i would like it to. My biggest problem is a lot of the time when I have a bad hole i'm wondering what I did wrong but when I have a good hole I'm wondering what I did right. Clearly I'm overthinking way too many options and should focus on the shot I'm about to take not the shot I just took. Sometimes thats easier said then done.
I could be mistaken but how i took whatwoodtigerdo's post is that in the long run how does ones round/hole affect his/her round or average. most players with a 18 handicap give or take a few percentage points average 90 so how do they maintain that average. can walk walk away from a 7 on a hole and comeback with 3 pars. thats how I took part of the scenario. however on the flips side if someone takes a par on hole one in theory he should shoot 1 better then his average. at least that is how I understood what he was trying to say. but really each hole and every shot is better comparable to a roulette wheel because really every shot one takes is independent from the last...until you factor in the mind games we play with each other. A ball in the wheel can hit black or red all night, but somehow after a night of spinning or even a year it will average out to almost even.