There's only one time the 50-foot gimme is acceptable, and we all know why he gave her the putt, and I think many of us agree with the reasoning.
This is correct, and my comment from yesterday was not. I used medal play to refer to tournament medal play, where the holes do have to be finished. When posting for a handicap, most likely score is correct.
In fact, that difference is part of why I joined a club in the first place: to have a chance to play rounds where my 5' putts weren't hit back to me, and then I was made to feel a bit like a jerk for insisting on playing them out. Seemed to happen a lot, so I joined a club that played the ball out. Now that I look back, I wonder how common it was.