For the first time in Canadian Golf Teachers Cup history, the format changed to where the event’s champion had to play in the Open or Ladies division.  Previously, the overall winner could come from any of four divisions (Open, Senior, Super Senior, Ladies).   This didn’t slow down Super Senior-aged Bill Hardwick, as he made the move to the Open division and surprised his younger competition with 72-73 – 145 in taking the championship by an impressive 10 strokes.Crosswinds Golf & Country Club in Burlington, Ontario, has hosted three Canadian Golf Teacher Cups in the past and was the site for the 12th annual 2012 Canadian Golf Teachers Cup, played September 16-17. The weather and course were spectacular, as 38 players took part in the four divisions.The first day was survival as only six players shot in the 70s due to the combination of extremely fast greens, windy conditions, and difficult pin positions. Hardwick set the pace with birdies on the first three holes, finishing even par for round one and leading past champion Chris Callihoo by four strokes. Meanwhile, in the always competitive Senior division, past Senior champion Ted Williams shot a smooth 76 and took a 3-shot lead into day two over Vito Cisternino, and a 4-shot lead over 2010 overall champion Bob Richardson. The Super Senior division was a dead heat between 2010 champion Dennis Babcock and Jim Grow, both shooting impressive 79s.  Even with four penalty strokes, past Canadian, U.S., and World Cup Ladies champion Darquise LeDuc took the lead after day one in her division.The second day was even more competitive than the first, as many players made major moves and found their touch on the greens, with nine players shooting in the 70s.  Hardwick’s always-steady game made his lead insurmountable, which left the battle for second place. The biggest move was made by Grant Gulych, who started fourth, five shots behind second place Callihoo in the Open division. Gulych’s three birdies on the back nine, including making an 18-foot birdie putt on the last hole, allowed him to take second place by one shot with a score of 74.The Senior division was decided by a playoff between Cisternino and Williams. Cisternino forced the playoff by shooting a solid 79 to Williams’ 82, but it was Williams who outlasted Cisternino and took the title on the first playoff hole. The Super Senior division featured Babcock defeating Grow to take the title with a round of 75. LeDuc was successful in defending her Ladies title from 2010.Feedback from participants was nothing but positive about the course, event, and tournament staff, with many giving suggestions for the 2013 Canadian Teachers Cup location. All WGTF Level III and IV members are welcome to play in this event and in all worldwide WGTF tournaments. The location of the 2013 Canadian Teachers Cup will be announced in early 2013.Final Scores from the 2012 Canadian Teachers CupOpen DivisionBill Hardwick………………………72-73 – 145Grant Gulych………………………81-74 – 155Chris Callihoo……………………..76-80 – 156Senior DivisionTed Williams………………………..76-82 – 158*Vito Cisternino……………………..76-82 – 158Bob Richardson……………………..80-80 – 160Super Senior DivisionDennis Babcock………………………79-75 – 154Jim Grow……………………………….79-78 – 157John Caughill………………………….83-84 – 167Ladies DivisionDarquise Leduc………………………..85-84 – 169Carol Yui Lee……………………………92-85 – 177*Won playoff for Senior division championship 
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