Thursday, October 8, 2015

IGM Superintendent to Run NYC Marathon

Todd Hugill, Superintendent at IGM-maintained Widow’s Walk Golf Course, will be running the New York City Marathon on November 1, 2015. He will run with Team Hole in the Wall, which benefits the Paul Newman camps for seriously ill children. IGM strives to be active in the communities in which they have contracts and supports employees in their pursuits.
Most days, Todd Hugill can be found walking Widow’s Walk Golf Course in Scituate, MA, looking for problem areas and ensuring optimal turf conditions.  As a course superintendent with IGM for the past 14 years, Hugill is responsible for all aspects of the course’s daily maintenance needs. But on November 1, 2015, he will be running. As a member of Team Hole in the Wall, he will be running the New York City Marathon, partly as a personal challenge and partly to benefit a worthy cause.
“My wife has always been a runner, and she inspired me. Running the NYC Marathon was something ‘out there’ that challenged me,” said Hugill, who began training 18 weeks before race day. “A friend has done some work with Camp Hole in the Wall, and she knew they had some bibs available on their team. It’s a really good cause, so I was glad to join.”
Camp Hole in the Wall was established by actor Paul Newman to provide “a different kind of healing to more than 30,000 children and families battling serious illness each year, free of charge,” according to their website. Hugill has fond memories of his own summer camp experiences, so he is pleased that donations to his run will make those experiences possible for these families.
IGM Regional Manager Tyler Minamyer said, “IGM has always been proud of the fact that we become a part of the community when we take on a course. Todd has been with Widow’s Walk Golf Course since joining IGM, and we’re happy to support him in doing this.”  IGM has been involved with projects for Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, and United Way, among others in the communities in which they maintain golf courses.
Hugill concurs that Minamyer and Steve Gano, IGM Vice-President of Operations, have provided moral support throughout his training. In addition, his wife will continue to inspire him, as she is also running in NYC, having received a running bib through the marathon’s lottery system. “Our kids are excited,” said Hugill. For more information or to donate on Hugill’s behalf, visit: