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The Mover: Steve Hulka

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"A business name? When we started we called it H.O.P.E. — Hulka's Overland Players Express. Because our motto was, 'I hope they use it.'" - Steve Hulka

Steve Hulka
Age: 58
Job: Unofficial luggage handler for the PGA Tour

"After 9/11, I was traveling with only a backpack and was aghast with what went on at the airport. The players and I talked about how hard traveling was going to be. We got the O.K. from the Tour, and my wife, Mary, and I bought a truck and a trailer for $50,000. We transport the players' luggage, golf bags and strollers, among other things, from Tour stop to Tour stop so they can travel hands free. We started with five players. Now we have almost 40. We've logged 55,000 miles a year since 2003. On Sundays, Mary starts packing while I finish caddying for Brian Davis. Then I help Mary finish packing, and it's wheels up to the next tournament. The longest drive is from Tucson to the Honda Classic [in South Florida]. A business name? When we started we called it H.O.P.E. — Hulka's Overland Players Express. Because our motto was, 'I hope they use it.'"

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