ATLANTA -- Tom Glavine has already called asking to be spotted a few strokes. Open to obliging his good friend's request, John Smoltz will travel to the New York City area early Friday morning ready to show a television audience why he was always able to win the friendly rounds of golf that he shared with Glavine and Greg Maddux.
Smoltz and Glavine have agreed to participate in Golf Channel's newest original series, "Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf." The two former Braves pitchers will compete at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., on Friday morning.
Golf Channel will air the 18-hole event on May 17 at 9 p.m. ET. Smoltz and Glavine will be competing for money that will be donated to their favorite charity.
"I told [Glavine], I have everything to lose and nothing to gain," Smoltz said. "He has everything to gain."
Smoltz, who will participate in a U.S. Open qualifier in May, said that he would be willing to give Glavine three strokes per side. But at the same time, he said he was not aware of the guidelines set by Trump, who will emcee the event.
After completing his broadcast duties during the Braves-Phillies game played at Turner Field on Thursday night, Smoltz planned to go home and get just a couple hours of sleep. He and Glavine are scheduled to fly out of Atlanta at 7:30 a.m.