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The No. 1 Heiress Apparent: Ivanka Trump

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Ivanka Trump, 29, is the executive vice president of development and acquisitions for the Trump Organization.

There's such beauty in golf, just spending a few hours outdoors on our gorgeous courses and spending time with my husband [Jared Kushner]. We've been learning how to play together. I love our new course in D.C.— it's on the Potomac and is stunning—but I'll always hold Trump Bedminster [in New Jersey] closest to my heart because it's where I had my wedding. We got married on one of the holes, so every time I'm there it brings back great memories. Golf is great from a business perspective. It's different than taking somebody out to a meal. There's a different level of connection. You learn about somebody's personality, and they learn about yours. I started hacking around when I was 11, but it's really the last four years that I'm trying to get better. I'm a pretty good putter. I have not developed the feel for chipping, which is problematic. I sort of cross my fingers after I chip and hope it doesn't land two feet in front of me or 20 feet behind the pin [laughs]. One of the first times my father and I played together was at Trump International in Palm Beach, Fla., versus Raymond Floyd and his daughter Christina. I'm not going to tell you what the score was, but we brought a competitive spirit. Beating my father [Donald Trump] in a match? I'm working on that. I figure I've got age on my side.

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