Craig Heesch
Craig Heesch
CRAIG HEESCH

Born in Minnesota, Craig was a science major in college with expertise in music and golf. Singing along with the sounds of such greats as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, and Tony Bennett since early childhood he developed a love for the American classics.

He traveled to Los Angeles as his velvet vocal style developed, hoping to sing professionally, and signed with Overland Records as Craig Adams.

As an Overland artist, he wrote and recorded original songs that were featured in a Hollywood film "Single Room, Furnished", starring Jayne Mansfield. He teamed up with Dick Dale and his Del-Tones, and Francine York. They released "Dream Girl Waltz" which was distributed internationally by the USO.

Taking a break from his pursuit as a vocalist, Craig designed important patents for aircraft inertial guidance systems, launching his first company and a successful technical career in research & development..

When legendary Mel Torme heard Craig's voice, he encouraged Craig to record the music from The Great American Songbook.

Craig signed with "America Jazz Records. ("Americana Records")

With the help of Jim Pike, originator of the famed trio "The Lettermen", Craig produced a new album, "From Out of the Wings", singing the great American standards.

His album was a contender for 4 different Grammy Nominations.

Jim Pike, founder and lead singer of "The Lettermen", recipient of nine gold albums and five Grammy award nominations, said of Craig:
"Take the sensitivity and phrasing of a lyric, the tone quality and intonation of all the great crooners of the past and that is Craig! Seldom does a voice like his come along."

Craig opened performances for the former Lettermen and performed nationally including New York's famous Lincoln Center

He was selected as a special guest artist to perform with famed Seoul Pops Orchestra at their Tenth Annual Celebration held in the elegant Seoul Arts Center in South Korea.

He is also a member of the American Recording Academy

In addition, Craig is also one of the top golf teaching professionals in the country and one of the few golf instructors qualified as a "Masters Certified" Golf Professional.

For many years he has taught both amateurs and professionals including PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA tour players as well as leading sports figures and celebrities. He is known for his patient and easy teaching style.

As both a recording artist and Masters Certified Golf Professional, Craig was invited to co-host the national television show "The Clubhouse", He gave vocal performances and talked golf inside the clubhouse.

Craig instructed quest celebrities and sports figures, how to hone their golf game on the course and shared a "Swing Signature" lesson and golf Tip on each episode.

He served as director of golf for Swing Signature Golf School in Palm Springs, California and taught for America's Favorite Golf Schools.

Craig continues to performs, teaches golf classes at Dixie State University, and instructs privately at Sky Mountain Golf Resort in Southern Utah.