If you are right handed hold the end of the club with the left hand steady and bring the club handle across your palm from the index finger through the middle of the palm. Now close your fingers with the thumb sitting a little to the right of center on the handle.
When you take your first step on to the green remind yourself that there are only two possible results, you will either make the putt or you will miss it. Keep in mind that there are much worse things in life than missing a single putt. Approach every putt as a chance to learn something new whether you make the putt or not. If you come away from a missed putt with more understanding of golf than you had before, it will not seem like a wasted experience. Learning from past mistakes will prepare you for future shots. If you approach a golf ball with experience, pressure will be minimal at the most.
The club face catches the underside of the ball causing the ball to rise instead of squirting along the ground. When teeing off always use the same peg for a particular club. All of the above is to do with harmony in the swing that produces consistent results. If it is good enough for the golf pros we should copy their good example. So take it steadily and powerfully and you will enjoy lower scores.
Goodness knows how long the old grip was on there! The re gripping was done while having a mug of tea and a bun after the last round. I came home with the 'new' putter and was looking forward to my next game but in the meantime there was plenty of practice indoors.
All the time keep the cup in your mind - draw the putter back, strike through the ball and on, under the string towards the cup. So, accelerate for five inches, connecting with the ball at four inches at your chosen power. The club continues for another seven inches all the time directly towards the cup. And plop! In she goes!
One of my favorite sayings is 'If you think you can or can't you are probably right.' In fact when you think you can't you are almost always right as it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Tiger does not appear to have a problem there as he said at the end of the tournament 'I didn't come here to lose.'