Being comfortable is the most important aspect of putting. When I am putting poorly I experiment with different strokes and stances until I get to where I feel comfortable enough to repeat a good putting movement a number of times in succession. The drawings illustrate two of my more recent stances. I used the wide stance for a number of years; then, for the 1967 U.S. Open, I reassumed a narrow stance. Getting comfortable isn't quite as easy as it sounds. Too many golfers find a nice, relaxed position, but when they get over the ball they have a tendency to become too loose and are no longer able to control their putting stroke. For instance, you take an open stance. You make a few putts, but, without realizing it, each time you putt you open your stance just a fraction of an inch more. Pretty soon you're so open you cannot hit the ball properly. Once you find a comfortable putting stance, try to keep it. It will save you more than a few strokes every round.